AMSA update—2022 editions

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

In this edition:

Happy holidays from AMSA — shutdown dates 

Happy holidays to all domestic commercial vessel owners, operators and crew. We look forward to another year of safe and clean seas in 2023.
AMSA is closed during our end-of-year office shutdown period. We will have limited phone and email services available between 28 and 30 December to assist people with urgent applications for exemptions, certificates of survey, and certificates of operation. 

If your matter is not urgent, please contact us from 3 January 2023 when we return to our full services. Our search and rescue will continue to operate every day (24/7) during this time.

New air pollution regulations from 1 January 2023

From 1 January 2023, there are new regulations relating to air pollution from vessels.  

Marine Order 97 (MO97) deals with the prevention of air pollution from vessels and gives effect to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from ships (Annex VI). MO97 applies to regulated Australian vessels, domestic commercial vessels, recreational vessels and foreign vessels.

Fin out more about the new requirements.

Have your say: Proposed changes to operational safety requirements

We are seeking your feedback on a range of proposed changes to Marine Order 504, which contains certificate of operation and operational requirements for domestic commercial vessels. The proposed changes include requirements for crewing arrangements and the assessment of lifejacket wear requirements in your vessel’s safety management system.  

Learn more and have your say.

Fatigue contributes to a vessel grounding – read this month’s safety lesson 

This month’s safety lesson report examines how fatigue and inadequate crewing contributed to the grounding of a fishing vessel.

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.

Read the monthly safety lesson from marine incident investigation.

November 2022 incidents

During November 2022, there were 113 reported incidents involving domestic commercial vessels. Of these, 33 were serious. 

Read the incident report.

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Last updated: 

Friday 10 March 2023