Investigation number
MO-2022-001
Occurrence date
Location
Port of Hastings
State
Victoria
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Short
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Final report: Internal review
Investigation status
Active
Occurrence category
Serious Incident
Anticipated completion

The ATSB is investigating a gas pressure control equipment malfunction on board the gas carrier Suiso Frontier after the ship had loaded liquefied hydrogen at Western Port, Hastings.

At 2147 AEST on 25 January 2022, a flame was seen coming from the gas combustion unit's exhaust on deck. The unit was immediately shutdown and isolated before the crew implemented the fire prevention response plan.

No further abnormalities were reported and there were no injuries, damage or pollution. As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview relevant persons and obtain other evidence, including recorded data.

Should a critical safety issue be identified at any time during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify operators and regulators so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken. A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.

Vessel Details
Departure point
Port of Hastings, Victoria
Destination
Port of Gladstone, Queensland
Vessel name
Suiso Frontier
Marine vehicle sector
Tanker
Flag
Japan
IMO
9860154
Marine occurrence type
Fire
Marine Operation Type
Liquefied Gas Tanker
Vessel Operator
HySTRA