Marine safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Ship owners, operators and masters
|Date issued:||05 June 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
The winch brake drums had not been effectively maintained, being heavily pitted and generally in poor condition, which further decreased the brakes holding capacity.
Safety Advisory Notice
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that ship owners, operators and masters should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.