The ship’s managers, Shih Wei Navigation, investigated the incident and acknowledged shortcomings in the implementation and completion of shipboard planned maintenance. The ship’s managers attributed these shortcomings to a lack of familiarisation with the ship’s safety management system (SMS), its implementation, and oversight of that by the company.
Shih Wei Navigation advised that it has taken the following safety action:
- issuing a relevant safety circular to its fleet for discussion at shipboard safety meetings
- requiring shipmasters to place greater emphasis on crew familiarisation with the SMS
- requiring company superintendents to focus on completion of planned maintenance.