Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Freedom of Information disclosures

Government agencies are required to publish copies of material released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI Act) within ten days of the agency decision.

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The list describes the documents disclosed and the date of disclosure. Some materials may have partial or full deletion/blackout of segments or sections of information where exemptions under the FOI Act have applied.

Obtaining copies of documents in the table

Individuals or organisations can request copies of the following documents by emailing or writing to AMSA’s Freedom of Information Officer at FreedomOfInformation@amsa

Documents published by AMSA in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act
Disclosure date Date information listed in disclosure log Summary of FOI request received by agency/minister Description of information released under this disclosure log (and whether released in full or part) Other information
1 Jun 2011 1 Jun 2011 Documents regarding incident on vessel Voge Paul around 11 June 2008 AMSA incident alert (form MO 31/14) and incident report (MO 31/15) regarding Voge Paul. Partially redacted. TRIM 041875
27 Oct 2011 28 Oct 2011 Documents regarding Indonesian SAR October 2009 Various comms traffic records concerning the incident. Released in full. TRIM 042118
28 Nov 2011 28 Nov 2011 Documents regarding PSC inspections on the vessel Rena. Documents relating to PSC inspections conducted on the vessel Rena on 21/7/2011 and 22/9/2011. Partially redacted. TRIM D11/204517
1 Dec 2011 2 Dec 2011 Documents regarding PSC inspections on the vessel Rena. Documents relating to PSC inspections conducted on the vessel Rena on 21/7/2011 and 22/9/2011. Partially redacted. TRIM D11/206988
9 Dec 2011 13 Dec 2011 Documents regarding PSC inspections and deficiencies of vessel Kimberly Queen. Documents regarding PSC inspections and deficiencies of vessel Kimberly Queen. Partially redacted. TRIM 042201
19 Dec 2011 21 Dec 2011 Documents regarding SAR activations in Victoria in the last 5 years. Table of two columns outlining number of activations per year for the last five years. Released in full. TRIM D11/222740
7 Feb 2012 7 Feb 2012 Documents relating to accommodation and crew qualifications - Cape Class Vessels. Correspondence and meeting minutes relating to potential accommodation, MO 14 and MO 11 issues and potential crew qualifications for Cape Class Vessels. Partially Redacted. TRIM 042238
19 Apr 2012 19 Apr 2012 Information concerning mooring line incidents at Queensland coal terminals. Compilation document containing data on mooring line incidents at QLD coal terminals. Released in full. TRIM 042448
26 Apr 2012 1 May 2012 Certain documents relating to the vessel Rena. PSC and survey inspection details. Released in part. TRIM 042449
4 Mar 2012 10 May 2012 Documents relating to various issues concerning the development of Marine Order Part 3, and related issues. Emails, meeting minutes, reports and correspondence. Released in part. TRIM 042343
18 May 2012 21 May 2012 Documents relating to SAR responses on 8 and 12 April 2012. Incident detail reports and timelines for SAR responses occurring on 8 and 12 April 2012. Released in part. TRIM 042452
20 Jun 2012 21 Jun 2012 Documents relating to commercial submissions to public consultation on Marine Order 3. All commercial submissions not deemed confidential. Released in part. TRIM 042471
8 Jul 2012 23 Jul 2012 Documents relating to rescue of occupants of vessel Mehitabel Incident details report. Released in full. TRIM 042556
20 Jul 2012 23 Jul 2012 Documents relating to rescue of occupant of sinking vessel Xyris Incident details report. Released in part. TRIM 042610
1 Aug 2012 1 Aug 2012 Documents relating to investigation of an accident aboard the vessel Cos Knight in April 2010 Incident alert, incident report, Surveyor's report of investigation, and MOU with Workcover NSW. Released in part TRIM 042592
9 Aug 2012 10 Aug 2012 Documents relating to incident between vessels Furness Melbourne and Riga II Audio files of AMSA communications with Furness Melbourne TRIM 042594
26 Sep 2012 2 Oct 2012 Documents relating to the detention of the vessel GL Lan Xiu in Brisbane on 23 December 2011. Detention reports, PSC documents, detention notification. TRIM 042693
11 Oct 2012 17 Oct 2012 Documents relating to incidents involving bulk carriers off the Queensland coast Compilation document containing data on bulk carrier incidents off QLD coastline. Released in full. TRIM 042742
23 Oct 2012 26 Oct 2012 Documents relating to detention of vessel Vigsnes in September 2010 Inspection reports, images and email communications concerning detention, repairs and release of vessel. Released in part. TRIM 042669
6 Dec 2012 6 Dec 2012 Minimum Safe Manning Documents MSMDs for identified vessels subject to Part II of the Navigation Act 1912. TRIM 042853
22 Apr 2013 30 Apr 2013

Documents relating to expenditure on private aircraft for search and rescue purposes

Documents relating to expenditure on private aircraft for search and rescue purposes. Documents partially redacted.

TRIM 042950
29 Apr 2013 30 Apr 2013 Documents relating to Safe Manning of vessel CSL Whyalla Minimum Safe Manning Document for CSL Whyalla TRIM 043006
2 Jun 2013 12 Jun 2013 Documents relating to SIEV 221 Incident reports. Released in part. TRIM 043016
2 Jul 2013 2 Jul 2013 Documents regarding SAR activations 500nm from Darwin for the period 1 May 2012 – 30 April 2013

Compilation map showing the incident locations for the stipulated time period. Released in full.

