Faulty steering indicator to blame for 2011 grounding
Builders of the Panama-flagged bulk carrier Dumun missed a fault in the ship’s steering mechanism, leading to its grounding while leaving the port of Gladstone in April last year, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found.
ATSB investigators have determined that Dumun’s builders, Tsuneishi Group of China, did not identify that the rudder angle indicator transmitter and tiller linkage were not installed correctly.
“Prior to the grounding, the ship’s steering appeared to stop responding...
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