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Maritime casualty response

Government and industry in Australia work together to respond rapidly and effectively to maritime casualties when they occur in our region. We have national arrangements which include place of refuge and emergency towage options for vessels in an emergency situation.

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Maritime casualty management

Our maritime casualty response capabilities include emergency towage and place of refuge guidelines.

Complex maritime emergencies

Complex maritime emergencies are large scale events that pose threats to public safety and the environment.