Marine safety issues and actions

Global Supplier without radar and AIS unit

Issue number: MO-2010-006-SI-03
Who it affects: All regulators, surveyors and inspectors
Issue owner: State and Territory Marine authorities
Transport function: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 277-MO-2010-006
Issue release date: 18 July 2011
Current issue status: Not addressed
Issue status justification:

The ATSB advises that state and territory marine authorities should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.

Safety issue description

Global Supplier was built and surveyed as a Uniform Shipping Laws (USL) Code vessel and therefore was not fitted with radar or an AIS unit which would be required under the provisions of the current National Standard for Commercial Vessels. Had these devices been fitted, they would have provided information that would have assisted both Global Supplier's skipper and Far Swan's watchkeepers, in avoiding the collision.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action number: MO-2010-006-SAN-015
Action organisation: State and Territory Marine authorities
Date: 18 July 2011
Action status: Closed

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that all states and territory marine authorities should consider the safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.

ATSB comment:

N/A

Last update 06 March 2014