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