Recommendation Date:10 April 2017
Date Closed:28 March 2019
On 10 April 2017 the Commission recommended to the Director of Maritime New Zealand that he inform all New Zealand surveyors and port state control officers about the circumstances of this accident and advise them to pay special attention to any corroded nitrogen cylinders or other pressure vessels when conducting their Class or Flag State surveys, particularly when inspecting pressure vessels stored in an open marine environment.
On 20 April 2017, Maritime New Zealand issued Safety Bulletin 34 to all New Zealand Surveyors and Port State Control Officers, trainee Port State Control Officers, Maritime Officers and their respective managers. This bulletin will also be posted on Maritime New Zealand’s public website- http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/commercial/safety/safety-updates/safety-bulletins/