Consultation—Marine Order 47 (Offshore industry units) Amendment Order 2020

We are seeking your feedback on proposed changes to Marine Order 47 (Offshore Industry Units).

Consultation closed 10 May 2020.

This consultation may be of interest to owners, operators and designers of offshore industry units, as well as recognised organisations and seafarer representative bodies. The order applies to regulated Australian vessels and foreign vessels.

Key changes

  • Insert provisions outlining the criteria for revoking a MODU safety certificate, which were omitted from the previous order.
  • Reinstating provisions requiring that gas cylinders containing breathing media for use in diving operations are stowed separately to gas cylinders containing gas for maintenance purposes.
  • Reinstating provisions requiring that arrangements for the safe transfer of personnel are implemented.
  • Amended provisions to clarify that compliance with chapter 14 of the 2009 MODU Code is mandatory, and that a copy of the MODU Code is to be kept on board and available.
  • Amended provisions relating to the familiarisation and training of personnel on board offshore industry units, manning determinations and minimum safe manning documents.


It is intended that these amendments will be made to the current order with effect from 1 July 2020.


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