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  1. About the report
  2. About AMSA
  3. Plan on a Page
  4. Transmittal letter
  5. Reporting requirements and responsible minister
  6. Annual performance statements
  7. Chairman's review
  8. Organisational profile
  9. Financial summary
  10. Our governance
    1. Planning
    2. Risk management
    3. Performance reporting
    4. Related entity transactions
    5. Public interest disclosure
    6. Disability report
    7. Statement of significant non-compliance issues
    8. Advertising and market research
    9. Judicial decisions and reviews by outside bodies
    10. Workers' compensation premium
  11. Vessel and seafarer safety
    1. Seafarer certification
    2. Compliance and enforcement
    3. International shipping
    4. Domestic commercial vessels
  12. Search and rescue
    1. Search and rescue aircraft replacement
    2. National Search and Rescue Council
    3. Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue system
    4. Beacon registration system upgrade
    5. Torres Strait Marine Safety Program
  13. Marine environment
    1. The National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies
    2. Cape Upstart marine pollution incident
    3. Working with other regulators
  14. Navigation safety
    1. Shipping management
    2. Aids to navigation management
  15. Working with our community
    1. Domestic engagement
    2. International engagement
    3. Regional engagement
  16. Appendix 1: Financial statements
    1. Statement of comprehensive income
    2. Statement of financial position
    3. Statement of changes in equity
    4. Cash flow statement
    5. Overview
    6. Note 1: Expenses
    7. Note 2: Own-source income
    8. Note 3: Fair value measurement
    9. Note 4: Financial assets
    10. Note 5: Non-financial assets
    11. Note 6: Payables
    12. Note 7: Interest bearing liabilities
    13. Note 8: Provisions
    14. Note 9: Cash flow reconciliation
    15. Note 10: Contingent liabilities and assets
    16. Note 11: Senior management personnel remuneration
    17. Note 12: Related party disclosures
    18. Note 13: Remuneration of auditors
    19. Note 14: Financial instruments
    20. Note 15: Financial assets reconciliation
    21. Note 16: Reporting of outcomes
    22. Note 17: Regulatory charging summary
    23. Note 18: Budgetary reports and explanations of major variances
  17. Appendix 2: Non-financial performance
    1. SC1: Ship and vessel safety
    2. SC1: Environment protection
    3. SC1: Regulatory
    4. SC1: Search and rescue
    5. SC1: Projects
    6. SC2: Preparing for the future
    7. SC3: Ensuring a competent and fairly treated maritime workforce
    8. SC4: Influencing international arrangements
    9. SC5: Engaging with the community
    10. SC6: Ensuring a progressive and vibrant organisation
  18. Appendix 3: AMSA Board members
  19. References
  20. Compliance Index
  1. About the report
  2. About AMSA
  3. Plan on a Page
  4. Transmittal letter
  5. Reporting requirements and responsible minister
  6. Annual performance statements
  7. Chairman's review
  8. Organisational profile
  9. Financial summary
  10. Our governance
    1. Planning
    2. Risk management
    3. Performance reporting
    4. Related entity transactions
    5. Public interest disclosure
    6. Disability report
    7. Statement of significant non-compliance issues
    8. Advertising and market research
    9. Judicial decisions and reviews by outside bodies
    10. Workers' compensation premium
  11. Vessel and seafarer safety
    1. Seafarer certification
    2. Compliance and enforcement
    3. International shipping
    4. Domestic commercial vessels
  12. Search and rescue
    1. Search and rescue aircraft replacement
    2. National Search and Rescue Council
    3. Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue system
    4. Beacon registration system upgrade
    5. Torres Strait Marine Safety Program
  13. Marine environment
    1. The National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies
    2. Cape Upstart marine pollution incident
    3. Working with other regulators
  14. Navigation safety
    1. Shipping management
    2. Aids to navigation management
  15. Working with our community
    1. Domestic engagement
    2. International engagement
    3. Regional engagement
  16. Appendix 1: Financial statements
    1. Statement of comprehensive income
    2. Statement of financial position
    3. Statement of changes in equity
    4. Cash flow statement
    5. Overview
    6. Note 1: Expenses
    7. Note 2: Own-source income
    8. Note 3: Fair value measurement
    9. Note 4: Financial assets
    10. Note 5: Non-financial assets
    11. Note 6: Payables
    12. Note 7: Interest bearing liabilities
    13. Note 8: Provisions
    14. Note 9: Cash flow reconciliation
    15. Note 10: Contingent liabilities and assets
    16. Note 11: Senior management personnel remuneration
    17. Note 12: Related party disclosures
    18. Note 13: Remuneration of auditors
    19. Note 14: Financial instruments
    20. Note 15: Financial assets reconciliation
    21. Note 16: Reporting of outcomes
    22. Note 17: Regulatory charging summary
    23. Note 18: Budgetary reports and explanations of major variances
  17. Appendix 2: Non-financial performance
    1. SC1: Ship and vessel safety
    2. SC1: Environment protection
    3. SC1: Regulatory
    4. SC1: Search and rescue
    5. SC1: Projects
    6. SC2: Preparing for the future
    7. SC3: Ensuring a competent and fairly treated maritime workforce
    8. SC4: Influencing international arrangements
    9. SC5: Engaging with the community
    10. SC6: Ensuring a progressive and vibrant organisation
  18. Appendix 3: AMSA Board members
  19. References
  20. Compliance Index

SC1: Ship and vessel safety

Legend

    - Target met or exceeded
    - Minor negative variance to target
    - Major negative variance to target

Measure 1: The inspection rate of risk assessed eligible foreign-flagged ships under the port State control (PSC) program meets the following targets:

