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Get access to the AMSA safety alerts for domestic commercial vessels.
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7/2020

National Law certificates of competency—further arrangements for COVID-19.

The purpose of this safety alert is to advise vessel owners, operators, masters, and crews that the we have taken steps to allow holders of National Law certificates of competency and first aid certificates to continue to perform their duties even if their certificate expires during the period between 26 March 2020 and 31 January 2021. 

DCV safety alert 7/2020 

6/2020

Recommendations from the coronial inquiry into the loss of FV Cassandra and FV Dianne 

This safety alert promotes recommendations made by the coroner following the inquiry into loss of the fishing vessels FV Cassandra and FV Dianne. We encourage fishing-vessel operators to review these recommendations and consider implementing the suggested safety measures.

DCV safety alert 6/2020

5/2020

Fire prevention and protection safety alert 

This safety alert aims to raise awareness of measures to ensure the fire risks on your vessel are appropriately managed.

DCV safety alert 5/2020

 

4/2020

Fixed (passive) fin stabilisers

This safety alert aims to raise awareness of the risks associated with the use of fixed-fin stabilisers on fishing vessels. It is important to note that incorrect use of fixed stabilisers can lead to an accident and even cause a vessel to capsize.

DCV safety alert 4/2020 

3/2020

Extension of National Law certificates of competency

The aim of this safety alert is to advise vessel owners, operators, masters, coxswains and crews that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has taken steps to extend the duration of all National Law certificates of competency.

DCV safety alert 3/2020

2/2020

Dangerous marine fauna

This safety alert aims to raise awareness on the risks posed by dangerous marine fauna.

DCV Safety alert 2/2020

 

1/2020

Safe access to vessels

The aim of this safety alert is to raise awareness of the risks involved with getting on and off vessels.

DCV safety alert 1/2020 

2/2019

Risk of explosion due to petrol vapours.

This safety alert aims to raise awareness of the risk associated with explosion due to the accumulation of petrol vapours.

DCV Safety Alert: 2/2019

1/2019

Kapok lifejackets 

This safety alert aims to raise awareness of the risks associated with the use of out of date, and dangerous, kapok filled lifejackets.

DCV Safety Alert: 1/2019

Last updated: 

Tuesday 13 October 2020