Lookout! Issue 28, April 2013
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Forty-two passengers and two crew had to be rescued from a 14 metre catamaran commuter ferry, after it was struck by two large waves while making a scheduled harbour crossing.
A fixed-fire suppression system saved a fishing vessel and its crew from a reignited engine room fire.
A runaway yacht collided with several other yachts when its skipper decided to move it during a storm late at night.
Two men were thrown into the sea when the engine of their 6 metre runabout stalled as they crossed the bar at a river mouth.
A crew member died after being thrown from a powerboat when it overturned during a high-speed race on a tidal lake.
Workers lashing and de-lashing containers on ships were involved in a series of similar accidents within several months. These incidents highlight the high-risk nature of this work activity.
There were 29 Maritime fatalities in 2012.