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Safety Recommendations

Safety recommendation means a proposal of a safety investigation authority, based on information derived from a safety investigation or other sources such as safety studies, made with the intention of preventing accidents and incidents.

At any stage of the safety investigation, the safety investigation authority shall recommend in a dated transmittal letter, after appropriate consultation with relevant parties, to the authorities concerned, including those in other Member States or third countries, any preventive action that it considers necessary to be taken promptly to enhance aviation safety.

A safety recommendation shall in no case create a presumption of blame or liability for an accident, serious incident or incident.

List of safety recommendations and their implementation status:

SR-2022-L-06 Submitted
It is recommended that the Ministry of Transport and Communications take measures to regulate the activities of the Klaipeda State Seaport Vessel Traffic Service in accordance with the recommendations of the International Maritime Organization and International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities.
File No. L-21/38
 
SR-2022-L-05 Submitted
It is recommended that SE Klaipeda State Seaport Authority establish requirements for the mandatory minimum number of VTS operators, responsible for vessel traffic management in the shift, taking into account the navigational situation in the port.
File No. L-21/38
 
SR-2022-L-04 Submitted
It is recommended that SE Klaipeda State Seaport Authority establish requirements, according to which only a person who has completed special courses for Vessel traffic service operators and has at least three years of work experience as a VTS operator, could lead the shift of VTS operators.
File No. L-21/38
 
SR-2022-L-03 Submitted
It is recommended that the Ministry of Transport and Communications, in co-operation with SE Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, assess the risks of two-way traffic in different locations of the port shipping canal under different navigation conditions and establish requirements for additional two-way traffic restrictions in the shipping canal of the Klaipeda State Seaport.
File No. L-21/38
 
SR-2022-L-02 Submitted
It is recommended to SE Klaipeda State Seaport Authority to prepare and document a Pilot training and qualification maintenance plan, according to which pilots would be trained in the principles of bridge resource management and periodic maintenance of this qualification would be ensured.
File No. L-21/38
 
SR-2022-L-01 Submitted
It is recommended that SE Klaipeda State Seaport Authority assess the need for pilots to organize periodic theoretical training on ship manoeuvrability and make decision on the organization of such training.

File No. L-21/38

 
SR-2021-L-02 Implementing - Open
It is recommended to the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania to implement the provisions of paragraphs 6.2 and 6.3 of the Annex 2 to the Recommendations on Training and Certification and on Operational Procedures for Maritime Pilots other than Deep-Sea Pilots, adopted by International Maritime Organisation’s Assembly on 5 of December 2003 by Resolution A.960(23) concerning the use of language understood by all parties concerned, by reviewing and supplementing the Regulations of Navigation of Klaipėda State Seaport.
File No. L-20/21
 
SR-2021-L-01 Closed - Implemented
It is recommended to SE Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, together with companies providing towing services in Klaipėda State Seaport, review the communication practices of pilots and tugs and make decisions to ensure that communication between pilots and tugs is always smooth and understandable.
File No. L-20/21
 
SR-2020-A-05 Implementing - Open
It is recommended to the Transport Competence Agency, while ensuring that the provisions of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 Part-FCL are set out, to assess the procedures and to review the documentation applied by approved training organizations, which regulates the instructor’s qualifications for the type of training that they are providing.
File No. A-17/06
 
SR-2020-L-06 Closed - Implemented
It is recommended to JSC Marlinas develop and implement measures for it’s vessels, ensuring that during the fishing, officer in charge of navigational watch does not assume any duties that interfere with the safe navigation.
File No. L-19/12
 
SR-2020-L-05 Closed - Implemented
It is recommended to Reval Seafood OU develop and implement measures to ensure that, even in the event of unplanned fishing-related activities, its vessels maintain the required work and rest regime, in particular for those working in the wheelhouse.
File No. L-19/12
 
SR-2020-L-04 Closed - Implemented
It is recommended to Reval Seafood OU develop and implement measures for its vessels, ensuring the prevention of any navigational action, that is not agreed with the officer-in-charge of the navigational watch.
File No. L-19/12
 
SR-2020-L-03 Closed - Implemented
It is recommended to Reval Seafood OU develop and implement measures for its vessels, explaining when the deck officers in the wheelhouse are considered as part of the navigational watch and obligating to make records into logbook about the changed composition of the navigational watch.
File No. L-19/12
 
SR-2020-L-02 Closed - implemented
It is recommended to Wasa Dredging Oy Ltd to take measures on the ships it operates, that officers-in-charge of navigational watch check in advance the operation of the steering in the manual mode and reduce the speed accordingly prior to commencing manoeuvring.
File No. L-19/04
 
SR-2020-L-01 Closed - implemented
It is recommended to Wasa Dredging Oy Ltd, on its Boann-type vessels, to implement permanent arrangements, which enable proper evaluation of the steering mode engaged.
File No. L-19/04
 
SR-2020-A-04 Not Accepted - Closed
It is recommended that the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration establishes requirements for the radio communication recovery equipment for the civil aerodromes and airfields and radio communication recovery quality and radio communication recovery storage.
File No. A-18/04
 
SR-2020-A-03 Submitted
It is recommended that the glider manufacturer JSC ‘Sportinė Aviacija ir Ko’ sets the requirement that ‘LAK-12 Lietuva’ gliders have limitation placards inside the cockpit, including the current and maximum allowable water ballast tanks capacities, empty glider weight and maximum take-off weight.
File No. A-18/04
 
SR-2020-A-02 Submitted
It is recommended that the glider manufacturer JSC ‘Sportinė Aviacija ir Ko’ review and renew the English version Glider Flight Manual of the ‘LAK-12 Lietuva’ glider.
File No. A-18/04
 
SR-2020-A-01 Implementing - Open
It is recommended that the Transport Competence Agency review and renew its procedures to ensure that the Airworthiness Review Certificate is valid when it is issued.
File No. A-18/04
 
SR-2019-L-02 Closed - Implemented
It is recommended to Afalita Shipping Ltd, in cooperation with the engine manufacturer Wärtsilä, to assess whether the cylinder block of the main engine of Klaipeda is fit for use and if action is required, ensure suitability for use.
File No. L-18/16
 
SR-2019-L-01 Implementing
Engine manufacturer Wärtsilä is recommended to identify ships with installed engines with connecting rod big end bearing housings at risk, propose and implement measures to eliminate such risk.
File No. L-18/17
 
SR-2018-L-02 Closed - implemented
It is recommended to the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration to prepare and implement a plan, according to which it will periodically check whether the companies operating ro-ro ships flying Lithuanian flag, properly ensures implementation of applicable risk assessment requirements for cargo operations on weather decks in its‘ ro-ro vessels.
File No. L-17/08
 
SR-2018-L-01 Closed - implemented
It is recommended to DFDS Seaways JSC to review and supplement internal documents - Occupational Safety and Health Instruction No 8L and Cargo Operation‘s Procedure No. 7.4.0, by provisions for additional safety measures for container handling on ro-ro decks, and include cases, when cargo handling is performed by a non-ship crew.
File No. L-17/08
Last updated: 30-06-2022