Australian Maritime Safety Authority

National Standard for Commercial Vessels

National standards

The National standard for commercial vessels is being progressively introduced to replace the Uniform Shipping Laws Code (USL Code).

National standards

The following table shows which parts have been published to date, and their status.

Section Title Current Edition Assistance/Tools

B

General Requirements
Commences 24 October 2015

September 2015

NSCV Part B (Recognised Islands) Determination 2016

C

Design and Construction

 

 

C1

Arrangement, Accommodation and Personal Safety

November 2013

 

C2

Watertight and Weathertight Integrity

N/A

Sections of the USL Code to apply under the National System

C3

Construction

April 2011

 

C4

Fire Safety

April 2011

Fire Safety Assistant

C5

Engineering

 

 

C5A

Machinery

April 2011

Propeller Shaft Calculator

C5B

Electrical

April 2011

 

C5C

LPG Systems for Appliances

April 2005

 

C5D

LPG Systems for Engines

April 2005

 

C6

Stability

 

 

C6A

Intact Stability Requirements

October 2010

 

C6B

Buoyancy and Stability After Flooding

August 2011

 

C6C

Stability Tests and Stability Information

October 2010

 

C7

Equipment

 

Equipment List Generator

Class 1B – Equipment List

Class 1C – Equipment List

Class 1D – Equipment List

Class 1E – Equipment List

Class 2B – Equipment List

Class 2C – Equipment List

Class 2D – Equipment List

Class 2E – Equipment List

Class 3B – Equipment List

Class 3C – Equipment List

Class 3D – Equipment List

Class 3E – Equipment List

C7A

Safety Equipment

May 2015

Scale D Medical Cabinet

Scale E Medical Cabinet

Scale F First Aid Kit

Scale G First Aid Kit

C7B

Communications Equipment

November 2009

 

C7C

Navigation Equipment

November 2013

 

C7D

Anchoring Systems

October 2010

 

D

Crew Competencies

November 2013

Skills and Knowledge Required for NSCV Certificates of Competency

Sea Time Calculator

E

Operations

May 2013

Emergency Procedure Flipchart

Guidelines on the Implementation of NSCV Part E
- these guidelines are being updated and will be available shortly

F

Special Vessels

 

 

F1

Fast Craft

 

 

F1A

General Requirements for Fast Craft

April 2005

 

F1B

Category F1 Fast Craft

October 2010

 

F1C

Category F2 Fast Craft

October 2010

Fast Craft Calculator

F2

Leisure Craft

October 2010

National Standard for Recreational Boat Safety Equipment

F3

Novel Vessels

N/A

 

F4

Special Purpose Vessels

N/A

 

G

General Safety Requirements for Vessels

October 2012

 

Superseded standards

Superseded standards are available for reference.

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