Detention of Australian ships

Australian-flagged ships which are detained by foreign port State control authorities overseas must notify AMSA.

Where an Australian-flagged ship is detained by another coastal State under port State control, the operator is required to submit an AMSA 41 form to requesting surveyor attendance.

AMSA will consider the deficiencies identified and will send a surveyor for either an additional survey and/or audit. 

This additional survey or audit will be at cost to the operator. 

Last updated: 22 August 2023