Marine order 43—Cargo and cargo handling—livestock

Vessels carrying livestock.

Current Marine Order 43 (Cargo and cargo handling—livestock) 2018 – 1 November 2019

Marine order 43 sets out the requirements for vessels carrying livestock including:

  • certification
  • equipment and services
  • safe operation—for example stability.
Assistance and tools

Legislation and incorporated material

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Marine Notices

Superseded Refer to the Federal Register of Legislation for previous versions of this marine order.

List of material referenced in this marine order:

  • AS 1074-1989 Steel tubes and tubulars for ordinary service (borrow or purchase)
  • Australian Standards for the export of livestock (ASEL) found on the website of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust, Part 14: Selection and installation, AS/NZS 61241.14:2005 (borrow or purchase)
  • Explosive atmospheres – Part 10-2: Classification of areas – Explosive dust atmospheres, IEC 60079-10-2:2015 (borrow or purchase)
  • Explosive atmospheres – Part 14: Electrical installations design, selection and erection: IEC 60079-14:2013 (borrow or purchase)
  • Explosive atmospheres – Part 17: Electrical installations inspection and maintenance: IEC60079-17:2013 (borrow or purchase)
  • International code on intact stability, 2008 (2008 IS Code), IMO resolution MSC.267(85) as amended from time to time
  • International conventions
  • International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code, adopted by IMO resolution MSC.268(85) as amended from time to time
  • International Safety Management (ISM) Code, IMO resolution A.741(18) as amended from time to time
  • UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Manual Test and Criteria (6th edition) found on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) website


Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Last Updated: 

9 January 2020