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Knowledge of ship’s safety management system

Issue number: MO-2010-005-SI-02
Who it affects: All ship, owners, operators, managers and seafarers
Issue owner: NSC Schiffahrtsgesellschaft, Germany
Operation affected: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 276-MO-2010-005
Date: 17 February 2011

Safety issue description

The oiler’s actions indicate that he was likely not aware of the ship’s safety management system hot work permit requirements.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: NSC Schiffahrtsgesellschaft, Germany
Action number: MO-2010-005-NSA-004
Date: 17 February 2011
Action status: Closed

The ATSB has been advised by NSC Schifffahrtsgesellschaft that safety drill/training plans have been reviewed with a special focus on Hot Work and Risk & Hazard Assessment.

The Training Checklists have been improved and amended accordingly, so that new crew members will be familiar with the safety management system, including hot work. The frequency of Training of Safe working practice, including Hot Work, has been increased from three month to a monthly schedule.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by NSC Schifffahrtsgesellschaft adequately addresses the safety issue.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The management reviewed safety drill/training plans with a special focus on hot work and assessment including revision on the training checklists. The training of safe working practice including hot work has been icreased to monthly schedule.

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Last update 06 March 2014