There was no evidence to indicate that the operation of British Sapphire's (or its sister ships) fast rescue boat davit’s wave compensator and safety interlock had been sufficiently tested at the time of the ship's delivery to ensure safe operation
BP Shipping Ltd
27 July 2011
The ATSB has been advised that BP Shipping has included a requirement within its design and construction standards for the commissioning of life saving appliances shall include full functional tests including all protective devices. The requirement will be included within the vessel contract specification.
The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by BP Shipping adequately addresses the safety issue