Marine safety issues and actions

Cargo Securing Manual

Issue number: MO-2010-007-SI-01
Who it affects: All ship owners, operators, managers and masters
Issue owner: NYK-Hinode Line
Transport function: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 278-MO-2010-007
Issue release date: 14 November 2011
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The cargo securing manual has been updated to include guidance on stowage and securing of deck veneer cargo

Safety issue description

Mimasaka’s cargo securing manual did not contain any information relating to the stowage and securing of timber veneer.

Proactive Action

Action number: MO-2010-007-NSA-029
Action organisation: NYK-Hinode Line
Date: 14 November 2011
Action status: Closed

The ATSB has been advised that this item is the responsibility of the ship’s owner and, as such, this safety action should be directed to the owners of the vessel and not NYK-Hinode Line.

However, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has advised the ATSB that the ship was detained in Brisbane and subsequently released from detention when its procedures for cargo securing and its cargo securing manual were updated to provide guidance for the stowage and securing of timber veneer deck cargo.

ATSB comment:

Given the information provided by AMSA, the ATSB is satisfied that the action taken in regard to updating the cargo securing manual adequately addresses this safety issue.

Last update 06 March 2014