Safety Advisory Notice MS20080026

Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Ship owners, operators and masters

Recommendation details
Output No: MS20080026
Date issued: 23 July 2008
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

The lack of effective radio communication between the two ships meant that Searoad Mersey was not alerted to the presence of the oncoming Ormiston. By not using the radio, Ormiston's master did not take all available measures to reduce the risk of collision.

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.

Last update 05 April 2012