AMSA update—2022 editions

The 2022 editions of AMSA update are available for your reference.
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AMSA UPDATE – August 2022

In this edition



Why report an incident

Providing detailed descriptions of a marine incident, including context and how it is being managed, will help us understand the risks, and influence our response to the situation.

Don’t ignore it, report it. Read more.

Tell us what you think: new regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping 

We want your feedback on proposed changes to Marine order 97 (Marine pollution prevention – air pollution).

The proposed changes include new requirements for certain foreign-flagged and Australian vessels of 400 gross tonnage and above operating on international voyages to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. This will include new reporting requirements as well as requirements for vessels to calculate and, where required, improve their energy efficiency to meet international targets. The consultation closes on 9 October 2022.

Learn more and have your say.

Now open: consultation on Marine Order 52 – Yachts and training vessels

Have your say on proposed changes to requirements for commercial yachts and training vessels until Sunday 09 October 2022.

Learn more and have your say.

Attend a fire preparedness workshop in Queensland

We are running a series of workshops for Queensland passenger vessels (class 1) to ensure design, construction and installation of equipment satisfies the relevant standards, and that fire safety preparedness training is being implemented onboard by the crew. 

Register your interest in attending here.

AMSA provides aerial support for catamaran

AMSA was contacted on 10 August by a 24m commercial catamaran, with four people on board, which was approximately 140km west-south-west of Torres Strait. 

The vessel had experienced significant flooding of one hull compartment and requested assistance. 

Read more and see the video

July 2022 incidents

Every month we share an overview of a domestic commercial vessel incident investigation and the safety lesson you can learn to prevent a similar incident occurring on board your vessel.   

This month’s report examines an incident where a passenger vessel’s swim platform gate was inadequately secured. When a passenger and toddler leant against, the two passengers to fell into the water. 

Read the  Safety Lessons from Marine Incident Investigation report.   

In July 2022, there were 66 reported incidents involving domestic commercial vessels. Of these, 11 were serious.

Read the incident report.

Last updated: 

Thursday 8 September 2022