Ferry Safety Alerts & Safety Advisories

OTSI supports transport operators, regulators and the broader industry to improve safety by identifying immediate and longer-term risks through its investigations and data analysis. In addition to its investigation reports, OTSI produces and disseminates:

Safety Alerts

A Safety Alert suggests action to be taken by bus, ferry or rail operators to address an issue that could pose an immediate safety risk to operations. An alert may be issued in response to a risk that is identified through the course of an OTSI investigation or following the review of an operator’s investigation report.

28 May 2020 - Safety Alert: Risk of Hydrogen Sulphide Exposure on Domestic Commercial Vessels

Safety Advisories 

A Safety Advisory provides advice to operators and other industry stakeholders about longer-term safety issues that have been identified through an investigation or data analysis.

31 August 2021 - Safety Advisory: Domestic Commercial Vessel (DCV) Steering Systems

22 April 2021 - Safety Advisory: Domestic Commercial Vessels (DCV) Engine Room Smoke 

7 April 2021 - Safety Advisory: Helicopter Operations Involving Domestic Commercial Vessels