Marine safety issues and actions

Access control

Issue number: MO-2014-008-SI-07
Who it affects: All agencies charged with shipboard firefighting in regional ports
Issue owner: DFES
Operation affected: Marine: Shore-based operations
Background: Investigation Report 312-MO-2014-008
Date: 20 April 2016

Safety issue description

Suitable atmospheric testing equipment was not available in Port Hedland to ensure safe entry to fire-affected spaces on board Marigold. Access to these areas was not controlled until 53 hours after the fire.


Response to safety issue by DFES

The DFES did not make a submission

Current issue status: Not addressed
Status justification:

Safety action by DFES is necessary to ensure safe access to fire and smoke-affected shipboard spaces.

Last update 20 April 2016