Where an overseas Company operating outside of Australia operates and/or manages Australian Registered Vessels from their overseas office, or through a subsidiary Australian office, then AMSA may recognise the Company DOC for the ship type as issued by either of the following:

  1. one of AMSA recognised IACS members on behalf of the relevant overseas Administration
  2. the relevant overseas administration.

The company should submit its safety management system manual to AMSA,
ism-fsc@amsa.gov.au for review.

Upon recognition of the oversea issued company DOC by AMSA, AMSA will issue a letter of approval confirming the recognition with any applicable requirements or special conditions as follows.