The 200 meter long, 61148 dwt bulk carrier Jonas Oldendorff allided with the quay at Port Lincoln, Australia. The bulk carrier had entered the port and was attempting to berth when it struck the quay. The Jonas Oldendorff sustained only minor damage to its starboard bow. No significant damage reported to the quay. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The Jonas Oldendorff was later assisted by tugs to its berth. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 176 meter long, 3498 dwt cruise passenger ship Astor allided with the pier at Melbourne, Australia. Strong winds pushed the Astor against the end of the pier. Tugs were dispatched and were able to stabilize the cruise ship. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state wind gusts reached up to 100 km per hour.
On October 16, the 17 meter long fishing vessel Dianne capsized in Bustard Bay near Seventeen Seventy, Queensland, Australia. The trawler had capsized in bad weather during the night with the master at the helm and six crew asleep below. One crewman was able escape from the overturn vessel and clung to the hull for several hours before the Dianne sank. A passing yacht spotted him in the water and rescued him.
Reports state that several other crew had survived the capsizing and could be heard tapping inside the hull before the vessel sank. Authorities have launched a search and rescue in the surrounding area, but weather conditions has slowed the effort. The six crew were still reported as missing.