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Professional firefighters in Port Hedland

Issue number: MO-2014-008-SI-08
Who it affects: All agencies charged with shipboard firefighting
Issue owner: 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

The limited professional firefighting capability in Port Hedland restricted the ability to launch an effective response to the fire on board Marigold. 

 

Response to safety issue by DFES

The DFES did not make a submission.

Recommendation

Action organisation: Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Action number: MO-2014-008-SR-042
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 limited professional firefighting capability in Port Hedland and other regional ports. 

   
Current issue status: Not addressed
Status justification:

Safety action by DFES is necessary to ensure adequate professional firefighting capability in Port Hedland and other regional ports.

 
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Last update 20 April 2016