Marine safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Port of Melbourne Corporation
|Date issued:||23 July 2008|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
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.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Port of Melbourne Corporation takes safety action to address this safety issue.