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Probe after boat carrying 200 slams into Melbourne dock

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Authorities are investigating after several people on a party boat were injured after it crashed into a dock in Melbourne.

Five people including a young boy were taken to hospital with minor injuries

The Lady Cutler showboat with around 200 on board collided with Central Pier at Docklands, Melbourne at 5.30 pm on Saturday.

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Images of the aftermath show the large wooden pylons at the pier splintered upon impact with the boat.

The boat is described online a the city's 'largest cruise vessel' and boasts 'five star service."

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Authorities are investigating after several people on a party boat were injured after it crashed into a dock in Melbourne.Five people including a young boy were taken to hospital with minor injuries

It can hold 350 people for parties and other events.

The boat was carrying a Somali community group when it hit the dock.

Investigations into what caused the crash are ongoing. 

Worksafe and The Australian Maritime Safety Authority are now trying to determine what happened.

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Authorities are investigating after several people on a party boat were injured after it crashed into a dock in Melbourne.The Lady Cutler show boat with around 200 on board collided with Central Pier at Docklands, Melbourne about 5:30 pm on Saturday.

"Following an incident in Melbourne yesterday afternoon, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has prohibited the MV Lady Cutler from operating pending further investigation tomorrow," a statement said.

"The Master's Certificate of Competency has been suspended with immediate effect."

The Lady Cutler's operator has declined to comment.



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