AMSA releases Regulation Review Plan for 2023-24

It’s going to be another busy year for industry consultation after AMSA released their annual regulation review program for 2023-24.

The review covers a wide range of areas and critical issues.

Project Description of Action
Marine Orders – made under the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 
Marine Order 501 (Administration – National Law) 2013 Sunsetting review to update and remake the order under the National Law Act.
Marine Order 504 (Certificates of operation and operation requirements – National Law) 2023 Amendments to improve and streamline safety management system requirements to ensure that safety management systems operate as intended.
National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)
Part C1 – Design and construction – Arrangement, accommodation and personal safety AMSA is undertaking a full review to address technical issues and Coronial recommendations on escape lighting and signage.
Part C7A – Design and construction – safety equipment AMSA is conducting a full review of NSCV Part C7A to address operational issues identified by industry, including with the carriage of safety equipment for vessels less than 12m in length operating close to land.
Part G – Non-survey vessels AMSA is conducting a review to address issues with the carriage of certain items of safety equipment on small vessels and vessels operating close to shore.
Omnibus amendments instrument #2 AMSA is undertaking a review to address various identified critical issues across multiple NSCVs, including compatibility with the implementation of emerging technologies.

Members with questions about the AMSA regulatory program and its review areas can contact AMSA here.