AMSA update—2022 editions

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AMSA UPDATE – September 2022

In this edition


How we use marine incident data 

The real value of incident reporting and the resulting analysis is the development of more effective guidance and advice for owners, operators and crew to avoid similar events in the future. 

Providing us with a detailed description of an incident, including actions taken to manage the occurrence, will help us better understand how the risk is being managed and influence our response to the event. 

Have read of our monthly incident reports at the bottom of this newsletter.

Why report an incident?

Regional focused inspection campaign – passenger tender vessel safety  

We will undertake a Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) on passenger (class 1) vessel tenders in Western Australia and Northern Territory between 1 October 2022 and 30 May 2023. 

The FIC will focus on safety requirements including safety equipment, certificates of operation, safety management systems and unique vessel identifiers (UVI’s).  

Read more about the FIC and see the checklist.

Policy for ‘novel’ vessels available

We has a new policy statement for the assessment and certification of ‘novel’ vessels. 

The policy includes the types of vessels AMSA considers to be ‘novel’. If you are planning to build or buy a vessel within one of the vessel types set out in the policy, you should contact us for advice on whether it is considered novel and the best certification pathway for the vessel. 

Learn more

Updated marine notice on biofouling

We have issued an updated marine notice on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s requirements for managing biofouling and in-water cleaning.

Read more.

AMSA audit uncovers a blast from past

A blast from the past has been uncovered by our heritage team as part of a review of the organisation’s maritime artefacts collection.

A rare cannonball was found in the artefacts collection in Canberra, which was used by heritage lighthouses to help vessels in conditions of low visibility, such as fog.

Find out more

Monthly incident reports

In August 2022, there were 83 reported incidents involving domestic commercial vessels. Of these, 17 were serious.

Read the full report

Safety lesson from a marine incident investigation

In September's safety lesson, we examine how a master's quick decision prevented a serious risk to safety, when he was confronted by a fire on board his fishing vessel.

Read the full report

Last updated: 

Friday 30 September 2022