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Marine notices

Marine notices provide important safety related information, general guidance and details about forthcoming changes to legislation to the shipping and maritime community.

While marine notices have no legal standing, they provide important safety related information, general guidance, or details about forthcoming changes to legislation. All current Marine Notices are listed below.

Marine notices which do not appear here are no longer current and may contain information which is no longer applicable.

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Current marine notices

Marine notice number Title Category Format
2018/3 Proper stowage of cargo containers Cargoes [ PDF ] [ HTML ]
2018/2 Electronic Visual Distress Signals Miscellaneous [ PDF ] [ HTML ]
2018/1 Summary of marine notices Miscellaneous [ PDF ] [ HTML ]
2017/15

Transfer operations at sea and in coastal waters

Port State control [ PDF ] [ HTML ]
2017/14 Fitness for duty Occupational health and safety [ PDF ] [ HTML ]
2017/13 Ship accommodation ladders with unapproved secondary means of support arrangements Occupational health and safety [ PDF ] [ HTML ]
2017/12 Operation and maintenance of rescue boat outboard motors Port State control PDF ] HTML ]
2017/11 Sanctions Miscellaneous PDF ] HTML ]
2017/10 VHF marine radios with digital selective calling capability – automatic channel switching Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2017/09 Biofouling and in-water cleaning Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2017/08 Australia’s position on de-harmonising of the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate in relation to Ballast Water Management Convention compliance Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2017/07 Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2017/06 Official nautical charts Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2017/05 Regulations for air emissions from ships Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2017/04 MARPOL Annex V discharges Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2017/03 MARPOL Annex V garbage record book Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2017/02 Global implementation of new sulphur content limit in fuel oil for all ships by 1 January 2020 Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2016/21 Direction for cruise vessels to limit sulphur emissions while at berth in Sydney Harbour Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2016/20 AMSA's approach to STCW Convention amendments due to take effect 1 January 2017 Qualifications and training PDF ] HTML ]
2016/19 Maintenance and adjustment of magnetic compasses Qualifications and training PDF ] HTML ]
2016/18 Danger with the use of weighted heaving lines  Occupational health and safety PDF ] HTML ]
2016/17 Maximum period of shipboard service for seafarers Miscellaneous PDF ] HTML ]
2016/16 New IMO-adopted traffic separation schemes off the south-west coast of Australia Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2016/15 Minimising the risk of ships colliding with cetaceans Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2016/14 Revalidation of Certificates of competency and Certificates of proficiency Qualifications and training PDF ] HTML ]
2016/13 Receipt of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) Safety of navigation Pdf ] HTML ]
2016/12 Asbestos on ships Occupational health and safety PDF ] HTML ]
2016/11 Bridge Resource Management (BRM) and expected actions of bridge teams in Australia pilotage waters Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2016/10 International delivery of domestic commercial vessels and near coastal vessels operating overseas Miscellaneous PDF ] HTML ]
2016/09 Vessel-helicopter operations Port State control PDF ] HTML ]
2016/07 Perpetual Certificates of proficiency as rating and safety training Qualifications and training PDF ] HTML ]
2016/06 Application of the bunkers convention in Australia Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2016/05 Ensuring adequate waste reception facilities Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2016/04 Emergency towage capability Emergency response PDF ] HTML ]
2016/03 Under Keel Clearance Management System Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2015/19 Use of pilot ladders Safety equipment PDF ] HTML ]
2015/18 Failure of lifting wire ropes Cargoes PDF ] HTML ]
2015/17 New and revised charges for AMSA Services Qualifications and training PDF ] HTML ]
2015/15 Free-fall lifeboat safety Safety equipment PDF ] HTML ]
2015/14 Reducing the risk of collisions at sea Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2015/13 Establishment of Virtual AIS Aid to Navigation in Torres Strait Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2015/11 Measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2015/10 Coastal pilotage Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2015/09 Guidance document for the recording operations in the Oil Record Book Part I Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2015/08 Use or carriage of heavy grade oils in the Antarctic Environment PDF ] HTML ]
2015/07 Piracy and armed robbery against ships Maritime security PDF ] HTML ]
2015/05 Quick guide—Navigation through the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2015/04 Application of wreck removal convention Miscellaneous PDF ] HTML ]
2015/03 Directions and refusal of access to Australian Ports Miscellaneous PDF ] HTML ]
2015/02 Refurbished ‘HAMMAR’ hydrostatic release units (HRU) Safety equipment PDF ] HTML ]
2014/17 Sound navigational practices Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2014/13 Means of embarkation and disembarkation from ships in port Port State control PDF ] HTML ]
2014/12 Recovery of persons from the water Miscellaneous PDF ] HTML ]
2014/08 Vessel traffic services in Australia Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2014/06 In-transit fumigation of ships cargoes Cargoes PDF ] HTML ]
2014/05 Pressure vessel systems—response to fatal accident Occupational health and safety PDF ] HTML ]
2014/03 Anchoring off Australian ports Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2014/02 AMSA inspectors entering lifeboats Port State control PDF ] HTML ]
2013/15 Vessel traffic services—responsibilities of Authorities providing VTS Safety of navigation PDF ] HTML ]
2013/12 Evaluation and replacement of lifeboat release and retrieval systems Miscellaneous PDF ] HTML ]
2013/09 Application of the Navigation Act 2012 Miscellaneous PDF ] HTML ]

 

 

Last updated: 

Monday 6 August 2018