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Freedom of Information disclosures

The list describes the documents disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act, and the date of disclosure.

The FOI disclosure list excludes documents that are:

  • exempt from the FOI Act or where access has been refused
  • of a commercially valuable or personal nature released under the FOI Act
  • released to members of the public or the media outside of the FOI framework.

Some materials may have partial or full deletion/blackout of segments or sections of information where exemptions under the FOI Act have applied.

Government agencies are required to publish copies of material released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI Act) within 10 days of the agency decision.

How to obtain copies of these documents

Individuals or organisations can request copies of the following documents by emailing our Freedom of Information Officer at freedomofinformation@amsa.gov.au

Freedom of Information disclosure log
Disclosure date Date information listed in disclosure log Summary of FOI request received by agency/minister Description of information released under this disclosure log (and whether released in full or part)     Internal reference number
4 December 2018 4 December 2018 Documents regarding Sandfly Incident report, timeline, position images and Exemption Certificate HPRM D18/325680
19 November 2018 4 December 2018 Documents regarding Fugro Etive Letters of Acceptance HPRM  D18/315926
26 September 2018 27 September 2018 Documents relating to helicopter rescue missions 2015–2018 mission statistics Coffs Harbour region HPRM D18/266083
26 September 2018 26 September 2018 Documents regarding Inreach SOS activation Incident details HPRM D18/265860
28 June 2018 6 July 2018 Documents regarding Contracts Compilation of Contracts’ information HPRM D18/4398
17 May 2018 17 May 2018 Documents regarding Cygnet Lass Incident AIS data HPRM D18/143769
HPRM D18/143770
24 April 2018 27 April 2018 Documents regarding MV Oceanic Prohibition and direction notice released in part HPRM D18/120618
5 Dec 2017 6 Dec 2017 Documents regarding Akademik Shokalskiy JRCC messages and audio files HPRM D17/260042
1 Dec 2017 1 Dec 2017 Documents regarding Tokomaru Bay Numerous. Forms 18 and 19 with associated correspondence HPRM D17/257489
27 Oct 2017 16 Nov 2017 Documents regarding Austral Fisheries Various incident reports and associated emails HPRM D17/235520
27 Oct 2017 10 Nov 2017 Documents in relation to TSV compliance action of party boats and ferries on the Yarra River Compliance notices HPRM D17/235520
10 Oct 2017 10 Nov 2017 Documents relating to Awassi Express Emails in relation to an incident HPRM D17/221568

21 Aug 2017

22 Aug 2017

Documents regarding Spirit of 1770.

Investigation report and court docs

HPRM D17/188974

27 July 2017

2 Aug 2017

Documents regarding Austral Fisheries.

Various incident reports and associated emails

HPRM D17/171326

21 Jun 2017

23 Jun 2017

Documents regarding HMAS Maitland.

Various images

HPRM D17/141554

16 Jun 2017

16 Jun 2017

Documents regarding vessel Akademik Shokalskiy.

Various comms between the vessel and other entities

HPRM 2017/1707

9 Jun 2017

16 Jun 2017

Documents regarding vessel Ocean Garlic.

Incident report

HPRM D17/131778

16 May 2017

18 May 2017

Documents regarding the vessel Margarita.

Investigation report

HPRM 2017/2220

21 Apr 2017

26 Apr 2017

Documents regarding vessel Valiant II.

Incident report (AMSA 18)

HPRM D17/91298

7 Apr 2017

7 Apr 2017

Documents regarding SAR tasking for 2016.

Map and spread sheet

HPRM 2017/1757

18 Dec 2016

22 Dec 2016

Documents regarding Montara oil spill.

Observation data

HPRM 2016/5883

15 Dec 2016

22 Dec 2016

Documents regarding various FPSOs.

Manning docs

HPRM 2016/7157

13 Dec 2016

14 Dec 2016

Documents regarding the Awassi Express.

Investigation report and related docs

TRIM 2016/5428

29 Nov 2016

30 Nov 2016

Documents regarding the MH370.

Sighting and hearing report

TRIM 2016/5334

24 Nov 2016

24 Nov 2016

Documents regarding Gladstone tugboats.

Various emails and investigation report

TRIM 2016/6055

25 Oct 2016

26 Oct 2016

Documents regarding an incident in Port Botany.

Inspection reports

TRIM 2016/5613 and 2016/5614

11 Oct 2016

12 Oct 2016

Documents regarding the Port Bonython oil spill.

Various reports, letters, and emails

TRIM 2016/4528

25 Aug 2016

26 Aug 2016

Documents regarding the vessel Jakarta Express, CMA CGM Quartz, and CMA CGM Rossini.

