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2 Aug 2018

Float-free EPIRBs mandatory from January 2021

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From 1 January 2021, float-free emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) will be mandatory on certain types of commercial vessels. This change to safety requirements is in response to tragic incidents in which commercial vessels sank quickly and the master and crew were not able to…

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25 Jun 2018

MSA provide Initial Survey Services on innovative Hart Marine Police Patrol Boats

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Mornington based boat builder, Hart Marine recently launched its latest vessel, a 12m Police Patrol Boat for the Victoria Water Police. Hart Marine is well known for their 15m and 18m pilot boats with these vessels in operation around Australia and New Zealand. Maritime Survey…

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14 Jun 2018

MSA welcomes on board Andrew Fearman 

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Andrew joins Maritime Survey Australia as an AMSA accredited marine surveyor, providing domestic commercial vessel surveys in Tasmania. As a qualified Marine Engineer, Andrew comes to MSA with more than 15 years’ seagoing experience, having worked on a variety of vessels including Tankers, Fast Ferries,…

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14 Jun 2018

Autonomous vessels - Disruption on the way for the Maritime Industry

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With a myriad of emergent new technologies on the horizon of the maritime industry, such as autonomous vessels, it is vital that regulations are established to ensure the safety, security and efficiency of a new generation of ships. Just as car companies are betting big…

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