MASTREP guide 2016

The Modernised Australian Ship Tracking and Reporting System as described in Marine Order 63 Vessel Reporting Systems is used to track the location of vessels.
1 February 2016

Modernised Australian Ship Tracking and Reporting System (MASTREP) is operated by AMSA as part of the services offered by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC Australia). 

Under this system:

  • Positional reporting for vessels is sourced from the vessel’s Automatic Identification System (AIS).
  • Sailing plans, deviation reports and final reports are not required.
  • Communications with vessels continue to be available through Inmarsat, HF, satellite telephony and other means.
  • Special reports are required to support AMSA’s role in shipping oversight and incident reporting management.

This system became effective 1 January 2016. Read the full detail in the attached document.


Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Last Updated: 

3 August 2020