Investigation number
MO-2023-001
Occurrence date
Location
Bunbury
State
Western Australia
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Short
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Final report: Internal review
Investigation status
Active
Occurrence category
Incident
Anticipated completion

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has commenced an investigation into the grounding of the bulk carrier World Diana in the Port of Bunbury, Western Australia, on 22 April 2023.

At about 0615 local time on 22 April, World Diana departed berth number 3 under the conduct of a harbour pilot with two tugs assisting. The pilot manoeuvred the ship towards the inner harbour swing basin before initiating a planned swing to port to turn the ship. At about 0644, during the swing, the ship had gained headway and its bow momentarily grounded in shallow water at the north-western side of the harbour. 

The pilot was able to bring the ship astern off the shallow water with tug assistance, before completing the swing and departing the port to sea. The ship continued to its next port where surveys identified minor hull damage as a result of the grounding.

The final report has been drafted and is undergoing internal review to ensure the report adequately and accurately reflects the evidence collected, analysis, and agreed findings.

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

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Vessel Details
Destination
Port of Kosichang, Thailand
Vessel name
World Diana
Marine vehicle sector
Bulk carrier
Flag
Isle of Man
IMO
9875214
Damage
Minor
Marine occurrence type
Grounding
Marine Operation Type
Bulk Carrier
Vessel Operator
OSM MARITIME AS