Exemption 31—Marine Safety (Expired pre-USL Code certificates) 2017
Marine Safety (Expired pre-USL Code certificates) Exemption 2017 (Exemption 31) is issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority under section 9 and subsection 143(1) of the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law.
What will this exemption allow me to do?
This exemption will allow you to operate a fishing vessel as master, engineer or coxswain without a certificate of competency.
Am I elgibile?
You are eligible for this exemption if you held a pre-USL code certificate issued by the maritime safety authority of a State or the Northern Territory before 1 July 2013.
In addition to holding a pre-USL code certificate, you must:
- Have performed the operation in the 5 years before 30 June 2013
- Have continued to perform the operation in the same capacity, within the same limitations as the pre-USL code certificate of competency.
If your pre-USL code certificate expired before 30 December 2013, you must have accrued qualifying sea service for 120 days in the 5 years before the application for approval.
If you become aware of a medical condition that may affect your ability to operate a vessel, you must notify us in writing.