Safety Advisory Notice MS20070003

Safety Advisory Notice

Recommendation details
Output No: MS20070003
Date issued: 29 June 2007
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

The fitting of gasket discs in an open ended cap to blank off a fuel pipe was ineffective for the task because the discs probably became looser due to the effect of pressure pulses within the fuel pipe, allowing fuel to spray into the engine room where it was ignited on the hot surfaces of the engine.

Safety Advisory Notice

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that the owners and operators of ships should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action when considered appropriate.

Last update 05 April 2012