Marine safety issues and actions

Installation and acceptance

Issue number: MO-2010-004-SI-07
Who it affects: All owners operators and managers of ships equipped with fast rescue craft
Issue owner: BP Shipping Ltd
Transport function: Marine: Other
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

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

Proactive Action

Action number: MO-2010-004-NSA-017
Action organisation: BP Shipping Ltd
Date: 27 July 2011
Action status: Closed
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.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by BP Shipping adequately addresses the safety issue
Last update 06 March 2014