AMSA – Operation and maintenance of rescue boat outboard motors

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a notice drawing attention to the importance of maintaining rescue boat outboard motors in good working order ready for immediate use. The purpose of this marine notice is to draw to the attention of ship owners, operators, masters, officers, seafarer training organisations and industry organisations the importance…

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Port State Control Report 2016.

This report summarises the PSC activities of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and reports on the performance of commercial shipping companies, flag States and Classification Societies for the 2016 calendar year. 2016 summary of PSC activity: During the calendar year there were: – 27,516 ship arrivals by 5719 foreign-flagged ships – 3675 PSC inspections – 246…

Australia Investigation Report: MV Maersk Garonne grounding 28 February 2015

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation of the grounding of the container ship Maersk Garonne in Fremantle on 28 February 2015. The harbour pilot decided to delay the ship’s entrance into the harbour when he realised that the assist tugs had yet to arrive. The ship’s bridge resource management was not effectively implemented and…

AMSA Maritime Safety Awareness Bulletin on Mooring Safety

Mooring operations are among the most dangerous tasks carried out on board ships. Data collected by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) indicates that mooring incidents occur regularly and often result in injury. While there have been various innovations across the maritime industry to reduce the hazards associated with traditional mooring systems, the majority of…

AMSA releases Annual Report on PSC for 2014

AMSA has published its Annual Report on Port State Control for 2014, a year which marked the introduction of a significant change in Australia’s response to ships and operators who perform poorly on a consistent basis. In November and December 2014 AMSA used the directions power provided in section 246 of the Navigation Act 2012 to ban…

Australia – Investigation report: serious injury onboard the LNG carrier Northwest Stormpetrel

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into a serious injury onboard the LNG carrier Northwest Stormpetrel at Dampier on 8 November 2014. The cargo engineer and an integrated rating were checking the LNG forcing vaporizer steam trap to resolve recurrent drainage issues. The steam trap was isolated and depressurized…