Watch: AMSA rescues 24 seafarers, fishing vessel on fire

AMSA reports that on July 16, Tuesday, received an alert from the Japanese Coast Guard, according to which the Myojin Maru No. 8, was in distress after a fire broke out onboard. According to reports, the 24 crewmembers onboard were abandoning the vessel into lifeboats.

AMSA launches reviewed shipping plan to deliver improved marine protection

AMSA launched its 2019 Review of the North-East Shipping Management Plan (NESMP) to improve the protection of the Great Barrier Reef, Torres Strait and Coral Sea region. The reviewed NESMP aims to assess the progress of the work items and improve management measures, while also ensure that those vessels visiting these areas are of the highest standards and they operate safely. 

Three dead after catamaran capsizes off Newcastle

Three people died and two were rescued after a catamaran capsized in heavy seas off Newcastle, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) informed after completing search and rescue operations. A total of five people were onboard at the time, including a teenage girl.

AMSA presents its workplace diversity

AMSA launched its Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2019-2022, highlighting its principles on equal employment opportunity to include targeted initiatives for groups who are less represented in the industry. AMSA is also a proud employer of people from other diversity groups including people with disabilities, people from CALD backgrounds and LGBTIQA+ people.

AMSA launches report on oil spill exercise in Torres Strait

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority published a report, along with additional stakeholders, focusing on an exercise based on an oil spill scenario in waters near remote communities in the Torres Strait. The Exercise Torres 2018 practised a multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional response to an oil spill. 

Investigation on YM Efficiency loss of containers continues

The Australian transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) announced that the investigation into the loss of containers overboard from YM Efficiency, off Newcastle, on 1st June 2018, is continuing. The investigation is currently in the examination and analysis phase.

AMSA warns about phone scams

AMSA warned that it has received reports that its phone number has been used to make scam phone calls. When the call is answered, a computer-generated voice can be heard. The voice claims to be from the Australian Tax Office. The Authority explained that if anyone receives an automated call pretending to be from AMSA, it is a scam, as AMSA does not use automated calling. 

AMSA launches its 2018 PSC report

Australia Maritime Safety Authority published its Port State Control for 2018, exerting a positive influence on the quality of vessels arriving in Australia. AMSA has approximately 60 marine surveyors across Australia that conduct PSC inspections and every year AMSA publishes a report on the results.

AMSA: Changes to shipping registration come into effect

Starting from 1st April 2019, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has applied changes to shipping registration laws, some of which may impact operators. Namely, the way of closing a registration—for ships not required to be registered has changed.


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