Recommendation MO-2011-004-SR-002

Recommendation issued to: Maritime Safety Queensland

Recommendation details
Output No: MO-2011-004-SR-002
Date issued: 30 July 2012
Safety action status: Released
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The analysis of trading ship operations in Gladstone that had been carried out by the relevant authorities had not appropriately considered all that could be done to prevent the grounding of a ship as a result of steering gear or main engine failure.

Action taken by Maritime Safety Queensland

Maritime Safety Queensland has advised that its pilots have worked with the Gladstone Port Corporation and terminal operators to improve ships' readiness for departure by implementing rigorous pre-departure checks and gaining improved intelligence on ships. 

ATSB safety recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Maritime Safety Queensland takes further action to address the issue of contingency planning for foreseeable events like the grounding of a deep draught ship as a result of steering gear or main engine failure.

Last update 17 October 2013