Marine order 502—Vessel identifiers—national law

Applying, displaying and communications about a unique vessel identifier.

Commenced 1 July 2017

Marine order 502 includes:

  • application requirements for a unique identifier
  • criteria which must be met for AMSA to issue a unique identifier
  • display requirements for your unique identifier
  • situations where the removal or alteration of a unique identifier is permitted
  • requirements about when you need to notify AMSA of the transfer, sinking, scrapping, or ceasing operation of your vessel.
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Last updated: 

Wednesday 21 October 2020