Recommendation MR20080026

Recommendation issued to: Searoad Shipping

Recommendation details
Output No: MR20080026
Date issued: 23 July 2008
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

The execution of bridge resource management on board Searoad Mersey was inadequate because single person errors, such as a loss of situational awareness and the failure to keep an effective lookout, went unchecked. Furthermore, both members of the bridge team operated under erroneous assumptions about their role within the team, believing that the other was keeping an effective lookout when, in fact, neither was.

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Searoad Shipping takes safety action to address this safety issue.

Last update 05 April 2012