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We work with owners, operators and crew of commercial vessels to promote and encourage marine safety. We do this through workshops, information and guidance as well as targeted compliance and education campaigns to improve safety in high risk industries.

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Marine Order 504—changes to operational safety requirements

From 1 August 2023, changes to operational safety requirements apply. Learn more about what this means for you. 

Women in maritime

This campaign promotes AMSA’s efforts to cultivate gender equity in the Australian and international maritime sectors through the showcasing of gender-diverse teams and women in maritime within AMSA and across the sector.

  • Our mission is to celebrate the achievements of women in maritime and drive awareness of the issues…
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Watertight and weathertight integrity for ships visiting Australian ports

This campaign puts watertight and weathertight integrity in focus for ships visiting Australian ports, with information and resources including guidance on regular checks and the importance of including watertight and weathertight components in maintenance plans.

New Marine Order 505 - domestic certificates of competency

A revised qualifications framework and guidelines aim to provide national consistency, improved qualification pathways and better safety outcomes for Australian seafarers and domestic commercial vessel operators.

Construction barge safety

This campaign is focused on the importance of regularly reviewing risks as part of your safety management system to protect lives on construction barges.

  • Barges used for commercial purposes are domestic commercial vessels and need to meet marine safety…
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Tender safety

Tenders are commercial vessels and need to meet certain requirements to help them operate safely.

  • Find safety equipment information and checklists, information about how to plan for emergencies and…
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People in maritime

Stories from people who work in the maritime industry.