Installation and acceptance
Date issue released
Safety Issue Description

There was no evidence to indicate that the operation of British Sapphire's (or its sister ships) fast rescue boat davit’s wave compensator and safety interlock had been sufficiently tested at the time of the ship's delivery to ensure safe operation

Issue number
Transport Function
Marine: Other
Issue Owner
BP Shipping Ltd
Mode of Transport
Issue Status Justification

Action taken by BP

Proactive action
Action number
BP Shipping Ltd
Action date
Action Status
Action description

The ATSB has been advised that BP Shipping has included a requirement within its design and construction standards for the commissioning of life saving appliances shall include full functional tests including all protective devices. The requirement will be included within the vessel contract specification.

ATSB Response

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by BP Shipping adequately addresses the safety issue