Safety Advisory Notice MS2009003

Safety Advisory Notice

Recommendation details
Output No: MS2009003
Date issued: 05 February 2009
Safety action status: Closed
Background: Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed

Output text

The Esperance based tugs Shoal Cape and Cape Pasley were neither designed nor equipped for the deep sea towage of a ship like MSC Lugano, particularly in the rough sea conditions that were encountered on 1 and 2 April 2008.

Safety Advisory Notice
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that towage vessel operators should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and to take action where considered appropriate.

Last update 04 December 2012