Atlantic Blue Grounding

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Dec 202010
 

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Masters, of course, are at the pointy end of any sharp stick poking around after an accident and, in some jurisdictions, can be detained for more than a year even when not accused of a criminal act. MAC was, therefore, interested to note a part of the Australian Transport Safety Board’s report into the grounding of the tanker Atlantic Blue at Kirkcaldie Reef, Torres Strait in February, 2009, while under pilotage that does not seem to have it even into the maritime media:

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