Marine safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Ship owners, operators and masters
|Date issued:||23 July 2008|
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|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
The lack of effective radio communication between the two ships meant that Searoad Mersey was not alerted to the presence of the oncoming Ormiston. By not using the radio, Ormiston's master did not take all available measures to reduce the risk of collision.
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.