sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : National Standard for commercial vessels not required to be in Survey

National Standard for commercial vessels not required to be in Survey

'NMSC Standards Team Leader John Henry.'    MIAA    Click Here to view large photo
The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) today released for public comment a draft standard on General Safety Requirements for Vessels aimed at vessels not required to be in survey under the proposed National System of Commercial Vessel Regulation.

A parallel consultation is currently underway on the new National System of Commercial Vessel Regulation planned to come into place in 2013 (see the AMSA web site www.amsa.gov.au for details). Under the new National System, interstate differences in commercial vessel regulatory requirements would be addressed by introducing a single piece of maritime safety legislation applicable throughout Australia, based on the application of national standards.

One element of the National System proposal is that certain smaller, lower risk vessels would continue to be regulated, but would not be required to undergo commercial vessel survey. This mainly affects vessels less than 7.5m in length operating in sheltered waters and not carrying passengers. Certain vessels used for training people to achieve recreational qualifications would also be covered.

An approach based on applying different standards to lower risk commercial vessels is already in place in some States, but there have traditionally been a range of different requirements applied in lieu of compliance with the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV).

The new national standard issued today in draft form by NMSC details common national requirements for vessel design and safety equipment proposed to be applied to those lower risk commercial vessels not required to comply with the NSCV or be surveyed under the National System. It is intended to become a companion standard to the NSCV.

NMSC’s Standards Team Leader John Henry said 'In many ways the requirements proposed are similar to those contained in the national standards for recreational vessels. However, some of the options available for recreational boats have not been deemed to be adequate for a commercial vessel application and have not been included.

'The requirements in the draft standard for vessel design only apply to new vessels coming into the fleet from the start of 2013. They include a requirement for level flotation, as well as setting capacity limits and ensuring that fuel systems are safely installed.'

Mr Henry stated 'The requirements for equipment carried on board are intended to apply to both new and existing vessels and would be phased in over the period between 2013 and 2016. The requirements proposed are similar to those for recreational vessels in each State; but in establishing a common set of requirements to be applied across Australia there were always going to be a few changes from the requirements currently applying in any given State.'

In developing the draft requirements, the NMSC took account of its report on Commercial Vessel Incidents in Australia, published in 2009. That report showed that vessels under 7.5 metres in length made up about half of the commercial vessel fleet, but accounted for only 20.5 percent of incidents involving a serious injury and 12 percent involving a fatality.

Mr Henry commented, 'The report showed that smaller vessels have a much better safety record than larger vessels. However, there are still risks to life should a serious incident occur and the focus of standards for these vessels should be on measures that facilitate the rescue of the crew.'

Mr Henry added, 'Overall, the new standard will deliver a common national set of requirements for smaller low-risk commercial vessels operating on sheltered waters, aligned to actual risks.'

Have Your Say
Copies of the document can be obtained by phoning 02 9247 2124 or from www.nmsc.gov.au – click on
‘Have Your Say’. The comment period closes on 19 August 2011.




by NMSC

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=84898

3:31 AM Sun 19 Jun 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World



2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,
















America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,








Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images   
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships   
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people   
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing   
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph   
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here   
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships   
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT