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Tower assembly

Issue number: MO-2009-005-SI-02
Who it affects: All seafarers
Issue owner: Ship's masters and crews
Operation affected: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 266-MO-2009-005
Date: 17 November 2010

Safety issue description

The tower was not assembled as designed. The outriggers and intermediate planks, both key components, were missing and the work platform guard rails were not used. The manufacturer’s instructions were also missing but no attempt was made to obtain them, a parts list or the missing parts.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action organisation: Ship's masters and crews
Action number: MO-2009-005-SAN-024
Date: 17 November 2010
Action status: Closed

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that ships’ masters and crew should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.

ATSB response:

The safety advisory notice released to educate ships' masters and crew through the public circulation of the report.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The safety advisory notice is addressed to all ships' masters and crews and has been promulgated by the ATSB

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Last update 06 March 2014