Annual Report
Page 33

Priority one ships

Target
80%

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 97%
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Anaylsis
Target exceeded

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: Yes
  • RPF KPI: 3, 4

Priority two ships

Target
60%

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 88%
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Anaylsis
Target exceeded

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: Yes
  • RPF KPI: 3, 5

Priority three ships

Target
40%

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 74%
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Anaylsis
Target exceeded

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: Yes
  • RPF KPI: 3, 6

Priority four ships

Target
20%

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 52%
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Anaylsis
Target exceeded

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: Yes
  • RPF KPI: 3, 7

Measure 2: The annual number of port and flag State control (FSC) ship inspections meets the following targets:

All inspections

Target
7900

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 9501
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Anaylsis
Target exceeded

Annual Report
Page 33

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: Yes
  • RPF KPI: 1

PSC inspections

Target
3000

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 3817
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Anaylsis
Target exceeded

Annual Report
Page 33

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: Yes
  • RPF KPI: 1

FSC inspections

Target
60

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 86
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Anaylsis
Target exceeded

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: Yes
  • RPF KPI: 1

Measure 3: The marine aids to navigation network's availability complies with the targets set out in the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) Guidelines

Target
100%

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 99.97%
  • Status: Minor negative variance to target

Anaylsis
The various categories of AtoN met or exceeded targets during 2015-16 with the following exceptions (note: performance is calculated on a three-year rolling average):

  • Automatic Identification System (AIS) was slightly under target due to the impact of outages in February 2015 from Tropical Cyclone Marcia, and an extended outage of the satellite communications link at Swain Reefs.
  • Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) was marginally below target due to stations being turned off ahead of approaching tropical cyclones Marcia and Olwyn in early 2015 and a significant equipment failure at Crib Point (VIC) in June 2016.

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

Measure 4: Regulatory measures introduced internationally are given effect in Marine Orders within specified timeframes

Target
100%

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 100%
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Anaylsis
During the year external stakeholder consultation was undertaken for several Marine Orders including:

  • MO28 (Operations standards and procedures) 2015. Two submissions were received. The Marine Order commenced on 1 January 2016.
  • MO58 (Safe management of vessels) 2015 and consequential amendment to MO31 (Vessel surveys and certification) 2015. Four submissions were received. The Marine Order commenced on 1 January 2016.
  • MO63 (Vessel reporting systems) 2015. Three submissions were received. The Marine Order commenced on 1 January 2016.
  • MO74 (Masters and deck officers – yachts) 2015. One submission was received. The Marine Order commenced on 1 January 2016.
  • MO52 (Yachts and training vessels) 2015. Four submissions were received. The Marine Order commenced on 1 March 2016.
  • MO42 (Carriage, stowage and securing of cargoes and containers) 2016. Ten submissions were received. The Marine Order commenced on 1 July 2016.
  • MO75 (Seafarer certification amendment) 2016. Two submissions were received. The Order made amendments to Marine Orders 70, 71 and 73 on 10 June 2016.
  • MO21 (Safety and emergency arrangements) 2016. Two submissions were received. The Marine Order commenced on 1 July 2016.
  • MO27 (Safety of navigation and radio equipment) 2016. No submissions were received during the formal consultation period. Additional consultation with specific stakeholders undertaken following concerns raised. Ten submissions were received. The Marine Order commenced on 1 July 2016.
  • MO25 (Equipment – lifesaving) 2015 -consequential amendments related to Marine Order 21. The amendment commenced on 1 July 2016.

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: Yes
  • RPF KPI: 2

Measure 5: Improvement in the standard of foreign-flagged ships and Australian-flagged ships (under the Navigation Act 2012) operating in Australian waters is demonstrated through the:

Average number of deficiencies per inspection compared to a rolling 10-year average

Target
< 3.25

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 2.30
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Annual Report
Page 33

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

Average number of Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) deficiencies per inspection compared to a rolling 10-year average

Target
< 0.5

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 0.31
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Analysis
There is not yet a 10 year rolling average - the MLC has only been in force a little over two years.

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

Onshore complaints made under Article 22 of the Maritime Labour Convention investigated within specified timeframes

Target
100%

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 98%
  • Status: Minor negative variance to target

Analysis

  • Quarter one: 38 reported complaints investigated in accordance with guidelines.
  • Quarter two: 31 complaints were received. One complaint was unable to be investigated due to the vessel’s departure. An alert was placed in our Shipsys database to follow up when the vessel returned to Australia.
  • Quarter three: 34 compaints were received. All were investigated in accordance with the MLC.
  • Quarter four: There were 29 complaints, but only 27 of these could be investigated before the ships in question sailed. Alerts have been raised against these ships to ensure that the complaints are followed up on their next visit to Australia.

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

Percentage of ships detained as a proportion of all PSC inspections

Target
< 7.5%

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 6.5%
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Annual Report
Page 33

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: Yes
  • RPF KPI: 1

Proportion of serious incidents to total port arrivals

Target
< 0.5

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 0.008
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Analysis
Very low level of severity 1 or 2 incidents outside of death by natural causes.

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

The age of ships coming to Australia relative to the age of ships in the worldwide fleet

Target
< 9.0

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 8.40
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Analysis
The end of the boom in new buildings of ships is leading to an increase in average age.

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

Extent to which inspections of high risk ships are within targeted timeframes

Target
100%

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 100%
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Analysis
87.3% of inspections of priority 1 ships were conducted within 2 port arrivals of them becoming eligible for inspection.

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 95
  • RPF: Yes
  • RPF KPI: 3