Marine safety issues and actions

On board planned maintenance system

Issue number: MO-2012-005-SI-01
Who it affects: Shipboard maintenance management
Issue owner: ID Wallem Ship Management
Operation affected: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 294-MO-2012-005
Date: 22 August 2013

Safety issue description

The ship’s planned maintenance system did not include all of the main engine manufacturer’s maintenance requirements. Furthermore, the maintenance records did not include sufficient detail to confirm that the main engine was maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: ID Wallem Ship Management
Action number: MO-2012-005-NSA-013
Date: 22 August 2013
Action status: Closed

ID Wallem Ship Management advised they had taken steps to inspect the roller guides in all main engines in their fleet as soon as practical or during dry dockings and carry out repairs as required. All Ship’s staff would be briefed and crew training centres include information regarding this incident. In addition, closer contact between on board and shore management would be instigated along with tighter restrictions on the use of shipboard computers and maintenance systems to limit the loss of information due to computer virus attacks.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by ID Wallem Ship Management adequately addresses this safety issue.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied the changes and improved work practices will sufficiently reduce the likelihood of a similar incident occurring in this company’s fleet in the future.

Last update 13 February 2014