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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To manage the risks associated with coronavirus (COVID-19), all foreign trading ships must provide information on recent crew member and passenger travel history, and any sign of symptoms.

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War on Wrecks

As at 31 October 2020, Maritime Safety Queensland, along with partner agencies and owners, have removed 689 wrecks and derelicts from Queensland waters.  With just under 300 additional vessels identified either as derelict or at risk of becoming derelict, we will continue to remove these rotting, unseaworthy and derelict vessels from our bays, rivers and creeks.

Find out more about the War on Wrecks.

BoatSafe program review

Thursday 1 October 2020 will see the reviewed BoatSafe Business Rules come into effect for our BoatSafe trainers. This review has streamlined the management documentation for trainers. It has also provided clarity around the competency expectations for those boaties looking to get their RMDL and PWCL. Each student will be given the opportunity to individually demonstrate their competence driving a boat or personal watercraft.

Find out more about the review of BoatSafe.

Superyacht Buoy Mooring in Brisbane River

In recognition of the economic benefits provided by superyachts and their associated industries, Maritime Safety Queensland is trialling a superyacht buoy mooring in the Brisbane River.

Find out more about the proposed superyacht buoy mooring trial

Shipping in the Great Barrier Reef

One of the Queensland Government's key priorities for the community is the protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Protecting the environmental, social, and economic value of the Great Barrier Reef drives many of the Queensland Government’s environmental policies and activities.

In line with this, Maritime Safety Queensland is seeking feedback on 2 initiatives:

Maritime Minutes

Do you know which navigation lights you need for your powered vessel? - watch our video to find out.

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