And One Loss

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Thu 24 Apr 2014 12:59

Alongside Fukuoka
mostly sunny, mild

Today I got a reply back from AMSA and have to say that it was one of the best fob offs I have ever experienced:

Dear Mr Williams,

Thank you, sir, for the recent reporting of a collision between your yacht, Sylph VI, and the container ship, MSC Asya, while you were crossing the Sea of Japan. This information was passed to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) by the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) operated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). This fulfilled any reporting requirements the ATSB has in this situation. Unfortunately, this incident is not within the areas of responsibility for the ATSB investigation of marine safety matters and as such the ATSB will not be conducting further inquiries. It is possible for you to report this incident to the flag state of the ship involved (MSC Asya) who may then take this further with the ship and company involved.

Thank you again, we are thankful that you are safe and wish you well in the future.

Kind regards,

Gordon Gore
Transport Safety Investigator (Marine)
Australian Transport Safety Bureau (Brisbane)

Oh well, at least the reply was polite and I didn't really expect it to go anywhere.  I tried, and will probably attempt to pursue the matter further in due course. In the meantime I am getting on with fixing things as best I can. The printer is working, for now, so that is a win. Jaap helped me obtain permission from the marina to do some grinding and welding in Sylph's current berth, so that is another win. And Mena has been helping me track down a genset and welder to hire to do the repairs, so that is also moving forward.

The sun shines and on balance it has been a very nice day.

All is well.