On board routine inspection and maintenance of fixed cargo securing devices on APL England was ineffective. Over an extended period of time, the significant proportion of the devices that were unfit for purpose were not identified and made good.
The safety action taken adequately addresses issues associated with management of the condition of deck fittings through routine inspection and maintenance arrangements.
APL notified the ATSB that the company had introduced a number of programs and actions for its fleet including:
APL also advised that the wider CMA CGM Group and subsidiary entity fleets were made aware of this issue and the safety actions taken.