Accident Investigation Begins

Wednesday, June 16, 2004
The Australian Transport Safety Board (ATSB) issued its investigation report into the collision between the bulk carrier Bunga Orkid Tiga and the fishing vessel Stella VII near Creech Reef in the Great Barrier Reef on 5 January 2004. The report attributes the collision to the failure of both vessels to maintain a proper lookout. There was no loss of life, but the fishing vessel incurred substantial damage. Report No. 199 (HK Law).

Casualties

Caribbean Fantasy Fire Extinguished

A fire that broke out aboard the passenger vessel Caribbean Fantasy at 7:42 a.m. on August 17 has been extinguished, and the vessel has been moored safely in port.

Passenger Vessel Allides with Pier in Baltimore

Passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore struck the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina in Baltimore, Sunday morning, causing 60 feet of damage to the pier and cosmetic damage to the vessel’s hull.

USS Freedom Suffers Casualty

The U.S. Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of its main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) on July 11 reportedly

 
 
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