Table 1 - DCV Inspections by Office (top 15)

 

2021

2022

% of total in 2022

Brisbane

264

275

10.3%

Sydney

118

268

10.0%

Airlie/Mackay

252

263

9.8%

Fremantle

251

235

8.8%

Cairns

262

206

7.7%

Hobart

128

171

6.4%

Adelaide

171

153

5.7%

Melbourne

70

137

5.1%

Gladstone

126

130

4.9%

Darwin

198

104

3.9%

Port Kembla

6

98

3.7%

Coffs Harbour

107

93

3.5%

Geraldton

104

62

2.3%

Newcastle

49

43

1.6%

State based agencies

177

330

12.4%

 

Table 2 - DCV inspections by state

State/territory

2021

2022

Queensland

951

859

New South Wales

450

792

Western Australia

442

349

Tasmania

168

193

Victoria

95

165

South Australia

170

146

Northern Territory

193

105

Other / Not stated

37

53

ACT

10

9

Total

2516

2671

 

Table 3 – DCV Deficiencies by Deficiency Category

Category

2021

Deficiencies

2022

Deficiencies

2022 Share %

Trend

Life-Saving Appliances

1805

2115

24.12%

SMS

1044

1843

21.02%

Fire Safety

1150

1410

16.08%

Structural Conditions

669

733

8.36%

Certificates & Documentation

554

651

7.42%

Labour Conditions

531

579

6.60%

Safety of Navigation

480

495

5.64%

Radio Communications

423

296

3.38%

Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery

251

269

3.07%

Water/Weather-Tight

251

223

2.54%

Alarms

23

59

0.67%

Emergency Systems

44

57

0.65%

Pollution Prevention

17

31

0.35%

Dangerous Goods

10

8

0.09%

Other

59

0

0.00%

Total

7311

8769

 

 

Table 4 – DCV Inspections by Vessel Class

 

2021

2022

Vessel Type

Inspections

% of Inspections

Inspections

% of Inspections

Class 1 Passenger

477

18.96%

593

22.20%

Class 2 Non-Passenger

1048

41.65%

1010

37.81%

Class 3 Fishing

731

29.05%

826

30.92%

Class 4 Hire and Drive

217

8.62%

242

9.06%

Unknown

43

1.71%

0

0.00%

Total

2516

 

2671

 

 Note: Class is that valid at the time of inspection

 

Table 5 – 2022 DCV Deficiencies by Vessel Class and Deficiency Category

Vessel type 

Structural/ equipment

Operational

Human factor

SMS

Labour Conditions

Total deficiencies

Class 1 - Passenger

1109

345

52

526

142

2174

Class 2 - Non-Passenger

1535

476

57

735

152

2955

Class 3 - Fishing

1774

500

54

464

229

3021

Class 4 - Hire and Drive

337

97

11

118

56

619

Total

4755

1418

174

1843

579

8769

Deficiency Rate

1.78

0.53

0.07

0.69

0.22

3.28

Note: Class is that valid at the time of inspection

 

Table 6 – 2022 DCV Deficiencies Rates by Vessel Class

 Vessel type

Inspections

Deficiencies

Deficiency Rate

Detainable Deficiencies

Share of Detainable Deficiencies

Class 1 - Passenger

593

2174

3.67

49

32.9%

Class 2 - Non-Passenger

1010

2955

2.93

27

18.1%

Class 3 - Fishing

826

3021

3.66

71

47.7%

Class 4 - Hire and Drive

242

619

2.56

2

1.3%

Total

2671

8769

3.28

149

 

 Note: AMSA’s processes for recording detainable deficiencies on DCVs was amended in July 2022 and thus the above detainable deficiency data is only for part of the year

 

Table 7 – DCV Detainable Deficiencies by Deficiency Category

 

2021

2022

Deficiency Category

Detainable

deficiencies

Category share of detainable deficiencies

Detainable

Deficiencies

Category share of Detainable deficiencies

Structural Conditions

18

31.58%

36

24.16%

SMS

6

10.53%

35

23.49%

Life-Saving Appliances

8

14.04%

27

18.12%

Fire Safety

5

8.77%

13

8.72%

Certificates & Documentation

4

7.02%

8

5.37%

Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery

2

3.51%

10

6.71%

Labour Conditions

6

10.53%

5

3.36%

Safety of Navigation

3

5.26%

8

5.37%

Water/Weather-Tight

3

5.26%

3

2.01%

Radio Communications

2

3.51%

3

2.01%

Alarms

0

0%

1

0.67%

Total

57

 

149