Marine safety issues and actions

Safety management system compliance

Issue number: MO-2013-007-SI-03
Who it affects: All masters, owners and operators of ships and small vessels
Issue owner: Whyalla Launch Services
Operation affected: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 300-MO-2013-007
Date: 09 May 2014

Safety issue description

The examples of non-compliance with the requirements of Whyalla Launch Services’ safety management system indicate that the system was not fully and effectively implemented on board Switcher.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Whyalla Launch Services
Action number: MO-2013-007-NSA-010
Date: 09 May 2014
Action status: Released

Whyalla Launch Services has advised that the company’s safety management system is being updated as a result of the findings of this incident and an audit that was carried out in December 2013. Actions are also being taken to ensure that the system is effectively implemented on board Switcher.

ATSB response:

The ATSB considers that the actions taken by Whyalla Launch Services should address this safety issue.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Last update 09 May 2014