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National maritime casualty management guidance
The scope of the Maritime Casualty Management Guidance encompasses the response to a maritime casualty.
As defined in the National Plan, a maritime casualty means a collision of vessels, stranding or other incident of navigation, or other occurrence on board a vessel or external to it resulting in material damage or imminent threat of material damage to a vessel or cargo.
The geographical scope of this Guidance is defined as the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone, offshore islands and territories and the high seas where the incident has the potential to impact upon Australian interests.