Marine safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Owners and operators of recreational vessels
|Date issued:||06 June 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
Norma Jean's skipper did not keep an effective lookout just before the collision. Whilst he may have been 'looking out', the likely condition of his eyesight, the boat's speed and the lighting inside the boat's cockpit would have reduced his ability to maintain an effective lookout in the darkness.
Safety Advisory Notice
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.