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Recommendation

Recommendation details
Output No: RR20080007
Date issued: 13 February 2008
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety issue

The portable satellite telephone carried in the lead locomotive of The Ghan was the only means of communication (in close proximity) that the train drivers had once the locomotives were shut down. This satellite telephone worked intermittently at best.

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Pacific National takes action to address this safety issue.

 
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Last update 05 April 2012