4/2021—Focused inspection campaign—safety of navigation

This marine notice provides information to ship owners, operators and masters about the Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) on safety of navigation which will run from 1 August 2021 to 30 Sep 2021.

The purpose of the FIC is to determine:

  • the level of compliance with the safety of navigation requirements of International Conventions, and
  • the familiarity of the master and officers with their processes for ensuring safety of navigation.


This Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) has been initiated by AMSA and is specific to Australia. It will apply to foreign flagged ships and Regulated Australian Vessels (RAVs) arriving at an Australian port. 

The FIC will be conducted from 1 August 2021 to 30 September 2021.


AMSA inspectors will undertake the FIC in conjunction with a normal port or flag State control inspection. 

Any port State control deficiencies will be reported to regional port State control databases. 

AMSA encourages ship owners and masters to familiarise themselves with the requirements of SOLAS Chapter V, Australian Marine Order 27 and their safety management systems implemented onboard.

Inspectors will complete a checklist when conducting focused inspections so that AMSA can collate and report on the outcomes.

Outcome of the FIC

The results of the FIC will be analysed at the conclusion of the campaign, and a report will be published on our website.

Further information

AMSA’s website provides information on the focused inspection campaign and a checklist of requirements that will be used during this FIC.

AMSA encourages ship owners, operators and masters to review the information provided at the links above.


This notice will be cancelled on 30 September 2021.

Sachi Wimmer 
Deputy Chief Executive Officer 

19 July 2021 
Australian Maritime Safety Authority 
GPO Box 2181 CANBERRA ACT 2601 

Last updated: 

Friday 10 December 2021