Marine safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Owners, operators and masters of ships
|Date issued:||23 May 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
Water depths in parts of Newcastle anchorage make it difficult for sufficient length of cable to be deployed to anchor a ship safely. On 7-8 June 2007, the masters of a number of ships in the anchorage had not deployed the Admiralty recommended minimum scope of anchor cable and fewer still had deployed the minimum considered to be acceptable by the International Association of Classification Societies.
Safety Advisory Notice
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that the owners, operators and masters of ships should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action when considered appropriate.