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AMSA provides new Queensland coastal passage plan

The Queensland coastal passage plan (QCPP) AMSA launched and funded has been revised and includes all the feedback that the Authority received from the coastal pilots and pilotage providers. According to it all Masters and coastal pilots transiting these areas should consider the information in the QCPP when preparing their passage plans. Vessel owners, charterers, and agents might also find the document useful in improving the readiness of ships by ensuring voyage plans, waypoints and other planning considerations have been completed in a standardised manner.  

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Establishment of virtual AIS aid to navigation in Torres Strait

AMSA issues Marine Notice AMSA has identified a number of instances where deep draught vessels may have transited very close to the charted position of OG Rock in the Prince of Wales Channel.For deep draught vessels the practice of transiting close to, or over, the charted position of OG Rock may increase risk, lead to a breach of AMSA's stipulated under keel clearance limit or, in the worst case scenario, lead to a vessel grounding.To assist deep draught vessels navigate in and around this area, AMSA has established a virtual' AIS Aid to Navigation (AtoN). A virtual AIS AtoN is an AtoN that can be displayed on vessel's navigation displays for a location where no actual physical aid to navigation exists.The virtual AIS AtoN readily and clearly indicates the charted position of OG Rock on navigational displays to assist Mariners keep deep draught vessels well clear of OG Rock and to avoid accidental breaches of Under Keel Clearance limits as stipulated in Marine Order 54.The virtual AIS AtoN appears in position (WGS84) 10 degrees 29.865 South; 142 degrees 20.753 East. This should display on vessels' ECDIS / Minimum Keyboard Displays / AIS equipment as a virtual Special Mark. The AIS ...

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Navigation through the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait

AMSA has issued a quick guide to highlight key obligations of shipmasters while transiting through the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait.  New ships routeing measures aimed at protecting sensitive areas in the south-west Coral Sea, off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, were agreed by the IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), meeting for its 2nd session. (9-13 March). On 23 May 2014, the IMO MSC 93 adopted a new two-way route in the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait. This important measure to protect the environmentally sensitive waters of the region came into effect on 1 December 2014. The safety of shipping depends on all parties having detailed knowledge of, and complying with regulatory and other obligations and duties imposed on them in the circumstances. Please click at below sections for further details Particularly Sensitive Sea Area Coastal Pilotage Passage Plan REEFVTS Designated Shipping Areas Defect and incident reporting Disposal of garbage Charts and publications Fitness for duty Port State Control North East Shipping Management Plan    In the origin, I was forthright with you propecia before and after has changed my existence. It has become much more fun, and now I have to run. Just as it is incredible to ...

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