AMSA update—2021 editions

The 2021 editions of AMSA update are available for your reference.

AMSA Update—April 2021

In this edition

Don't wait to get your float-free EPIRB

From 1 May 2021 we will enforce the requirement to have a float-free EPIRB on certain types of commercial vessels.

It can take time for a beacon to be delivered and properly installed. If your vessel is required to have a float-free EPIRB and you are yet to install one, contact one of the suppliers listed on our website. Remember, all EPIRBs must be registered with AMSA.

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Now open for nominations—National search and rescue awards 

The awards recognise outstanding contributions to search and rescue within the Australian region from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. Anyone can nominate another person or team of people for one of the prestigious National awards.
Find out more

Know the risks on board your tender

Being prepared and knowing the risks of your tender operation can help minimise the potential for something to go wrong.

All commercial tender operations need a Safety Management System (SMS). A key part of your SMS doing a risk assessment.

Read more about developing an SMS for your tender operation.

March 2021 incidents

There were 86 reported incidents involving domestic commercial vessels in March 2021. Of these, 27 were serious and 1 very serious.

Read the full report

Last updated: 

Monday 3 May 2021