Have your say on the proposed extension of Marine Order 501

Friday 28 April 2023
Consultation is now open on the proposed extension of Marine Order 501
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The current version of Marine Order 501 commenced in 2013 and is due to expire (sunset) on 1 October 2023.  

AMSA proposes to remake Marine Order 501 with some minor changes aimed at improving readability and clarity. Refer to the change summary for details. 

Marine Order 501 is an administrative instrument that sets out:    

  • rules of interpretation and common definitions that apply to marine orders made for domestic commercial vessels (DCVs) under the national law (Marine Orders 502, 503, 504, 505 and 507)  
  • processes for making an application or requesting the review of a decision made under a marine order, relating to a certificate, equivalent means of compliance or an exemption  
  • criteria to determine whether a person is a fit or proper person to operate a domestic commercial vessel under the national law  
  • prescribed standards for DCVs (Marine Surveyors Accreditation Guidance Manual, National Standard for Commercial Vessels and Uniform Shipping Laws Code)  
  • the process involved in returning detained vessels   
  • details relating to infringement notices and penalties.   

The consultation closes on Sunday 11 June 2023 at 11:59pm.   

Learn more and have your say

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