TRIM 043257

17 Juy 2013 18 Jul 2013 Documents relating to SAR incident in June 2013 Compilation map showing the incident locations. Released in full. TRIM 043292 
12 Jul 2013 18 Jul 2013

Documents in connection with the AMSA letter dated 19 May 2013 addressed to AIMPE.

Electronic copy of the letter to AIMPE, its properties and emails in relation to the correspondence. Released in full. TRIM 043291
22 Jul 2013 30 Jul 2013 Documents relating to SAR incident 2013/3821 Timeline of RCC events surrounding the incident, released in full. TRIM 043286
9 Aug 2013 9 Aug 2013 Documents relating to SAR incident 2013/3877 Synopsis of Incident Report, released in full. TRIM 043320
12 Sep 2013 12 Sep 2013 Documents relating to SAR incident 12-15 July 2013 Records of communications between AMSA and AFP related to incident, partially redacted TRIM 043323
26 Feb 2014 27 Feb 2014 Documents regarding inspection of vessel Ocean Emperor subsequent to engine failure in July 2010 Inspection reports and emails. Partially redacted. TRIM 043521
28 Apr 2014 28 Apr 2014 Documents regarding Minimum Safe Manning of various vessels Minimum Safe Manning documents for 5 vessels. Released in full. TRIM 043629
15 May 2014 16 May 2014 Documents regarding inspections, detentions and incident notifications from 1 Jan 2010 to 13 March 2014 and regarding fatalities related to MV Sage Sagittarius between 1 Aug 2012 to 31 Oct 2012 Surveyor’s inspection report after fatality aboard, search report after reported man overboard incident, and various PSC inspection reports. Released with personal information redacted. TRIM 043623
23 Jul 2014 24 Jul 2014 Documents regarding the most recent senate estimate briefings containing the words "Operation Sovereign Borders" or "OSB" Two (2) senate estimate briefs from AMSA as per request, released in full. TRIM 043680
28 Aug 2014 29 Aug 2014 Documents regarding the Montara oil spill Extracts of chart information and plotting data, released in full. TRIM 043672
29 Oct 2014 29 Oct 2014 Documents regarding the vessel Sirocco of Oz Incident details report, released in full. TRIM 2014/3767
29 Oct 2014 29 Oct 2014 Documents regarding underwater noise Communications between AMSA and other government agencies  relating to development of standards adopted by IMO, a related report presented to IMO/MEPC, and certain comments received in response to the draft North East Shipping Management Plan. TRIM 043681
30 Oct 2014 10 Nov 2014 Documents regarding the MOU between Australia and Indonesia concerning oil spills Copy of MOU,  released in full. TRIM 2014/3316
13 Mar 2015 13 Mar 2015 Documents regarding damage to cargo aboard vessel CMACGM ONYX   Copy of incident alert, and report plus emails and photos, released in part. TRIM 2015/664
19 May 2015 20 May 2015 Documents regarding communications between AMSA and vessel THOR COMMANDER  Transcript of communications TRIM 2015/835
27 Aug 2015 27 Aug 2015 Documents relating to the fishing vessel Tauronga Incident Details Report TRIM 2015/2967
3 Dec 2015 7 Dec 2015 Documents regarding the GEMS drift modelling of MH370  Drift report TRIM D15/396465
4 Feb 2016 4 Feb 2016 Documents regarding the vessel Stevns Trader Investigation report TRIM D16/28320
1 Mar 2016 2 Mar 2016 Documents regarding the vessel Ping Shin 101 Incident details report TRIM D16/58012
6 Apr 2016 7 Apr 2016 Documents regarding the vessel Ulusoy 12 Inspection report TRIM D16/94959
11 Apr 2016 18 Apr 2016 Documents regarding the vessel Ulusoy 12  Inspection documents TRIM D16/95343
12 Apr 2016 18 Apr 2016 Documents relating to Cape Green & Point Perpendicular lighthouses Maintenance documents TRIM 2016/1078
4 Aug 2016 9 Aug 2016 Documents regarding certain FPSO’s

Minimum Safe Manning Documents

TRIM D16/233160
8 Aug 2016 10 Aug 2016 Documents regarding the vessel Jin Da Hai Minor Incident Report TRIM D16/235908
25 Aug 2016 26 Aug 2016 Documents regarding the vessel Jakarta Express, CMA CGM Quartz, and CMA CGM Rossini  Cargo manifests   TRIM 2016/4582
11 Oct 2016 12 Oct 2016 Documents regarding the Port Bonython oil spill Various reports, letters, and emails TRIM 2016/4528
25 Oct 2016 26 Oct 2016 Documents regarding an incident in Port Botany Inspection reports TRIM 2016/5613 and 2016/5614
24 Nov 2016 24 Nov 2016 Documents regarding Gladstone tugboats Various emails and investigation report TRIM 2016/6055
29 Nov 2016 30 Nov 2016 Documents regarding the MH370 Sighting & hearing report TRIM 2016/5334
13 Dec 2016 14 Dec 2016 Documents regarding the Awassi Express Investigation report and related docs TRIM 2016/5428
15 Dec 2016 22 Dec 2016 Documents regarding various FPSO’s Manning docs HPRM 2016/7157
18 Dec 2016 22 Dec 2016 Documents regarding Montara oil spill Observation data HPRM 2016/5883

Obtaining copies of documents in the table

Persons or organisations may request copies of any of the above documents by emailing or writing to AMSA’s Freedom of Information Officer by contacting FreedomOfInformation@amsa.gov.au.

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