Marine safety issues and actions

Defect reporting

Issue number: MO-2013-012-SI-02
Who it affects: All ships
Issue owner: IMM Shipping
Transport function: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 305-MO-2013-012
Issue release date: 14 November 2014
Current issue status: Partially addressed
Issue status justification:

Although IMM Shipping did not identify specific safety action to address the safety issue concerning the reporting of defects to external parties, the company issued a circular to all managed ships on the subject of the incident. The circular has the potential to form the basis of lessons learned from the incident across the company's fleet.

Safety issue description

The ship’s managers did not have effective systems to ensure that the defective control system for the controllable pitch propeller was reported to the relevant organisations as required.

Consequently, Brisbane’s vessel traffic services, pilotage provider and the pilot remained unaware of the defect and could not consider it in their risk assessments before the pilotage started.



Action number: MO-2013-012-SR-029
Action organisation: IMM Shipping GmbH & Co KG
Date: 14 November 2014
Action status: Released

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that IMM Shipping takes safety action to ensure that defects are reported as required.

Additional correspondence

Response date: 14 March 2015
Response from: IMM Shipping GmbH & Co KG
Action status: Closed
Response text:
Last update 13 August 2015