Marine Notices provide information to the shipping and broader maritime community on a range of important issues. While Marine Notices have no legal standing, they provide important safety related information, general guidance or details about forthcoming changes to legislation.

All current Marine Notices are listed below.

Marine Notices which do not appear here are no longer current and may contain information which is no longer applicable.

Index

Current Marine Notices



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No. Title PDF Html
2017/11 Sanctions [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2017/10 Automatic channel switching function on VHF marine radios with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) capability [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2017/09 Biofouling and In-water Cleaning [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2017/08 Australia’s position on de-harmonising of the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate in relation to Ballast Water Management Convention compliance [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2017/07 Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2017/06 Official Nautical Charts [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2017/05 Regulations for Air Emissions from Ships [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2017/04 MARPOL Annex V Discharges [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2017/03 MARPOL Annex V Garbage Record Book [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2017/02 Global implementation of new sulphur content limit in fuel oil for all ships by 1 January 2020 [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2017/01 Summary of Marine Notices [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/21 Direction for cruise vessels to limit sulphur emissions while at berth in Sydney Harbour [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/20 AMSA's approach to STCW Convention amendments due to take effect 1 January 2017 [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/19 Maintenance and adjustment of magnetic compasses [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/18 Improper use of weighted heaving lines [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/17 Maximum period of shipboard service for seafarers [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/16 New IMO-adopted Traffic Separation Schemes off the south-west coast of Australia [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/15 Minimising the risk of ships colliding with cetaceans [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/14 Revalidation of Certificates of Competency and Certificates of Proficiency [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/13 Receipt of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/12 Asbestos on ships [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/11 Bridge Resource Management (BRM) and Expected Actions of Bridge Teams in Australia Pilotage Waters [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/10 International delivery of domestic commercial vessels and near coastal vessels operating overseas [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/09 Vessel-helicopter operations [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/07 Perpetual Certificates of Proficiency as Rating and Safety Training [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/06 Application of the Bunkers Convention in Australia [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/05 Ensuring adequate waste reception facilities [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/04 Emergency Towage Capability [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2016/03 Under Keel Clearance Management System [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/19 Use of pilot ladders [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/18 Failure of Lifting Wire Ropes [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/17 New and Revised Fees and Charges for Marine Services and Seafarers’ Qualifications [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/15 Free-fall Lifeboat Safety [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/14 Reducing the risk of collisions at sea [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/13 Establishment of Virtual AIS Aid to Navigation in Torres Strait [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/11 Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Shipping [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/10 Coastal Pilotage [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/09 Guidance document for the recording operations in the Oil Record Book Part I [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/08 Use or carriage of heavy grade oils in the Antarctic [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/07 Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/05 Quick guide - Navigation through the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/04 Application of Wreck Removal Convention [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/03 Directions and Refusal of Access to Australian Ports [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2015/02 Refurbished ‘HAMMAR’ Hydrostatic Release Units (HRU) [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2014/17 Sound navigational practices [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2014/13 Means of embarkation and disembarkation from ships in port [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2014/12 Recovery of persons from the water [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2014/08 Vessel Traffic Services in Australia [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2014/06 In-Transit Fumigation of Ships Cargoes [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2014/05 Pressure vessel systems - Response to fatal incident [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2014/03 Anchoring off Australian ports [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2014/02 AMSA Inspectors Entering Lifeboats [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2013/18 Changes to the method of applying for an AMSA issued STCW qualification, other documents and oral examinations [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2013/15 Vessel Traffic Services - Responsibilities of Authorities providing VTS [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2013/12 Evaluation and replacement of lifeboat release and retrieval systems [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2013/09 Application of the Navigation Act 2012 [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2013/06 Reporting of interference-related problems observed with Global Navigation Satellite System receivers [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2013/03 Update of Information regarding Port State Control in Australia [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2012/09 Fitness for Duty [ Pdf ] [ Html ]
2012/08 Transfer Operations at Sea and in Coastal Waters [ Pdf ] [ Html ]

Summaries

At the beginning of each year a summary is published of all current Notices and those Notices which have been cancelled during the previous year.

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