Exemption 41—Marine Safety (Unpowered barges)

The Marine Safety (Unpowered barges) Exemption (Exemption 41)  exempts owners of unpowered barges from the requirement to comply with some of the accommodation, safety equipment, communications equipment, and navigation equipment sections of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part C series. It also provides an exemption from the ‘minimum crewing’ requirements in Marine Order 504. Both exemptions are subject to certain conditions being met.

Exemption 41 does not exempt a vessel from the requirement to be operated with a certificate of survey and a certificate of operation.

There are two versions of Exemption 41:

  • EX41 Marine Safety (Unpowered barges) 2017 (No.2) – in force until 30 June 2018
  • EX41 Marine Safety (Unpowered barges) 2018 – effective 1 July 2018


Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Last updated: 18 June 2018
Last reviewed: 18 June 2018