Marine safety issues and actions

Safety management system for passage planning

Issue number: MO-2010-003-SI-02
Who it affects: All ship owners, operators, managers and masters
Issue owner: Tosco Keymax International Ship management company
Transport function: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 274-MO-2010-003
Issue release date: 14 April 2011
Current issue status: Not addressed
Issue status justification:

The ATSB remains concerned that there is no proper guidance in the ship’s safety management system to ensure that the defences offered by a GPS route planning system are used in conjunction with the passage plan.

Safety issue description

The ship’s safety management system did not contain procedures or guidance on the proper use of GPS route plans and their relationship to the ship’s passage plans.

Recommendation

Action number: MO-2010-003-SR-006
Action organisation: Tosco Keymax International Ship management company
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 comment:

The ATSB remains concerned that there is no proper guidance in the ship’s safety management system to ensure that the defences offered by a GPS route planning system are used in conjunction with the passage plan.

Last update 06 March 2014