Marine safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Marine Safety Business Unit of the Western Australian Department for Planning and Infrastructure
|Date issued:||06 June 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Carnarvon harbour master was not fully aware of recreational vessel activities in Carnarvon when he provided advice on where to anchor Seatow 61. His advice was based on the good holding ground of the anchorage, its proximity to the boat harbour and the assumption that the barge would remain at anchor for a short duration.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Marine Safety Business Unit of the Western Australian Department for Planning and Infrastructure takes action to address this safety issue.