The large size and weight of the ship firefighting cache made it difficult for the duty Port Hedland volunteer firefighter to transport it to the wharf.
Response to safety issue by DFES
The DFES did not make a submission.
Safety action by DFES is necessary to ensure that ship firefighting caches can be expediently transported to wharves. The ATSB has issued the following recommendation to DFES to address the issue.