Media statement on fatal car accident - update
30 March 2011
All of the next of kin of the five Navy members, involved in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred near HMAS Cerberus in Victoria last night, have now been notified
The accident remains under investigation and Navy will provide all assistance required to VICPOL in their inquiries. It would not be appropriate for Navy to speculate on any factors which may have contributed to the accident.
The sailors’ families have requested that the names of the personnel involved not be released.
Navy requests that this wish be respected and that the families be granted privacy at this time.
The Chief of Navy has expressed his condolences to the families of those involved on behalf of the Royal Australian Navy.