Monday 19th Nov, 2018

Authorities investigate vessel collision

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A COLLISION between the container ship Glasgow Express and the fishing vessel Mako in Bass Strait is being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Around 11.20pm on Saturday August 12, the container ship Glasgow Express (9232589) and the fishing vessel Mako collided about 15 nautical miles south of Phillip Island.

“Substantial damage” was reported to the fishing vessel, according to the ATSB, albeit no injuries were reported.

Glasgow Express stayed in the area to help Mako until it could return to San Remo, Phillip Island, in the early hours of Sunday August 13.

It then resumed its passage and berthed in Melbourne on August 13.

Glasgow Express is flagged in Germany and has a dead weight tonnage of 54,157 according to MarineTraffic.com.

“The ATSB investigation will involve collecting relevant evidence, including interviewing directly involved parties,” the Bureau stated.

“The evidence will be analysed and a draft investigation report compiled. The draft report will be forwarded to relevant parties for comment prior to the completion and release of the final report.”



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