Exemption 7—Marine Safety (Temporary operations)
You may be able to operate temporarily without a certificate of survey, certificate of operation or load line certificate.
Some examples of temporary operations include:
- when moving the vessel to enable the building, disposing of, fitting out, relocating, removing, repair of the vessel or for the purpose of obtaining a certificate
- new vessels undergoing the sea-trial phase of commissioning*
- owners wishing to operate a vessel after initial survey has been successfully completed, but before the certificate of survey has been issued
- vessels operating while minor non-conformances are being rectified after periodic survey (except renewal survey)*
- when an owner is waiting on us to decide on an application for renewal of a certificate of survey *
- when an owner is waiting on us to decide on an application for renewal of a certificate of operation #
- vessels operating temporarily outside the scope of their certificate
- other limited circumstances approved by us.
An accredited marine surveyor or recognised organisation may approve temporary operations in the situations marked with an asterisk (*) above.
No approval is needed for the situation marked with a (#) above.
In other situations, you can apply to us for Exemption 7 by completing an Exemption application for temporary operations form 777.