Marine safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Searoad Shipping
|Date issued:||23 July 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The execution of bridge resource management on board Searoad Mersey was inadequate because single person errors, such as a loss of situational awareness and the failure to keep an effective lookout, went unchecked. Furthermore, both members of the bridge team operated under erroneous assumptions about their role within the team, believing that the other was keeping an effective lookout when, in fact, neither was.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Searoad Shipping takes safety action to address this safety issue.