Marine safety issues and actions

Procedures versus practices

Issue number: MO-2008-013-SI-01
Who it affects: All owners, operators, managers and masters of offshore production and supply vessels
Issue owner: Teekay Shipping Australia
Transport function: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 261-MO-2008-013
Issue release date: 28 September 2010
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The ATSB acknowledges the safety action taken by Teekay Shipping Australia to address this safety issue and is satisfied that the action will adequately address the issue.

Safety issue description

The ship’s procedures for connecting and disconnecting from the CALM buoy did not provide explicit, succinct and unambiguous guidance and there were differences between the procedures and the actual shipboard practices that increased the level of risk associated with those operations

Proactive Action

Action number: MO-2008-013-NSA-061
Action organisation: Teekay Shipping Australia
Date: 28 September 2010
Action status: Closed
Teekay Shipping Australia has rewritten the procedures for connecting and disconnecting the import hose and for mooring at and disconnecting from the CALM buoy, including appropriate photographs and diagrams.
Last update 06 March 2014