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Commissioning processes

Issue number: MO-2011-004-SI-01
Who it affects: All ship owners, operators, managers, masters and officers
Issue owner: Tsuneishi Group Shipbuilding, China
Operation affected: Marine: Other
Background: Investigation Report 285-MO-2011-004
Date: 30 July 2012

Safety issue description

The shipyard commissioning processes did not identify that the ship’s rudder angle indicator transmitter and tiller link-arm were not installed correctly.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Tsuneishi Group Shipbuilding, China
Action number: MO-2011-004-NSA-019
Date: 30 July 2012
Action status: Closed

Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding has advised that it has sent a bulletin to the owners of all ships built in the shipyard requesting that all steering link-arm connections are appropriately tightened and that their locking tabs are correctly fitted.

The shipyard’s procedures have also been modified to ensure that, in future, these checks are carried out during the building of all ships.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding adequately addresses the safety issue.

   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding has advised that it has sent a bulletin to the owners of all ships built in the shipyard requesting that all steering link-arm connections are appropriately tightened and that their locking tabs are correctly fitted. The shipyard’s procedures have also been modified to ensure that, in future, these checks are carried out during the building of all ships.

 
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