Improving Maritime Safety with South-West Pacific Partners

Shaping strategic policy in the fields of hydrography, nautical charting and related navigational safety is the focus of the South-West Pacific Hydrographic Commission Meeting, held in Wollongong, Australia Members of the South-West Pacific Hydrographic Commission work together to improve maritime safety through hydrographic capacity building and forging strong connections as a maritime community. Commodore Fiona … More Improving Maritime Safety with South-West Pacific Partners

Passenger Overboard from Princess Sun

A passenger has been reported overboard from the Princess Sun cruise ship today, according to 9News in Australia. The passenger is an Australian man in his 80’s.   In a statement, Princess Cruises stated that the passenger intentionally went overboard. The Princess Sun departed from Fremantle, Australia six days ago, and was half way through a 12-day cruise. The overboard … More Passenger Overboard from Princess Sun

Police to Investigate Marine Incident of Woman Overboard Cruise Ship

Official Press Release “The Queensland Police Service will conduct investigations on behalf of the Coroner after receiving a report of a 47-year-old woman missing overboard in waters outside of Australia.” “The report was received on April 12.” “Initial investigations indicate the Brisbane woman had gone overboard sometime on April 12, 150 nautical miles from New … More Police to Investigate Marine Incident of Woman Overboard Cruise Ship

Search Called Off for Woman Who Fell From P&O Cruise Ship “Pacific Dawn”

“Extremely difficult decision” –  Cruise ship captain announces search for passenger called off. The captain of P&O cruise ship Pacific Dawn has made the sad announcement that one of its passengers, a woman, hasn’t been found and the ship is heading back to Brisbane. The woman, believed to have been on a seven-day holiday with her husband and … More Search Called Off for Woman Who Fell From P&O Cruise Ship “Pacific Dawn”