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The department is aware of reports of oil patties being washed ashore on coastlines around Lucinda and we’re responding with other government agencies.
Our shoreline clean-up crews are making good progress at several sites clearing up the material and we’re investigating the cause.
Meanwhile please avoid affected beaches and use soap and water to clean up if you do come in contact with oil patties.
If you see oiled wildlife don’t attempt a rescue but call 1300 130 372.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Officers are trained and waiting to respond.
If you have other information or concerns you can also phone the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority on 0427 969 384.

Simplifying the rules for domestic commercial vessels

Last year, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) conducted a streamlining review of the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessels. It identified 13 ways to make it easier for industry to comply with new safety laws for the domestic commercial vessel (DCV) fleet.

Read more about rules for domestic commercial vessels.

Safety around Tangalooma shipwrecks

Tangalooma shipwrecksVisiting Moreton Island over the summer break? Be sure to enjoy the sights and attractions of the iconic Tangalooma shipwrecks taking note of the warning signs. It is important not to get too close or walk on and swim too near while a plan is developed on how to safely remove the most dangerous parts of the wreck while still preserving this great iconic marine destination.

Be a responsible skipper – boat safe this summer.

Read more about safety requirements.

No EPIRB registration stickers from September 2015

Beacon registration: From September 2015, AMSA will no longer issue beacon registration stickers.From September 2015 the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will no longer issue stickers as proof of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs or beacons) registration.

Read more about beacon registration