Marine safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Ship owners, operators and managers
|Date issued:||25 June 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
The maintenance of the generator flexible fuel hoses was inadequate. Inappropriate temporary repairs had been made and hoses longer than specified by the generator manufacturer had been used in the past. As a result, some hoses were in poor condition due to wear and this had not been noted during previous surveys, audits and inspections.
Safety Advisory Notice
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that ship owners, operators and managers should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action when considered appropriate.