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Fast rescue boat dropped 18m into sea – injuring crew

The Australian Transport Safety Board (ASTB) has published a report into a fast rescue boat incident on board a natural gas tanker. The incident occurred in 2010. A crew member was medically evacuated using the ship’s fast rescue boat for the transfer. The crew of the fast rescue boat and the person being evacuated were injured when, during the launch, the ship’s fast rescue boat dropped 18m and impacted the water below.

Further information can be found in the attached IMCA Safety Flash only.

Safety Event

Published: 1 November 2011
Download: IMCA SF 12/11

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