Marine safety issues and actions

Emailed instructions

Issue number: MO-2010-007-SI-03
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 operation manual for the stowage and securing of veneer cargo has been revised to cover deck cargo. Therefore emailed instructions should not be necessary in the future

Safety issue description

The instructions that were emailed to Mimasaka’s master by NYK-Hinode Line did not provide the crew with proper guidance about how to stow and secure the packs of timber veneer on deck.

Proactive Action

Action number: MO-2010-007-NSA-028
Action organisation: NYK-Hinode Line
Date: 14 November 2011
Action status: Closed
The ATSB has been advised by NYK-Hinode Line that, following the incident, NYK-Hinode updated its Operation Manual for Loading and Lashing of Tasmanian/Malaysian Dry Veneer to include reference to on deck stowage and securing and therefore the need for additional emailed instructions is no longer necessary.

ATSB comment:

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