AMSA update—2018 editions

The 2018 editions of AMSA update are available for your reference.

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February 2018 edition

In this edition:

  • Simplifying the vessel survey regime
  • Changes to survey services in the Northern Territory
  • Existing vessels moving to modern safety equipment standards
  • Last days to have your say on float-free EPIRBs!
  • Certificate of competency exemptions extended to 2020
  • Register now to attend NAV18
  • January incidents

Read AMSA update March edition


March 2018 edition

In this issue:

  • Updates to Exemption 06: Periodic survey, equipment certification and compass adjustment
  • Updates to Exemption 07: temporary operations
  • Working Boats magazine out now
  • Fishing vessel stability
  • February incidents
  • What will the future maritime industry look like?

Read the AMSA update March edition

April 2018 edition

In this edition:

  • Consultation is now open—proposed changes to the vessel survey regime arrangements
  • Register now for NAV18!
  • Changes to services for the domestic commercial vessel industry
  • Changes to codeine requirements
  • Update to exemption 06—periodic survey, equipment certification and compass adjustment
  • Update to exemption 07—temporary operations
  • How much do you know about your fuel?

Read the AMSA update April edition.


May 2018 edition

In this edition:

  • Have your say on vessels being used as short-term marina accommodation
  • April incidents
  • Nominate now for the 2018 Australian Search and Rescue Award
  • Safety management system verification project
  • Coming events

Read the AMSA update May edition.


June 2018 edition

In this edition:

  • Transfer of national system services—timeline
  • Maritime safety services—we’re getting ready to do business
  • Survey changes—what you need to know
  • National system certificates—valid until expiry date
  • Locating containers lost from YM Efficiency
  • Appropriate crewing for your operation 
  • May incidents
  • Coming events

Read the AMSA update June edition.


June 2018 second edition

In this edition:

  • National system—fees now available
  • National system—services changing on 1 July
  • Unique vessel identifiers
  • Extension to Exemption 04 (recreational use) until 30 June 2020
  • Extension to Exemption 39 (lifejacket lights) until 30 June 2020
  • New requirements for operational safety
  • Coming events

Read the AMSA update June 2018 second edition.


July 2018 edition

No national system levy for three years

Read AMSA update July edition.


July 2018 second edition

In this edition:

  • We’re delivering national system services
  • Change of vessel ownership
  • Requesting a unique vessel identifier
  • Certificate of operation—are you exempt?
  • Certificate of survey—are you exempt?
  • New surveyor engagement process
  • New Australia Post locations
  • June incidents
  • Coming events

Read AMSA update July edition 2.


August 2018 edition

In this edition:

  • Mandatory float-free EPIRBs
  • Connect with us
  • Not sure if you have a domestic commercial vessel?
  • Safety management systems—what do I need to do?
  • Payment processing times for certificate services and exemptions
  • Displaying unique vessel identifiers
  • July incidents
  • Coming events

Read the AMSA update August edition.


September 2018 edition

In this edition:

  • Unique identifiers for human-powered and small sail vessels
  • Displaying unique vessel identifiers
  • Change of vessel ownership
  • Now available AMSA's schedule for consultation and regulatory changes
  • August incidents

Read the AMSA update September edition.


October 2018 edition

In this edition:

  • Recreational use of your commercial vessel
  • New resource available—getting out of a hook-up situation
  • Safe access to moored vessels
  • Seacare Authority mental health workshops 
  • September incidents
  • Working Boats magazine is now available

Read the AMSA update October edition.


December 2018 edition

In this edition:

  • Tell us what you think—electrical safety on your vessel
  • Have your say—should vessels under 7.5 metres carry a float-free EPIRB?
  • Do you know your general safety duties?
  • November incidents
  • AMSA services over the Christmas holiday break

Read the AMSA update December edition.

Last updated: 13 August 2020