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Exemption 2—Marine Safety (Certificates of survey)

All domestic commercial vessels are required to have a certificate of survey unless exempt.   

What this exemption will allow you to do

Exemption 02 exempts certain kinds of vessels from the requirement to have a certificate of survey, provided vessels comply with the conditions set out in Schedule 1 of this exemption.

Eligible vessels include some types of: 

You do not need approval for this exemption if your vessel is: 

You will need approval from us to use this exemption for all other vessels mentioned in Schedule 1. 

You must:

Exemption for heritage vessels

A heritage vessel must have a certificate of survey unless it is an existing vessel that was not required to have a certificate of survey on 30 June 2013. This exemption may allow a heritage vessel to be exempt from some requirements mentioned in Marine Order 503 (Certificates of survey – national law) including:

Approvals are subject to the following conditions:

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