Australian Maritime Regulatory Landscape to Change

Press Release
Friday, October 05, 2012

Australian Parliament's new maritime legislation will revamp Australian maritime regulatory responsibilites in 2013.

The main changes are as follows:

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will become the national regulator for all domestic commercial vessels in Australia, with state and Northern Territory maritime agencies exercising AMSA delegations in administering national standards.

The new Navigation Act 2012 will modernise the way international shipping is regulated by AMSA, providing for high levels of safety and protection of the marine environment through transparent and flexible regulation.

The Regulatory Affairs and Reform Division will become the Domestic Vessel Division. The division will administer the national law; maintain and develop national standards; coordinate training and safety education; provide a support function to industry; and liaise with industry and government. Mr John Fladun will continue in his role as General Manager.

The Maritime Standards Division will become the Navigation Safety & International Division, to more accurately reflect its focus on regulating navigation safety standards and operations, adopting international convention standards for Australia and leading AMSA’s international engagement, including technical cooperation with nations and international bodies such as the International Maritime Organization. Mr Brad Groves will continue in his role as General Manager.

The Maritime Operations Division will become the Ship Safety Division, to more accurately reflect its focus on regulating ship and seafarer safety. Mr Allan Schwartz will continue in his role as General Manager.

A new Corporate Relations Division will be established, consolidating AMSA’s communication, media, industry, government and parliamentary support functions. In response to increasing community interest in AMSA’s maritime safety, marine environment protection and search and rescue activities, the division will focus on enhancing engagement with industry and the broader Australian community. Mr Malcolm Larsen will become the Acting General Manager.

This new division will be coordinating a series of ‘AMSA Community Information Days’, between October and November this year in all capital cities and regional centres.

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

KPA: Striking Mombasa Port Workers Must Return by Friday

The Kenya Ports Authority said on Thursday striking workers at the Mombasa port should resume work by Friday morning or lose their jobs, and that normal activities

China's Navy holds Missile Combat Resupply Drill

China's navy held its first drill simulating the resupply of missiles in a combat environment in the Yellow Sea, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, the latest

Qatar Navigation Absorbs Balance of SocGen Gasships

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) said on Thursday its unit Qatar Shipping Company had acquired the remaining 60 percent interest in two firms which own Liquefied Natural

Maritime Safety

EU NAVFOR Consults Somali Fisherman

Sailors from Operation Atalanta Warship ITS Libeccio speak to local fishermen about European Union’s efforts to deter Somali piracy   Sailors from Operation Atalanta

PMSC Approved to Supply Armed Guards on French Ships

Aspida is the first PMSC to be permanently approved by CNAPS to provide armed guards onboard French flagged vessels.   Maritime security firm Aspida informs that as of June 12,

Terrorists Will Exploit EU Migrant Crisis, ESC Warns

ESC Global Security has called for the Mediterranean to be classed a maritime High Risk Area in the wake of the terrorist atrocities in Tunisia and Europe’s escalating migration crisis.

Government Update

Greek Shipping Mulls Cyprus Move

Greek shipping companies are looking into moving to Cyprus due to the instability and uncertainty in Greece, it emerged, reports Cyprus News Agency.   The director

NITC Tankers Chart Western Course

Iran’s largest shipping company NITC, the privatized Iranian shipping company, is in talks for permission to sail in Western waters, says a report in WSJ.   NITC

Terrorists Will Exploit EU Migrant Crisis, ESC Warns

ESC Global Security has called for the Mediterranean to be classed a maritime High Risk Area in the wake of the terrorist atrocities in Tunisia and Europe’s escalating migration crisis.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1439 sec (7 req/sec)