News and media releases
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Guilty plea and conviction for master of fatal Sydney cruise
The master of Sydney Harbour passenger vessel, Lady Rose, has pleaded guilty and been convicted of one count of unreasonably placing the safety of another person at risk in the Downing Centre Local Court on Monday, 22 February 2021.
Auditor-General report finds AMSA Search and Rescue contract management fully effective
The Auditor-General for Australia has found that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s management of its $640 million Challenger search and rescue jet contract has been fully effective.
Solo yachtsman saved by personal locator beacon on life jacket
A joint operation between the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the Northern Territory Police on 4th January 2021 has successfully saved the life of a solo yachtsman who fell into the Arafura Sea approximately 45km east of Cape Wessel, NT.
Australia co-hosts Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Agencies forum with Mongolia
This week Australia is hosting the annual Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies (APHoMSA) forum to promote a safe, secure and sustainable maritime industry and a clean marine environment in the Pacific region.
Preventing marine plastic litter
Australia has consolidated a leadership role on addressing marine plastic litter at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is actively advocating for better global environmental health through the pollution prevention and response sub-committee.
Consultation feedback report now available — changes to operational safety requirements
Between November 2022 and January 2023, we consulted on changes to Marine Order 504, which contains a certificate of operation and operational requirements for domestic commercial vessels.
Progress towards preventing marine plastic litter
We are pleased to see progress on measures to address shipping’s contribution to the global issue of marine plastic litter at this week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) Sub-Committee.