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High risk areas of pilotage

Issue number: MO-2013-011-SI-03
Who it affects: All persons charged with navigating a vessel during pilotage
Issue owner: Universal Shipping
Operation affected: Marine: Shore-based operations
Background: Investigation Report 304-MO-2013-011
Date: 22 September 2014

Safety issue description

Bosphorus’ safety management system did not detail any guidance or instructions relating to watch handover or changing the helmsman during high risk areas of a pilotage.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Universal Shipping BV
Date: 22 September 2014
Action status: Released

Universal Shipping advised the ATSB that;

The chief mate has instructed the third mate to “watch the helmsman”. There was not a hand over of the watch but only a request for assistance to avoid that accidents might occur.

ATSB response:

The ATSB's investigation found the bridge team members’ understanding of who was the officer of the watch at the time of the grounding was not consistent. The chief mate thought that he had handed the watch over to the third mate and the third mate thought that he was simply assisting the chief mate.

Recommendation

Action organisation: Universal Shipping BV
Action number: MO-2013-011-SR-026
Date: 22 September 2014
Action status: Released

The ATSB recommends that Universal Shipping take action to address this safety issue.

   
Current issue status: Not addressed
Status justification:

No action taken by Universal Shipping to address this safety issue.

 
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Last update 22 September 2014