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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: Search and rescue

Legend

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

Measure 1: Maximise percentage of saved lives as a proportion of lives at risk (a person is defined as being at risk if the person has a chance of surviving the initial maritime or aviation incident

Target
100%

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 98.60%
  • Status: Minor negative variance to target

Analysis
We rescued a total of 207 lives in 2015-16.

Our intention is to save all lives at risk during distress incidents. In practice, the circumstances surrounding individual incidents affect the possibility of success of the search and rescue (SAR) response - and as a result achieving 100% is not expected.

Circumstances such as a severe medical conditions requiring specialist/specific medical treatment which cannot be provided by a SAR response or a person overboard in the offshore environment, in poor weather conditions without safety equipment or locating device that is not immediately recovered by the vessel thus making the chance of survival negligible.

Annual Report
Page 40

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 15
  • PBS: Page 99
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

Measure 2: Provision of capacity to conduct search and rescue operations

Incidents (annual)

Target
8500

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 7370
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Analysis
We conducted 7372 incidents in FY 2015-16, which is within the capacity provisioned.

Annual Report
Page 40

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 15
  • PBS: Page 98
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

Searches (annual)

Target
740

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 436
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Analysis
We conducted 436 searches in 2015-16, which is within the capacity provisioned.

Annual Report
Page 40

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 15
  • PBS: Page 98
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

Measure 3: Availability of distress and safety communications services

Target
100%

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 99.98%
  • Status: Minor negative variance to target

Analysis
Minor technical outages had a negligible impact on availability.

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 15
  • PBS: Page 98
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

Measure 4: Median time (minutes) for the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) to initiate a response

Target
30

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 27
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Analysis
The median time of 27 minutes for JRCC to coordinate an initial response is within the target for the year.

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 15
  • PBS: Page 98
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

For incidents that AMSA has SAR coordination responsibility, the median time (minutes) for an asset to be on-scene is:

Day

Target
150

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 90
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Analysis
The median time for an AMSA-coordinated rescue where the first asset was on scene in 90 minutes between 7am - 7pm AEST is within the target for the year.

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 98
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A

Night

Target
180

Results

  • Annual (cumulative or average): 109
  • Status: Target met or exceeded

Analysis
The median time for an AMSA coordinated rescue where the first asset was on scene in 109 minutes between 7pm - 7am AEST is within the target for the year.

Quantitative and/or Qualitative Method
Quantitative (system data)

Criterion source

  • Corporate Plan: page 14
  • PBS: Page 98
  • RPF: No
  • RPF KPI: N/A