WA: Union Pushes for Change After Seafarer’s Death

Reported by Julia | 04 Oct, 2010

A union is calling for clarifications as to which regulatory body has authority over the shipping sector following the death of a seafarer. In 24 December 2008, a 43, year-old man died on a tanker after being struck on the head by a heavy line. It was later found that he was cutting the lashing …

WA: Seafarer Killed Due to Dangerous Position – Report

Reported by Julia | 30 Sep, 2010

A mariner who was killed on board a floating storage, north of Dampier in WA, placed himself in a precarious situation, a report reveals. The 43-year-old man died on December 24 2008 after being hit in the head with a heavy line while crew members disconnected the ship from its mooring buoy. They were trying …

QLD: Audits to Focus Fishing Vessels

Reported by Julia | 30 Aug, 2010

The Queensland Government is targeting the commercial fishing industry on the Sunshine Coast in its new safety campaign. The campaign hopes to improve safety and raise awareness on windlass winch and capstan use. But key players in the commercial fishing industry in the area said they had not been informed of the campaign, which includes …

QLD: Company Fined over Winch Accident

Reported by Julia | 30 Apr, 2010

The Noosa Industrial Magistrates Court has fined a small construction company over a workplace incident which caused injuries to a worker. The Sunshine Coast firm was found guilty on March 11 to failing to ensure workplace safety under section 24 (1) of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995. Industrial Magistrate Bernadette Callaghan imposed a …