The consultation commenced on 14 November 2022 and closed on 22 January 2023, a period of ten weeks.
AMSA published the draft Marine Order 504 and a summary of the changes proposed under the first phase of the review on its website. Stakeholders were encouraged to provide a submission through the online submission form, email, post or by contacting AMSA Connect.
The consultation was promoted through a news release posted on the AMSA website and through the ‘AMSA update’ newsletter. A targeted direct email was also sent to domestic commercial vessel (DCV) owners and operators. The email reached around 7,200 stakeholders. The consultation was also promoted through AMSA’s social media channels including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
AMSA also raised awareness of the consultation process through its regular stakeholder engagement activities, including through the National Safety Committee and the Regional Safety Committee forums.