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.
Mariners notice new changes to safety info
Improvements have been made to notices to mariners and the marine safety information that the department circulates.
From January 2015, Queensland notices to mariners will be made consistent with the Australian Hydrographic Office notices.
Read more about the changes.
Safety around Tangalooma shipwrecks
Visiting 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
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.