AMSA releases video on new operational requirements for fishing vessels

To help fishing vessel owners and operators to better and more easily understand recent changes that apply under Marine Orders 504 and 505, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has released a video presentation of the changes.

AMSA Marine Order 504 (Certificates of operation and operation requirements – national law) outlines the requirements to be included in a vessel’s safety management system (SMS).

This must include a risk assessment process for crewing levels on a domestic commercial vessel (DCVs).

Recently, Marine Order 504 underwent a review and consultation process, which aimed to better align the marine order with the recently revised Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency), and to clarify and strengthen key concepts relating to operational safety onboard vessels.

From June 2023, AMSA has been reaching out to industry to help them understand and meet these new requirements which came into force on 1 August 2023.

The video can be viewed here.