According to the Nine Channel News Network, Victoria Police received an alarm at around 9 pm on September 28 that a ship had capsized in waters 8 kilometers offshore.

The police rushed to the Altona Wharf near the location of the accident in western Melbourne, and found that the three men on board had managed to leave the ship in question and climbed onto a sandbar in the shallow water, but they were too far away to return to the shore and were trapped on.

The police dispatched a helicopter to carry out the rescue. Firefighters and Victorian emergency services personnel also received the report to assist the police, and finally rescued the trapped three people safely back to shore. No one was injured in the incident.

The police found that the three men who sailed and fished had violated Victoria's epidemic prevention regulations not to be more than 5 kilometers away from home, so they issued a $1652 fine to each.