Marine safety issues and actions

Ambiguous pilotage direction

Issue number: MO-2010-006-SI-02
Who it affects: All port authorities and pilotage organisations
Issue owner: Dampier Port Authority
Transport function: Marine: Shore-based operations
Background: Investigation Report 277-MO-2010-006
Issue release date: 18 July 2011
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue 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.

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 number: MO-2010-006-NSA-014
Action organisation: Dampier Port Authority
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 comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by the Dampier Port Authority adequately addressed this safety issue.
Last update 06 March 2014