Recommendation MR20070022


Recommendation details
Output No: MR20070022
Date issued: 29 June 2007
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

The ship's procedures for re-entry into the engine room after the operation of the FM-200 fire extinguishing system did not adequately consider the time required to cool the fire scene and did not provide the master with adequate guidance about when to safely re-enter the engine room, therefore, exposing the ship to the potential risk of re-ignition.

The practice of re-opening the fuel service tank quick closing valve after the fire, without first isolating individual fuel circuits, exposed the ship to the risk of another fuel leak and possible re-ignition.

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Bourbon Offshore Surf takes action to address these safety issues.

Last update 05 April 2012