Marine safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Owners and operators of recreational vessels
|Date issued:||06 June 2008|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
Norma Jean's probable speed was too high in the almost complete darkness, increasing the risk and consequences of a collision. At a lower speed, the skipper would have had more time to react after seeing the barge and may have avoided colliding with it. A lower speed would also have lessened the impact of the collision.
Safety Advisory Issue
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that the owners and operators of recreational vessels should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.