Marine safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Ship owners, operators and masters
|Date issued:||28 May 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
The ship's cargo stowage plan was neither accurate nor complete. Consequently, the ship was in breach of the SOLAS requirements for the carriage of dangerous goods. However, more importantly, the ship's master, its crew and the fire fighters were not armed with documentation that clearly outlined the location, and types, of dangerous goods that would be encountered during the emergency response on board the ship in Dampier.
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 to take action where it is considered appropriate.