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Departmental Investigation into certain aspects concerning the loss of the bulk carrier Manila Transporter in the South Indian Ocean on 7 August 1991 /Transport and Communications
Bib ID 2281143
Format BookBook
Author
Australia. Department of Transport and Communications
 
Description [Canberra] : Dept. of Transport and Communications, 1991 
iii, 12, 11 leaves : map, plans ; 30 cm. 
Series

Australia. Department of Transport and Communications. Report ; 32.

Summary

On 26 June 1991 the Manila Transporter sailed from Dampier, Western Australia with a crew of 24 and a cargo of 103,001 metric tonnes of iron ore fines for Port Talbot, Wales. On 7 July 1991, the Master of the ship broadcast a distress message, stating that the ship was taking water in number 3 hold and that assistance was required. The Norwegian bulk carrier Berica responded to the message and rescued all 24 Filipino crew of the Manila Transporter, who abandoned ship in the lifeboats. The Berica then proceeded on passage as the Manila Transporter was believed to be sinking. On 27 July 1991, the Singapore registered ship Algenib encountered the derelict Manila Transporter and attempted salvage operations. However, the Manila Transporter eventually sank on 7 August 1991. The Australian Marine Incident Investigation Unit, in accordance with the International Maritime Organization Resolution A440 (XI) "Exchange of Information for Investigations into Marine Casualties" and under the provisions of the Navigation (Marine Casualty) Regulations, undertook an investigation of the evidence that was available within Australia to assist the Philippine Authorities. /n2

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Subjects Manila Transporter (Ship)  |  Shipwrecks -- Indian Ocean.
Other authors/contributors Australia. Department of Transport and Communications

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