Cargo manifests  

TRIM 2016/4582

8 Aug 2016

10 Aug 2016

Documents regarding the vessel Jin Da Hai.

Minor Incident Report

TRIM D16/235908

4 Aug 2016

9 Aug 2016

Documents regarding certain FPSOs.

Minimum Safe Manning Documents

TRIM D16/233160

12 Apr 2016

18 Apr 2016

Documents relating to Cape Green and Point Perpendicular lighthouses.

Maintenance documents

TRIM 2016/1078

11 Apr 2016

18 Apr 2016

Documents regarding the vessel Ulusoy 12.

Inspection documents

TRIM D16/95343

6 Apr 2016

7 Apr 2016

Documents regarding the vessel Ulusoy 12.

Inspection report

TRIM D16/94959

1 Mar 2016

2 Mar 2016

Documents regarding the vessel Ping Shin 101.

Incident details report

TRIM D16/58012

4 Feb 2016

4 Feb 2016

Documents regarding the vessel Stevns Trader.

Investigation report

TRIM D16/28320

3 Dec 2015

7 Dec 2015

Documents regarding the GEMS drift modelling of MH370.

Drift report

TRIM D15/396465

27 Aug 2015

27 Aug 2015

Documents relating to the fishing vessel Tauronga.

Incident Details Report

TRIM 2015/2967

19 May 2015

20 May 2015

Documents regarding communications between AMSA and vessel Thor Commander.

Transcript of communications

TRIM 2015/835

13 Mar 2015

13 Mar 2015

Documents regarding damage to cargo aboard vessel CMACGM ONYX.

Copy of incident alert, and report plus emails and photos, released in part.

TRIM 2015/664

30 Oct 2014

10 Nov 2014

Documents regarding the MOU between Australia and Indonesia concerning oil spills.

Copy of MOU,  released in full.

TRIM 2014/3316

29 Oct 2014

29 Oct 2014

Documents regarding underwater noise.

Communications between AMSA and other government agencies  relating to development of standards adopted by IMO, a related report presented to IMO/MEPC, and certain comments received in response to the draft North East Shipping Management Plan.

TRIM 043681

29 Oct 2014

29 Oct 2014

Documents regarding the vessel Sirocco of Oz.

Incident details report, released in full.

TRIM 2014/3767

28 Aug 2014

29 Aug 2014

Documents regarding the Montara oil spill.

Extracts of chart information and plotting data, released in full.

TRIM 043672

23 Jul 2014

24 Jul 2014

Documents regarding the most recent senate estimate briefings containing the words 'Operation Sovereign Borders' or 'OSB'.

Two (2) senate estimate briefs from AMSA as per request, released in full.

TRIM 043680

15 May 2014

16 May 2014

Documents regarding inspections, detentions and incident notifications from 1 Jan 2010 to 13 March 2014 and regarding fatalities related to MV Sage Sagittarius between 1 Aug 2012 to 31 Oct 2012.

Surveyor’s inspection report after fatality aboard, search report after reported man overboard incident, and various PSC inspection reports. Released with personal information redacted.

TRIM 043623

28 Apr 2014

28 Apr 2014

Documents regarding Minimum Safe Manning of various vessels.

Minimum Safe Manning documents for 5 vessels. Released in full.

TRIM 043629

26 Feb 2014

27 Feb 2014

Documents regarding inspection of vessel Ocean Emperor subsequent to engine failure in July 2010.

Inspection reports and emails. Partially redacted.

TRIM 043521

12 Sep 2013

12 Sep 2013

Documents relating to SAR incident 12-15 July 2013.

Records of communications between AMSA and AFP related to incident, partially redacted

TRIM 043323

9 Aug 2013

9 Aug 2013

Documents relating to SAR incident 2013/3877.

Synopsis of Incident Report, released in full.

TRIM 043320

22 Jul 2013

30 Jul 2013

Documents relating to SAR incident 2013/3821.

Timeline of RCC events surrounding the incident, released in full.

TRIM 043286

12 Jul 2013

18 Jul 2013

Documents in connection with the AMSA letter dated 19 May 2013 addressed to AIMPE.

Electronic copy of the letter to AIMPE, its properties and emails in relation to the correspondence. Released in full.

TRIM 043291

17 Jul 2013

18 Jul 2013

Documents relating to SAR incident in June 2013.

Compilation map showing the incident locations. Released in full.

TRIM 043292 

2 Jul 2013

2 Jul 2013

Documents regarding SAR activations 500nm from Darwin for the period 1 May 2012–30 April 2013.

Compilation map showing the incident locations for the stipulated time period. Released in full.

TRIM 043257

2 Jun 2013

12 Jun 2013

Documents relating to SIEV 221.

