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Emailed instructions

Issue number: MO-2010-007-SI-03
Who it affects: All ship owners, operators, managers and masters
Issue owner: NYK-Hinode Line
Operation affected: Marine: Shore-based operations
Background: Investigation Report 278-MO-2010-007
Date: 14 November 2011

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 organisation: NYK-Hinode Line
Action number: MO-2010-007-NSA-028
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 response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by NYK-Hinode Line adequately addresses this safety issue.
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
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

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Last update 06 March 2014