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Planned maintenance system alarm/shutdown testing

Issue number: MO-2010-001-SI-01
Who it affects: All ship owners, operators, managers and engineers
Issue owner: ASP Ship Management
Operation affected: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 272-MO-2010-001
Date: 25 January 2011

Safety issue description

River Embley’s planned maintenance system did not require routine testing of the compressor high temperature alarm/shutdown.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: ASP Ship Management
Action number: MO-2010-001-NSA-001
Date: 25 January 2011
Action status: Closed
On 17 February, the day after the fire, ASP Ship Management advised all chief engineers in the fleet of the incident on board River Embley and instructed them to check the operation of each screw air compressor and to test all associated safety devices. Subsequently, the planned maintenance schedules on board all ships in the fleet have been updated to include routine testing of compressor shutdown devices.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by ASP Ship Management adequately addresses this safety issue.
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by ASP Ship MAnagement adequately address this safety issue.

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Last update 06 March 2014