Marine safety issues and actions

Veneer packaging

Issue number: MO-2010-007-SI-04
Who it affects: All shippers of timber cargoes
Issue owner: Ta Ann Tasmania
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:

Ta Ann Tasmania has begun banding the packs of timber veneer being carried on deck.

Safety issue description

Ta Ann Tasmania did not follow the recommendations contained in section 2.3 of Appendix A of the International Maritime Organization’s Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargo when they packaged the timber veneer for shipment by sea.

Proactive Action

Action number: MO-2010-007-NSA-027
Action organisation: Ta Ann Tasmania
Date: 14 November 2011
Action status: Closed
The ATSB has been advised by Ta Ann Tasmania that, from September 2010, the company began banding all packaged timber veneer deck cargo to prevent the deck stows from becoming slack during a voyage.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Ta Ann Tasmania adequately addresses this safety issue.
Last update 06 March 2014