Marine safety issues and actions

NYK's Operation Manual

Issue number: MO-2010-007-SI-02
Who it affects: All ship owners, operators, managers and masters
Issue owner: NYK-Hinode Line
Transport function: Marine: Shore-based operations
Background: Investigation Report 278-MO-2010-007
Issue release date: 14 November 2011
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The manual has been revised and rewritten and now contains detailed guidance for the stowage and securing of timber veneer on deck.

Safety issue description

The Operation Manual for Loading and Lashing of Tasmanian/Malaysian Dry Veneer, developed by NYK-Hinode Line for use by ships carrying timber veneer, did not contain any information relating to the stowage and securing of the timber veneer cargo on deck.

Proactive Action

Action number: MO-2010-007-NSA-030
Action organisation: NYK-Hinode Line
Date: 14 November 2011
Action status: Closed
The ATSB has been advised by NYK-Hinode Line that the operation manual was revised after the incident and a new manual, titled Manual for Loading, Stowage and Securing of Dry and Wet (Green) Veneer and Plywood, was published in March 2011 and has been given to all ships carrying veneer cargo. The revised manual now includes guidance for stowage of veneer packs on deck and its contents and instructions have been noted by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK).

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by NYK-Hinode Line adequately addresses this safety issue.
Last update 06 March 2014