Marine safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Newcastle Port Corporation
|Date issued:||23 May 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
Newcastle Vessel Traffic Information Centre requested the masters of four ships to leave the anchorage at a very late stage, when the weather conditions were extreme and just before Pasha Bulker grounded. The masters of several ships, including Pasha Bulker, had expected the centre to provide them with similar guidance earlier, when weather conditions warranted, enabling them to safely clear the coast.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Newcastle Port Corporation take action to address this safety issue.