Recommendation MR20080015

Recommendation issued to: Newcastle Port Corporation

Recommendation details
Output No: MR20080015
Date issued: 23 May 2008
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

On 8 June 2007, Newcastle Vessel Traffic Information Centre did not cancel the scheduled berthing of any ship even after weather conditions had become severe. This may have compounded the confusion of some masters about the appropriate time to leave the anchorage.

Safety Recommnedation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Newcastle Port Corporation take action to address this safety issue.

Last update 05 April 2012