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Safety recommendation MARINE no. 2013/01T
In order to secure the gangway the shipping company had chosen an arrangement that meant that the ordinary seaman had to lock it in place. The AIBN considers this to be a weak organisational barrier. It is also possible that previous maintenance of the gangway had made it easier for the locking mechanism to be released. The shipping company's locking procedures and existing locking mechanism for the gangway have thus not provided adequate safety for passengers on board the high-speed craft.
The Accident Investigation Board Norway recommends that the shipping company Norled AS carry out the necessary assessments and measures to prevent similar man overboard situations.
Safety recommendation MARINE no. 2013/02T
The rescue frame system, davit and winch installed on board the high-speed craft were not a sufficiently effective means of recovering the passenger from the sea. This rescue arrangement has limitations, primarily in relation to vessels with a (relatively) high freeboard, and to the fact that it is not realistic to expect persons in the water to remain still. In the AIBN's opinion, the Norwegian Maritime Authority's assessments in connection with the granting of exemptions from the MOB boat requirement have not been sufficiently based on realistic emergency situations and experience of the use of such equipment.
The Accident Investigation Board Norway recommends that the Norwegian Maritime Authority, in consultation with the industry, revises the criteria for exemption from the MOB boat requirement in order to ensure effective recovery of persons from the sea and to address the challenges relating to freeboard.
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