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Ambiguous pilotage direction

Issue number: MO-2010-006-SI-02
Who it affects: All port authorities and pilotage organisations
Issue owner: Dampier Port Authority
Operation affected: Marine: Shore-based operations
Background: Investigation Report 277-MO-2010-006
Date: 18 July 2011

Safety issue description

Dampier Port Authority's pilotage directions are unclear and ambiguous with respect to the requirements for towing vessels or on the use of pilotage exemptions by crew other than the master.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Dampier Port Authority
Action number: MO-2010-006-NSA-014
Date: 18 July 2011
Action status: Closed
The ATSB has been advised by the Dampier Port Authority that the pilotage directions have been revised and reissued with increased emphasis on the requirements when towing and on the use of exemption certificates.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by the Dampier Port Authority adequately addressed this safety issue.
   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The ATSB has been advised by the Dampier Port Authority that the pilotage directions have been revised and reissued with increased emphasis on the requirements when towing and on the use of exemption certificates.

 
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Last update 06 March 2014