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Flinders Ports passage plan

Issue number: MO-2010-008-SI-02
Who it affects: All pilotage organisations
Issue owner: Flinders Ports
Operation affected: Marine: Shore-based operations
Background: Investigation Report 279-MO-2010-008
Date: 13 September 2012

Safety issue description

While the Flinders Ports passage plan for Port Lincoln contained information relating to general navigation in the port, such as depths and navigation/channel marks, it did not contain actual passage specific information, such as courses and speeds to be followed. If the plan had contained course and speed information, the ship’s crew would have been better prepared for the pilotage.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Flinders Ports
Action number: MO-2010-008-NSA-044
Date: 13 September 2012
Action status: Closed
The ATSB has been advised by Flinders Ports that they are always looking to improve its performance taking account best practice. Following the collision in Port Lincoln, Flinders Ports has assessed the contents of the port’s pilotage passage plan and amended it to include courses and speed zones.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Flinders Ports adequately addresses this safety issue.
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The passage plan has been amended to show courses and speed zones to be followed during a pilotage.

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Last update 06 March 2014