>Investigation Report on Collision between F & K and Jolly Roger off Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory

>The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released the report of its investigation of the collision between a bulk carrier and a commercial fishing vessel off Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory on 16 April 2009. There were no injuries, but the fishing vessel had to be abandoned following the collision. The fishing vessel was the give-way vessel, but it had no look-out and thus failed to change course or speed. The bulk carrier had detected the fishing vessel 20 minutes prior to the collision, but failed to use appropriate means to determine the risk of collision and thus failed to attempt evasive maneuvers until too late. MOI No. 264 [Summary from Bryant’s Maritime Blog].