Marine safety issues and actions

Audit response

Issue number: MO-2015-007-SI-04
Who it affects: All ships entering and departing Townsville under pilotage
Issue owner: Maritime Safety Queensland
Transport function: Marine: Shipboard operations
Background: Investigation Report 323-MO-2015-007
Issue release date: 19 February 2019
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The action taken by Maritime Safety Queensland to monitor, follow up and close off audit findings within audit timeframes addresses the issues.

Safety issue description

The regional harbour master and the pilotage service did not have processes in place to follow up audit findings, to ensure that they were appropriately monitored, actioned and closed out in a timely manner.

Proactive Action

Action number: MO-2017-001-NSA-016
Action organisation: Townsville Pilotage Services
Date: 19 February 2019
Action status: Closed

Maritime Safety Queensland now monitors the progress of audit findings/recommendations and closes off accordingly. The audit report has been amended to ensure follow up and close off on findings in a timely manner. All Regional Harbour Master’s will record the progress and closure as per the audit timeframes.

Last update 19 February 2019