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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
Operation affected: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 274-MO-2010-003
Date: 14 April 2011

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

   
Current issue status: Not addressed
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.

 
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Last update 06 March 2014