Research and analysis

Safety lessons: keeping a proper lookout on your vessel

A safety message to recreational craft users reminding you to be aware of your surroundings and never assume others know you are there.



Summary of the collision between dredger Shoreway and yacht Orca with the loss of 1 life, highlighting the importance of maintaining a proper lookout at all times and other key safety lessons learned during the investigation.

The information has been prepared for members of the:

  • yachting industry
  • recreational craft users

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 20 May 2015