Recommendation MR20080029

Recommendation issued to: Port of Melbourne Corporation

Recommendation details
Output No: MR20080029
Date issued: 23 July 2008
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

The operating procedures for the vessel traffic service (VTS) covering the South Channel did not define any operations that had an increased level of risk and which may have required greater vigilance. Furthermore, the procedures did not define any operating limits to provide guidance for the VTS operators to determine when they should intervene.

Safety Recommendaton

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Port of Melbourne Corporation takes safety action to address this safety issue.

Last update 05 April 2012