BBC Islander On Fire – Fitter Couldn’t Read English

http://www.maritimeaccident.org/2008/05/28/islander-on-fire-fitter-couldnt-read-english/

Australia’s Transportation Safety Board has released its report on the fire aboard the BBC Islander last August. It isn’t a pretty sight. A fitter who couldn’t understand the ship’s SMS hot work requirements because it was in English, inadequate SMS procedures for risk assessment, lack of documentation on the whereabouts of damgerous cargo, and a firefighting team untrained in dealing with fire aboard ship.

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