Marine safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Ship owners, operators and masters
|Date issued:||05 June 2008|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
The additional layers of mooring rope stored on the mooring winch drums effectively reduced the holding power of the winch brakes, which caused the brakes to slip at below their designed holding capacity.
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 take action where considered appropriate.