Oct 222010

image Discrepancies between procedures and shipboard practice may have contributed to the death of an integrated rating aboard the floating storage and offloading tanker Karratha Spirit while untying from a buoy off Dampier, Western Australia says Australia’s Transport Safety Bureau, AMSA. Concern is also raised that vagueness regarding precisely when such a vessel can be termed ‘navigable’ means that there are times when a vessel falls outside the jurisdictions of Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority and AMSA.

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