Marine safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Small commercial vessels
|Date issued:||19 July 2011|
|Safety action status:||Closed|
Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that all state and territory marine authorities should consider the safety implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.
Global Supplier was built and surveyed as a Uniform Shipping Laws (USL) Code vessel and therefore was not fitted with radar or an AIS unit which would be required under the provisions of the current National Standard for Commercial Vessels. Had these devices been fitted, they would have provided information that would have assisted both Global Supplier's skipper and Far Swan's watchkeepers, in avoiding the collision.