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Update to exemption 07—temporary operations

Monday 26 February 2018

Exemption 07 allows vessel owners to apply to AMSA to operate temporarily without a certificate of survey, certificate of operation or load line certificate.

From 1 April 2018, updates to Exemption 07 (Temporary operations) will expand the kinds of circumstances in which vessel owners may seek our approval to operate without a certificate of survey, certificate of operation or load line certificate. In some circumstances, an owner will be able to obtain a temporary operations approval from an accredited marine surveyor.

Examples of when Exemption 07 may apply

  • When moving the vessel to enable the building, disposing of, fitting out, relocating, removing, repair of the vessel or for the purpose of obtaining a certificate. 
  • New vessels undergoing the sea-trial phase of commissioning*.
  • Owners wishing to operate a vessel after the initial survey has been successfully completed, but before the certificate of survey has been issued.
  • Vessels operating while minor non-conformances are being rectified after periodic survey (except renewal survey)*.
  • When an owner is waiting on us to decide on an application for renewal of a certificate *.
  • Vessels operating temporarily outside the scope of their certificate.
  • Other limited circumstances approved by us.

* An accredited marine surveyor or recognised organisation may approve temporary operations

For more information read the summary of changes to Exemption 07.