Marine safety issues and actions

On board return to service

Issue number: MO-2010-004-SI-09
Who it affects: All owners operators and managers of ships equipped with 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 planned maintenance system on board British Sapphire did not detail a procedure for a recommissioning test following maintenance on the fast rescue boat davit. As a result, any recommissioning test that was done after on board maintenance had not identified the issue with the wave compensator safety interlock prior to the incident.

Proactive Action

Action number: MO-2010-004-NSA-021
Action organisation: BP Shipping Ltd
Date: 27 July 2011
Action status: Closed
The ATSB has been advised that a requirement to complete a boat launch has been included in all invasive lifeboat and rescue boat davit maintenance job descriptions as follows. Complete boat launch procedure as soon as possible post this maintenance to confirm satisfactory operation of all controls, indicators, components, limit switches, brakes and protection devices.

ATSB comment:

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