AMSA Update—May 2021

AMSA Update

In this edition

APPLY EARLY for your certificate renewal

Over the next 6 months, many certificates of operation and certificates of survey will be due for renewal. Apply early and make sure there is time for your application to be processed before your current certificate expires. We will send reminder notices three months prior to the expiry date by post, but we encourage operators to apply early. Read more

NOx emission requirements for marine diesel engines on domestic commercial vessels 

As a part of global measures to reduce harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, marine diesel engines with a power output of greater than 130kW must comply with NOx emission requirements.  
To assist affected owners and operators comply with the requirements, we are working on amendments to Marine Order 97—Marine pollution—Prevention, expected to be implemented in late 2021 following consultation with industry. Until then, vessel owners may operate under a new Exemption 44—Marine Safety (Domestic commercial vessels – EIAPP certificate) Exemption 2021. Read more.

We are talking safety to Indigenous communities 

Over the next few months, we’ll be working with traditional inhabitant boat (TIB) operators in the Torres Strait regions to promote safe boating practices by educating and assisting operators on how to assess and manage risks while on the water. Find out more.

Know the risks on board your tender

All commercial tender operations must have either their own Safety Management System (SMS) or be included in their parent vessel's SMS. Being prepared and knowing the risks of your tender operation can help minimise the potential for something to go wrong. Learn how to develop an SMS for your tender operation. 

Reminder—get in early to renew your STCW certificates 

We are encouraging seafarers with STCW internationally-recognised Certificates of Competency, Certificates of Proficiency and Certificates of Safety Training, which are due to expire between November 2021 and February 2022 to kick-start the revalidation process early. Read more 

April 2021 incidents

There were 82 reported incidents involving domestic commercial vessels in April 2021. Of these, 33 were serious and 1 very serious. Read the full report

The new ANZSBEG website is now live!

The Australian New Zealand Safe Boating Education Group (ANZSBEG) was established in 1994 following a national review by AMSA into safe recreational boating. The new ANZSBEG website hosts informative safety resources and guidance information for the recreational boating community. Take a look here.

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