Marine safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Flag States
|Date issued:||15 June 2010|
|Safety action status:||Closed|
|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
While most flag States have laws in place that implement the UNCLOS requirement for a ship's master to render assistance to the crew of another vessel following a collision, these laws are not being effectively implemented on board all ships.
Safety advisory notice
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that all flag States should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.