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Consultation—Draft Marine Order 44—(Safe containers) 2019

Have your say by 1 March 2019.

Marine Order 44 (Safe containers) 2019 applies to and in relation to containers and offshore containers used in international, inter-State sea transport or intra-State sea transport, but does not apply to a container that remains for the entire voyage on road or rail vehicle.

Key changes

Marine Order 44 deals with structural safety, testing, approval, inspection, control and verification requirements for freight container used internationally and gives effect to the Container Convention. This Marine Order will also address AMSA’s policy on offshore containers and will give effect to the requirements of MSC/Circ.860 Guideline for the approval of offshore containers handled in open seas.

The key changes are:

  1. Amend the Marine Order to capture amendments to the Convention by resolution MSC.355 (92).
  2. Reissue the Marine Order under the Navigation Act of 2012 in the modern drafting style and replace schedule 24 of Marine Order 4 (Transitional Modifications) 2013.
  3. Amend the Marine Order to capture offshore containers.

Commencement

It is intended that these amendments are made to the current Order with effect from 1 May 2019.

Consultation papers 

How to have your say

Or... have your say in writing using our public comment form.

 If using this form, then you can either:

  • email the form to consultation@amsa.gov.au or
  • post the form to: 
    • Business Support, Standards
      Australian Maritime Safety Authority
      GPO Box 2181
      Canberra ACT 2601

Last updated: 

Thursday 7 February 2019