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Guidance notices and fact sheets for domestic commercial vessel owners and operators

Find out more about complying with the national system if you are a domestic commercial vessel owner or operator.

Guidance material is set out below to help you understand how to comply. Fact sheets are provided for some topics to provide a short overview of the relevant requirements. Some fact sheets and guidance notices are now webpages with the links appearing below. 

Topic Guidance notices and fact sheets Type Document number

Vessels

Guidance for certificates of survey (in-survey) for domestic commercial vessels and vessels exempt from survey (non-survey)

Web pages

Vessel exempt from survey, was previously AMSA 543

Unpowered barges Guidance notice AMSA 743

Initial survey

Guidance notice

AMSA 574

Issue and display a unique vessel identifier Guidance notice AMSA 527
Residual current devices Fact sheet AMSA 661
Transitional vessel flow charts Guidance notice AMSA 241

Electronic visual distress signals

Guidance notice

AMSA 577

Altering or maintaining a vessel

Guidance notice

AMSA 830

Inspection of portable fire extinguishers (stored pressure type)
 
Guidance notice AMSA 707
How Marine Safety (Recreational Use) - Exemption 04 is applied in respect to a domestic commercial vessel Web page Previously fact sheet AMSA 677
Class 1B equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 692
Class 1C equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 693
Class 1D equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 694
Class 1E equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 695
Class 2B equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 696
Class 2C equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 697
Class 2D equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 698
Class 2E equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 699
Class 3B equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 700
Class 3C equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 701
Class 3D equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 702
Class 3E equipment list (temporarily unavailable—under review) Guidance notice AMSA 703
Are you considering your first aid kit and medical equipment requirements? Fact sheet AMSA 671

Scale D medical cabinet

Web page

Previously fact sheet AMSA 749

Scale E medical cabinet

Web page

Previously fact sheet AMSA 750

Scale F first aid kit

Web page

Previously fact sheet AMSA 753

Scale G first aid kit

Web page

Previously fact sheet AMSA 754

Operations

General safety duties Web page Previously fact sheet AMSA 678
Parent-tender vessel operations (also known as 'dory operations') Fact sheet AMSA 684
Sailing clubs undertaking domestic commercial vessel operations (temporarily unavailable—under review) Fact sheet AMSA 685

Sailing clubs delivering recreational sail training and related commercial activities (temporarily unavailable—under review)

Guidance notice

AMSA 662

Safety management systems Web pages Previously guidance notice AMSA 590 and fact sheet AMSA 675

Certificate of operation

Web pages

Previously fact sheet AMSA 676

Towing operations Guidance notice AMSA 825

Marine incidents

Marine incident reporting

Web page

 

Miscellaneous

 

Spent convictions

Guidance notice

AMSA 826

Carriage of harmful substances in packaged form on domestic commercial vessels

Guidance notice

AMSA 900

Boat-share and community group (club) arrangements and the national law

Guidance notice

AMSA 585

Marine orders and the national law

Web page

Previously guidance notice AMSA 592

The meaning of owner in the national law Guidance notice AMSA 644
International delivery of domestic commercial vessels and near coastal vessels operating overseas Marine Notice 2016/10
 
 
Boat sharing Fact sheet AMSA674
Other arrangements

Vessels previously regulated under Marine Order 62

Guidance notice

AMSA 580

Classification societies and the national law

Guidance notice

AMSA 746

Related information

Last updated: 

Wednesday 20 February 2019