A Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) on safety of navigation will take place in Australia from 1st August to 30 September 2021. The purpose of the campaign is to determine the level of compliance with the safety of navigation requirements of international Conventions, as well as the familiarity of the master and officers with their processes for ensuring safety of navigation.
nitiated by AMSA, this Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) is specific to Australia and will apply to foreign-flagged ships and Regulated Australian Vessels (RAVs) arriving at an Australian port.
AMSA encourages ship owners and masters to familiarise themselves with the requirements of SOLAS Chapter V, Australian Marine Order 27 and their safety management systems implemented onboard,
Any port State control deficiencies will be reported to regional port State control databases. Inspectors will complete a checklist when conducting focused inspections so that AMSA can collate and report on the outcomes.