Marine safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Tasmanian Ports Corporation
|Date issued:||27 January 2009|
|Safety action status:||Closed|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The pilot had received no training in how to use anchors to assist him with handling a ship in the confined approaches to Grassy. As a result, he was not comfortable with using the ships anchors to assist him with manoeuvring the ship in the close confines of the approaches to the inner harbour.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Tasmanian Ports Corporation takes action to address this safety issue.