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NP-GUI-010: National Plan maritime casualty management guidance

AMSA 453
27 April 2018

These guidelines provide guidance in relation to the management of a maritime casualty.

The scope of the Maritime Casualty Management Guidance encompasses the response to a maritime casualty.

As defined in the National Plan, a maritime casualty means a collision of vessels, stranding or other incident of navigation, or other occurrence on board a vessel or external to it resulting in material damage or imminent threat of material damage to a vessel or cargo.

The geographical scope of this Guidance is defined as the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone, offshore islands and territories and the high seas where the incident has the potential to impact upon Australian interests.


National Plan Strategic Coordination Committee