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Collisions between ships and small vessels

Issue number: MO-2014-006-SI-03
Who it affects: All persons responsible for navigation
Issue owner: Master, owners, operators and skippers of all vessels
Operation affected: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 311-MO-2014-006
Date: 30 July 2015

Safety issue description

Over the past 26 years, investigations into 41 collisions between trading ships and small vessels on the Australian coast have identified that not maintaining a proper lookout and taking early avoiding action, in accordance with the collision regulations, has been a consistent and continuing contributor to such collisions.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action organisation: Masters, owners, operators and skippers of all vessels
Action number: MO-2014-006-SAN-019
Date: 30 July 2015
Action status: Released

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau reinforces to masters, owners, operators and skippers of all vessels, the importance of taking all necessary measures to ensure that a proper and effective lookout, in accordance with the collision regulations, is kept at all times and early avoiding action in accordance with those regulations is taken to prevent collision.

   
Current issue status: Partially addressed
 
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Last update 14 August 2015