AMSA Update—March 2021

AMSA Update

In this edition

National float-free EPIRB inspection campaign delivers great results so far

Since the 1 February 2021, AMSA inspectors have been conducting a national float-free EPIRB focused inspection campaign to ensure operators meet their obligations.

So far 90 per cent of vessels inspected have a correctly fitted float-free EPIRB registered with AMSA. This is a great result—thanks to the owners, masters and crew of these vessels for working with us to make these changes.

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How to prevent inadvertent activations of your float-free EPIRB

We have detected several inadvertent float-free EPIRB activations due to incorrect mounting, storage and washing down vessels. It is important to know how to avoid and what to do if your float-free EPIRB inadvertently activates.  
Find out more

Greg explains the new safety equipment lists for small fishing vessels.

Simplified equipment lists for some small fishing vessel operations 

Two new equipment lists are now available for certain non-survey vessels less than 12 metres long, working close to land.  

Find more information about the new safety equipment lists and eligibility. 

Tenders need to be safe

Your safety and the safety of people on board depends on how you prepare and manage the risks of your operation. There are minimum safety equipment requirements for all tender operations.  

It is important that you assess the risks for your operation and carry appropriate equipment to ensure your safety.  

Read more about tender safety

Out now! Maritime Safety Awareness Bulletin—preventing container loss

The latest issue of the Maritime Safety Awareness bulletin focuses on the risk of losing shipping containers at sea. Find out about the impact of container loss on safety and the environment and what measures should be considered to prevent it from happening. 

Read issue 13 of the Maritime Safety Awareness Bulletin.

February 2021 incidents

There were 80 reported incidents involving domestic commercial vessels in February 2021. Of these, 21 were serious and 1 very serious.

Read the full report

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