Investigation number
ME-2020-003
Occurrence date
Location
Bunbury anchorage
State
Western Australia
Report status
Final
Investigation type
External Investigation
Investigation phase
Final report: Dissemination
Investigation status
Completed
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
Fatal

On 11 December 2020, a crew member (from Shandong, China) on Luzon Strait fell into the cargo hold and sustained fatal injuries. The Hong Kong Marine Department, Marine Accident Investigation Section (MAIS), is investigating the accident.

At the request of MAIS, the ATSB assisted with the collection of information relevant to the investigation. To protect any information supplied by MAIS to the ATSB, and the ATSB's investigative work to assist MAIS, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. The ATSB has now concluded its involvement in the investigation.

The Hong Kong Marine Department, Marine Accident Investigation Section is responsible for and will administer the release of the final investigation report into this accident. Any enquires relating to the investigation should be directed to the Hong Kong Marine Department at mdenquiry@mardep.gov.hk.

Vessel Details
Departure point
Singapore
Destination
Bunbury, Western Australia
Vessel name
Luzon Strait
Marine vehicle sector
Bulk carrier
Flag
Hong Kong
IMO
9317793
Damage
Nil
Marine occurrence type
Fatality
Marine Operation Type
Bulk Carrier
Vessel Operator
Pacific Basin Shipping (HK) Limited