019/12

Status
Closed
Recommendation Date
Recipient Name
MNZ
Date Closed
Text
A working bridge watch navigational and alarm system should have been fitted to the Anatoki to mitigate the known risk of one-man bridge operations. Had one been fitted the mate might have been alerted in time to prevent the grounding.
The Commission recommends the Director of Maritime New Zealand requires New Zealand-registered coastal vessels operating under one-man-bridge-operation to have a bridge watch navigational and alarm system to mitigate the known risk of sole watchkeepers falling asleep or becoming distracted from monitoring the progress of their vessels. (019/12)
Reply Text
Maritime New Zealand notes this recommendation and agrees it is desirable to make such alarms mandatory. Maritime New Zealand is proposing to develop and include an amendment to this effect in a package of SOLAS amendments for possible inclusion in the Minister of Transport’s 2012-2013 regulatory programme.
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