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Recommendation issued to: Newcastle Port Corporation

Recommendation details
Output No: MR20080016
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 asked the masters of three ships, including Pasha Bulker, to leave the restricted area off the ports entrance. Given that all three ships were struggling to clear the coast and that there was no need to keep the area clear because there was no traffic into or out of the port, these communications were of no benefit and unnecessary, and may also have adversely influenced the decisions of masters, including Pasha Bulker's.

Safety Recommendation

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

 
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Last update 05 April 2012