Temporary crewing permits
You may be able to operate temporarily below the minimum crewing requirements that apply to the vessel.
Temporary crewing permits may be issued for up to three months. If issued, it is AMSA’s expectation that the operator will revert to full compliance on expiry of the permit.
In applying for a temporary crewing permit, you must:
- specify the period for which the temporary crewing permit is required (noting the maximum period is 90 days)
- include a statement outlining why you are unable to comply with the minimum crewing requirements
- demonstrate how the vessel will be operated safely with less than the minimum crewing that would otherwise apply to the vessel
- provide a copy of a risk assessment completed as a result of the risks that you have considered and controls you have put in place in relation to carrying out the proposed operation below minimum crewing
Friday 1 April 2022