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Free safety workshops for commercial fishing vessels

Thursday 11 February 2016
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is hosting free workshops in Queensland to assist commercial fishing vessel owners to understand future regulatory changes.
Media Release

Vessel owners will be guided by staff from AMSA and Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) to develop safety management systems.

The workshops are designed to help operators identify and manage risks with the operation of a domestic commercial vessel. Operators will learn how to develop a simple but effective safety management system that is compliant with new standards.

AMSA General Manager Domestic Vessels Mal Larsen said the workshops will provide vessel operators and their crews with the information they need to create a safety management system that works for their vessel and their business.

“We can help operators understand what’s required of them under the national standard for commercial vessels and help create a safety management system in a no-nonsense way,” Mr Larsen said.

“The workshops are a great opportunity for fishing vessel owners to work together and share knowledge in an informal setting, with support from AMSA and MSQ,” he said.

AMSA is working closely with operators in the domestic commercial vessel industry to enhance marine safety.

In addition to the workshops, AMSA and marine safety agencies in each state and territory provide guidance materials and work with operators to test parts of their safety management systems and understand what they need to do to make them effective.

MEDIA CONTACT: AMSA Media 1300 624 633
Mal Larsen is available for interview to discuss safety management systems and the support available for commercial fishing vessels.

2016 DatesLocationTimeVenue
Tuesday 16 FebruaryPort Douglas0900-1400QT Port Douglas, 87-109 Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas
Wednesday 17 FebruaryCairns0900-1400Rydges Esplanade Hotel, 209-217 Abbott St, Cairns
Thursday 18 FebruaryInnisfail0900-1400Crowne Hotel, 25 Ernest St, Innisfail
Friday 19 FebruaryKurrimine Beach0900-1400King Reef Hotel, Jacobs Rd, Kurrimine Beach
Saturday 20 FebruaryTin Can Bay0900-1400Buffalo Hall, 110 Emperor St, Tin Can Bay