Marine safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
|Date issued:||29 June 2007|
|Safety action status:||Closed|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
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.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) takes action to address this safety issue.
|Response from:||American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)|