Spirit of Tasmania II incident report now available

4 July 2016

On 13 January 2016 the Spirit of Tasmania II berthed portside alongside the TT-Line berth on Station Pier Port Melbourne after arriving from Devonport Tasmania in the early morning. Just before 6:00PM, a highly localised and severe south-westerly gust of wind struck the vessel causing eight out of 10 of the set mooring lines to part.

Maritime Safety Victoria has since completed a comprehensive investigation into the incident, which is now available online.

No one was injured; nor were any vehicles damaged. On further inspection, the Spirit of Tasmania II was found to be structurally sound.

Interested parties can download the full report (pdf) PDF, 1.7 MB or the accessible word version DOC, 3.7 MB.