Investigation number
ME-2021-004
Occurrence date
Location
475NM W of Adelaide
State
South Australia
Report status
Final
Investigation type
External Investigation
Investigation phase
Final report: Dissemination
Investigation status
Completed
Highest injury level
Fatal

On 4 June 2021, a crew member (from Turkey) on Star Planet fell into the cargo hold and sustained fatal injuries. The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) initiated an investigation into the accident

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

The Bahamas Maritime Authority 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 Bahamas Maritime Authority at casualty@bahamasmaritime.com.

Vessel Details
Departure point
Kwinana, Western Australia
Destination
Port Adelaide, South Australia
Vessel name
<em>Star Planet</em>
Flag
Bahamas
IMO
9316036
Damage
Nil
Marine occurrence type
Fatality
Marine Operation Type
Bulk carrier