Fatigue management system
Date issue released
Safety Issue Description

There was no effective fatigue management system in place to ensure that the bridge watch keeper was fit to stand a navigational watch after the loading in Gladstone.

Issue number
MO-2010-003-SI-01
Transport Function
Marine: Shipboard operations
Issue Owner
Tosco Keymax International Ship management company
Mode of Transport
Marine
Issue Status Justification

The ATSB remains concerned that there is no proper guidance provided to the master or crew with regard to how fatigue levels should be managed and when someone should make the fact known that they might not be fit to undertake a navigational watch.

Recommendation
Action number
MO-2010-003-SR-005
Organisation
Tosco Keymax International Ship management company
Action date
Action Status
Closed
Action description

Response from Tosco Keymax InternationalThe ATSB has been advised by Tosco Keymax International that since the incident, in accordance with the company's policy of continuous improvement, Tosco Keymax has implemented additional inspection regimes and provided information and further training to ship's staff relevant to issues arising from the grounding.

ATSB Response

The ATSB remains concerned that there is no proper guidance provided to the master or crew with regard to how fatigue levels should be managed and when someone should make the fact known that they might not be fit to undertake a navigational watch.