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14 Aug 2017

Tragedy aboard the fishing vessel, Louisa (SY30), should be a reminder that fatigue can kill

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Back in April 2016, the fishing vessel, Louisa (SY30), encountered a tragedy, with the unfortunate drowning of its skipper and two of his crew. Having worked a long day, the skipper and his crew retired for bed for the night, anchoring the vessel close to…

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21 May 2017

AMSA Levy and Fees for Australian Domestic Commercial Vessel Operators

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AMSA have released the Draft fees and levies for Australian domestic commercial vessel operators. This will have an impact on the industry, and you have the ability to have a say here https://apps.amsa.gov.au/moreview Who does this affect? The National System levy and fees will affect…

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8 Jan 2017

AMSA plans to remove oral examinations

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Hidden in the latest Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) consultation on page 32 of the Domestic Commercial Vessel Levy consultation booklet is the AMSA plan to end the independent oral examination by the state for the following qualifications: Coxswain Level 1 NC Coxswain Level 2…

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8 Jan 2017

AMSA to adopt the Large Yacht Code for super yachts

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AMSA has decided to adopt the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) Large Yacht Code (LY3). AMSA PRESS RELEASE From March 1, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will adopt the Large Yacht Code for super yachts and training vessels of 24 metres or more in…

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