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International shore connection

Issue number: MO-2014-008-SI-05
Who it affects: All persons charged with shipboard firefighting
Issue owner: BHP Billiton and Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Operation affected: Marine: Shore-based operations
Background: Investigation Report 312-MO-2014-008
Date: 20 April 2016

Safety issue description

Port Hedland’s emergency response teams did not use the ship’s international shore fire connection. As a result, Marigold’s fire main was not pressurised with water from ashore.

Recommendation

Action number: MO-2014-008-SR-037
Date: 20 April 2016
Action status: Released

The ATSB recommends that the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) takes action to address the safety issue regarding the appropriate use of international shore connections to pressurise ship fire mains when responding to shipboard fires. 

   
Current issue status: Partially addressed
Status justification:

Safety action by DFES is necessary to complement the proactive action taken by BHP Billiton, and to ensure the appropriate use of international shore connections to pressurise ship fire mains when responding to shipboard fires. 

 
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Last update 19 July 2017