Marine safety issues and actions
|Date issued:||29 June 2007|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
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.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Bourbon Offshore Surf takes action to address these safety issues.