Safety Advisory Notice MS20070021

Safety Advisory Notice

Recommendation details
Output No: MS20070021
Date issued: 20 October 2007
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

At the time of the collision, there was no lookout being maintained on board Peter Crombie. The skipper had not adequately managed the crews work/rest periods and, consequently, on the morning of 23 April, they were all tired and needed to sleep. Furthermore, the skipper did not consider it necessary to keep a lookout while the vessel was at anchor.

Safety Advisory Notice

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that fishing vessel owners, operators and skippers should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and to take action where it is considered appropriate.

Last update 05 April 2012