Marine safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Ship owners, operators and masters
|Date issued:||25 June 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
While Baltimar Boreas's Halon fixed fire extinguishing system's instruction book provided guidance with regard to the minimum time to allow before considering entry into the protected space after the release of Halon, the master and crew were not aware of the guidance and entered the engine room too soon after the Halon was released.
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 when considered appropriate.