Marine safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Newcastle Port Corporation
|Date issued:||23 May 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
Newcastle Port Corporations incident control system was activated at about 0830 on 8 June 2007, suggesting that the corporation was not sufficiently responsive to the increasing seriousness of the situation that developed off the port from the evening of 7 June. As a result, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority was not notified until about 0900 on 8 June.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Newcastle Port Corporation take action to address this safety issue.