General requirements for fast craft - F1A

Standards for 'fast craft': vessels capable of speeds over 25 knots.


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Full title 

National Standard for Commercial Vessels

Part F - Special Vessels

Section 1 - Fast craft

Sub-section 1A  - General requirements for fast craft

Current edition

Edition 1.3

Commenced 1 January 2023


NSCV F1A specifies standards for the design, construction and operation of fast craft engaged in domestic operations in Australia.  

This sub-section shall be read in conjunction with:  

  • NSCV Part B - General Requirements  

This NSCV was updated as a result of the NSCV Omnibus amendments instrument No 1, 2022 (AMSA has made minor editorial amendments to eight NSCVs to address consequential amendments resulting from the revocation of NSCV Part D).

Summary of changes:

[1] In clause 1.4 Referenced Documents:


“Part D—Crewing”, and

“Part E—Operations”.

The full list of changes is available via the following link: NSCV Omnibus amendments instrument No.1 2022 PDF518.45 KB

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Last updated: 3 August 2023