Marine safety issues and actions

Crew training for wave compensator

Issue number: MO-2010-004-SI-02
Who it affects: All owners operators and managers of ships equipped with Davit International fast rescue craft
Issue owner: BP Shipping Ltd
Transport function: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 275-MO-2010-004
Issue release date: 27 July 2011
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

Action taken by BP

Safety issue description

The training provided to the crew did not ensure they were familiar with the function or operation of the wave compensator or its safety interlock

Proactive Action

Action number: MO-2010-004-NSA-018
Action organisation: BP Shipping Ltd
Date: 27 July 2011
Action status: Closed

The ATSB has been advised that BP Shipping (BPS) are producing a training DVD that will cover.

Routine checks and maintenance of boats and davits, including:

• Limit switches

• Engine and small gear checks

• Bilge pump, steering and interlocks

• Job Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment

• Launching and recovery of the boat

• Wave compensator for Gem, Virtue and C Class vessels

• Operation of the boat and the recovery of casualties from the water

• Emergency operations and breakdowns

• Contingency planning

The DVD will be BP Shipping specific but will be produced in conjunction with the rescue boat manufacturers and the davit manufacturers as well as having input from Flag and Class. The DVD will be complete by the second half of 2011 and will be on the vessels by the end of 2011.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action proposed by BP Shipping adequately addresses the safety issue

Last update 06 March 2014