Vessel equipment list—class 1B

Class 1B vessel equipment list required under the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV).

This equipment list is for your guidance only.

This list is general in nature and may not apply to your individual circumstances. Factors—including the application of Exemption 02 or Exemption 40—may mean that different equipment standards apply to your vessel.

Vessel owners should confirm on a case-by-case basis that they carry the required equipment for the vessels particular circumstances and operations for which they are engaged. Refer to the National Standard for Commercial Vessels for full details.

Glossary and key

The following terms and phrases are used in the vessel equipment list.

Key term
/ or
< less than
> greater than
equal to or less than
equal to or greater than
xxm measured length in metres
nm nautical miles
100% for total complement of vessel (maximum number of passengers and crew permitted)
AIS Automatic Identification System
All refers to vessels of any length in that class
ECS Electronic Chart System
ECDIS Electronic Chart and Display Information System
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System
GT Gross Tonnage
LCS Limited Coast Station
MO Marine Order
PA System Public Address System

Note 1: Class 1B vessels have a minimum length of 10m

Note 2: Vessels 500 GT and over surveyed under NSCV must comply with Marine Order 25

Further information 

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Last updated: 

Monday 2 December 2019