Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 728x90

New laws passed for formation of single maritime safety system

by Marie Scoutas on 15 Nov 2012
Duncan Gay The Minister of Roads and Ports
Duncan Gay, the Minister for Roads and Ports, said the Australian Parliament have already passed new laws (Domestic Commercial Vessel National Law Application) which pave way for the creation of a single maritime safety system that will monitor the operation of commercial vessels in the country's maritime territory.

Mr. Gay says the Marine Safety Amendment (Domestic Commercial Vessel National Law Application) Bill 2012 enables the formation of a single maritime safety system to govern the operation of commercial vessels in Australian waters.

'These changes break down the maritime borders meaning a commercial vessel that complies with national standards and is certified to operate in QLD can work in NSW without additional inspection and certification,' Minister Gay said.

'Or that a vessel built in NSW can be sold and operated in any other state or territory without the need for further inspection and possible expensive modifications. These reforms were agreed to at the Council of Australian Governments in July 2009 and implementation of the national system is also a key initiative in the Government’s Maritime Policy Agenda, which I announced in August 2012.

'It ensures uniformity in standards, legislation and administration and it means greater efficiency by reducing the regulatory burden for the maritime industry.

'Current registration certificates, survey certificates and crew certificates will continue to be recognised until either these certificates expire or until 2016. As existing NSW certificates expire they will be replaced with national certificates.

'These changes will not affect the management of ports and harbours or the regulation of waterways, and it will not affect recreational vessels.

'NSW has had a significant involvement in the development of the National Law and industry has been widely consulted.

'The Boating Industry Association of NSW has lent its support as the changes would dramatically simplify the regulatory environment for all parties engaged in maritime commercial enterprises.

'It is a common sense reform and I’m pleased NSW will now formally come under the new maritime safety system when it commences in March 2013' Mr. Gay said.
Zhik ZKG 660x82upffront 660x82Schaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82

Related Articles

WHO statement on Zika virus
The third meeting of the EC convened by the Director-General under IHR 2005 regarding microcephaly and Zika virus The third meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 14 June 2016, from 13:00 to 17:15 Central European Time.
Posted on 16 Jun
Atlantic Cup 2016 - a race with an environmental commitment
The Atlantic Cup continues to further its mission for the 2016 race by examining the global economic impact of the ocean The Atlantic Cup continues to further its mission for the 2016 race by examining the global economic impact of the ocean and how an unhealthy ocean can affect the economy.
Posted on 7 Apr
Zika virus situation report
From 1 January 2007 to 16 March 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 59 countries and territories. From 1 January 2007 to 16 March 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 59 countries and territories. Cuba and Dominica are the latest to report autochthonous (local) transmission of Zika virus on 14 and 15 March, respectively. Five of these countries and territories reported a Zika virus outbreak that is now over.
Posted on 2 Apr
Have Norway scientists solved the Bermuda Triangle mystery?
The Bermuda Triangle has been said to have claimed numerous ships and aircraft over the years The Bermuda Triangle has been said to have claimed numerous ships and aircraft over the years, and everything from aliens to remnants from the lost island of Atlantis have been fingered as the culprits.
Posted on 15 Mar
Cyclone Winston Relief Fund – Help the people of Fiji
Sea Mercy is sending volunteer fleet of small and large vessels, loaded with shelter, food and medical supplies to Fiji. Sea Mercy is once again sending our volunteer fleet of small and large vessels, loaded with shelter, food, water and medical supplies and teams to Fiji.
Posted on 27 Feb
Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Champs - Hanson Medals awarded for rescues
US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to eight boats for their heroic efforts The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to eight boats for their heroic efforts when a microburst storm hit the 2015 Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championship, hosted by the Blackbeard Sailing Club, in New Bern, NC on September 12.
Posted on 2 Feb
Eco-warriors Sea-Bin crowd sharing critical stage with nine days to go
The automated marina cleaning SeaBin project has raised 86% of their target with 9 days left. The automated marina cleaning SeaBin project has raised $198,020 of $230,000.00 with nine days left on their Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, but they need more help now.
Posted on 29 Dec 2015
Higher levels of Fukushima Cesium detected offshore
Scientists monitoring the spread of radiation in the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear accident report Scientists monitoring the spread of radiation in the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear accident report finding an increased number of sites off the US West Coast showing signs of contamination from Fukushima. This includes the highest detected level to date from a sample collected about 1,600 miles west of San Francisco.
Posted on 6 Dec 2015
Don’t be a Tosser – Not your usual environmental article!!
The word ‘Tosser’ in the Oxford English dictionary means – ‘a person or thing that throws something’. The word ‘Tosser’ in the Oxford English dictionary means – ‘a person or thing that throws something’. There is no need for me to tell you the other meaning that is commonly used around the world. However in this article it will refer to both at the same time as someone who tosses trash into the ocean, truly is a tosser.
Posted on 3 Dec 2015
Warming ocean worsened Australia’s fatal 2010/2011 floods
Researchers shows that warming of Indian and Pacific oceans played a role in increasing the risk of floods in 2010/2011 A study by a team of U.S. and Australian researchers shows that long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans played an important role in increasing the risk of the kind of devastating floods that struck Australia in 2010/2011.
Posted on 21 Nov 2015