Marine safety issues and actions

Port of Brisbane preparedness for incidents

Issue number: MO-2011-001-SI-01
Who it affects: MSQ Port of Brisbane
Issue owner: Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ)
Operation affected: Marine: Shore-based operations
Background: Investigation Report 283-MO-2011-001
Date: 05 October 2012

Safety issue description

Brisbane port authorities had not put in place sufficient procedures, checklists and/or supporting documents to ensure VTS staff were adequately prepared, trained and practiced to handle a predictable incident such as this.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ)
Action number: MO-2011-001-NSA-007
Date: 05 October 2012
Action status: Closed

The ATSB has been advised that Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) will review and update procedures for its Brisbane and Queensland port network as a result of this and any other marine incident.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the actions taken by MSQ will adequately address this safety issue.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that the MSQ actions in assessing its procedures and training regime to identify the risks and responses associated with this type of incident will adequately address this safety issue.

Last update 13 February 2014