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Recommendation issued to: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Recommendation details
Output No: MR20070025
Date issued: 29 June 2007
Safety action status: Closed
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

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Safety Issue

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) rules do not define Safe Concordias column structure spaces, containing the propulsion electrical system, as Category A machinery spaces. Therefore, the need for a fixed fire fighting extinguishing system and two means of access to the thruster machinery spaces have not been adequately addressed.

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) takes action to address this safety issue.

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Response from: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
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Last update 05 April 2012