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National Standard for Commercial Vessels

Standards for construction, operation and seafarer qualifications.

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) sets standards for vessel design, construction, equipment, operation and crew competencies for domestic commercial vessels. We maintain a list of current and superseded versions of the NSCV for your information.

When we amend the NSCV we may use Technical Advisory Panels (TAPs) to provide technical assistance and advice.

The TAPs are made up of technical experts from industry, government, academic institutions, and the community. The size of the panel is determined by the nature and complexity of the issue, but in all cases will have at least three members. We choose members based on their qualifications, expertise or experience in their field. Jurisdictions are not always represented.

Information on TAPs is available in the terms of reference and working principles.

Complete the TAP nomination form if you would like to be involved. 

Current standards

Last updated: 8 February 2018
Last reviewed: 8 February 2018