Incident reports. Released in part.

TRIM 043016

29 Apr 2013

30 Apr 2013

Documents relating to Safe Manning of vessel CSL Whyalla.

Minimum Safe Manning Document for CSL Whyalla

TRIM 043006

22 Apr 2013

30 Apr 2013

Documents relating to expenditure on private aircraft for search and rescue purposes.

Documents relating to expenditure on private aircraft for search and rescue purposes. Documents partially redacted.

TRIM 042950

6 Dec 2012

6 Dec 2012

Minimum Safe Manning Documents.

MSMDs for identified vessels subject to Part II of the Navigation Act 1912.

TRIM 042853

23 Oct 2012

26 Oct 2012

Documents relating to detention of vessel Vigsnes in September 2010.

Inspection reports, images and email communications concerning detention, repairs and release of vessel. Released in part.

TRIM 042669

11 Oct 2012

17 Oct 2012

Documents relating to incidents involving bulk carriers off the Queensland coast

Compilation document containing data on bulk carrier incidents off QLD coastline. Released in full.

TRIM 042742

26 Sep 2012

2 Oct 2012

Documents relating to the detention of the vessel GL Lan Xiu in Brisbane on 23 December 2011.

Detention reports, PSC documents, detention notification.

TRIM 042693

9 Aug 2012

10 Aug 2012

Documents relating to incident between vessels Furness Melbourne and Riga II.

Audio files of AMSA communications with Furness Melbourne

TRIM 042594

1 Aug 2012

1 Aug 2012

Documents relating to investigation of an accident aboard the vessel Cos Knight in April 2010.

Incident alert, incident report, Surveyor's report of investigation, and MOU with Workcover NSW. Released in part

TRIM 042592

20 Jul 2012

23 Jul 2012

Documents relating to rescue of occupant of sinking vessel Xyris.

Incident details report. Released in part.

TRIM 042610

8 Jul 2012

23 Jul 2012

Documents relating to rescue of occupants of vessel Mehitabel.

Incident details report. Released in full.

TRIM 042556

20 Jun 2012

21 Jun 2012

Documents relating to commercial submissions to public consultation on Marine Order 3.

All commercial submissions not deemed confidential. Released in part.

TRIM 042471

18 May 2012

21 May 2012

Documents relating to SAR responses on 8 and 12 April 2012.

Incident detail reports and timelines for SAR responses occurring on 8 and 12 April 2012. Released in part.

TRIM 042452

4 Mar 2012

10 May 2012

Documents relating to various issues concerning the development of Marine Order Part 3, and related issues.

Emails, meeting minutes, reports and correspondence. Released in part.

TRIM 042343

26 Apr 2012

1 May 2012

Certain documents relating to the vessel Rena.

PSC and survey inspection details. Released in part.

TRIM 042449

19 Apr 2012

19 Apr 2012

Information concerning mooring line incidents at Queensland coal terminals.

Compilation document containing data on mooring line incidents at QLD coal terminals. Released in full.

TRIM 042448

7 Feb 2012

7 Feb 2012

Documents relating to accommodation and crew qualifications - Cape Class Vessels.

Correspondence and meeting minutes relating to potential accommodation, MO 14 and MO 11 issues and potential crew qualifications for Cape Class Vessels. Partially Redacted.

TRIM 042238

19 Dec 2011

21 Dec 2011

Documents regarding SAR activations in Victoria in the last five years.

Table of two columns outlining number of activations per year for the last five years. Released in full.

TRIM D11/222740

9 Dec 2011

13 Dec 2011

Documents regarding PSC inspections and deficiencies of vessel Kimberly Queen.

Documents regarding PSC inspections and deficiencies of vessel Kimberly Queen. Partially redacted.

TRIM 042201

1 Dec 2011

2 Dec 2011

Documents regarding PSC inspections on the vessel Rena.

Documents relating to PSC inspections conducted on the vessel Rena on 21/7/2011 and 22/9/2011. Partially redacted.

TRIM D11/206988

28 Nov 2011

28 Nov 2011

Documents regarding PSC inspections on the vessel Rena.

Documents relating to PSC inspections conducted on the vessel Rena on 21/7/2011 and 22/9/2011. Partially redacted.

TRIM D11/204517

27 Oct 2011

28 Oct 2011

Documents regarding Indonesian SAR October 2009.

Various comms traffic records concerning the incident. Released in full.

TRIM 042118

1 Jun 2011

1 Jun 2011

Documents regarding incident on vessel Voge Paul around 11 June 2008.

AMSA incident alert (form MO 31/14) and incident report (MO 31/15) regarding Voge Paul. Partially redacted.

TRIM 041875

Last updated: 

Tuesday 4 December 2018