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Fatigue management system

Issue number: MO-2010-003-SI-01
Who it affects: All ship owners, operators, managers and masters
Issue owner: Tosco Keymax International Ship management company
Operation affected: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 274-MO-2010-003
Date: 14 April 2011

Safety issue description

There was no effective fatigue management system in place to ensure that the bridge watch keeper was fit to stand a navigational watch after the loading in Gladstone.

Recommendation

Action organisation: Tosco Keymax International Ship management company
Action number: MO-2010-003-SR-005
Date: 14 April 2011
Action status: Closed

Response from Tosco Keymax International
The ATSB has been advised by Tosco Keymax International that since the incident, in accordance with the company's policy of continuous improvement, Tosco Keymax has implemented additional inspection regimes and provided information and further training to ship's staff relevant to issues arising from the grounding.

ATSB response:

The ATSB remains concerned that there is no proper guidance provided to the master or crew with regard to how fatigue levels should be managed and when someone should make the fact known that they might not be fit to undertake a navigational watch.

   
Current issue status: Partially addressed
Status justification:

The ATSB remains concerned that there is no proper guidance provided to the master or crew with regard to how fatigue levels should be managed and when someone should make the fact known that they might not be fit to undertake a navigational watch.

 
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Last update 06 March 2014