Australian Maritime Safety Authority

2015 archive

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Australia re-elected to IMO Council - 28 November 2015
IMO headquarters, London

AUSTRALIA was re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London overnight, reflecting our nation’s key role in international shipping.

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Allways Shipping Pty Ltd – Lloyd’s List Australian Shipping and Maritime Industry’s Seafarer Welfare Award 2015 - 27 November 2015
Simon Luff (L) and David Lynn (R), Allways Shipping Pty Ltd; with Gary Prosser, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, AMSA

AMSA and the Australian Seafarers’ Welfare Council would like to congratulate David Lynn and Simon Luff of Allways Shipping Pty Ltd for winning the 2015 Seafarer Welfare Award. The awards also Highly Commended John Lines, Managing Director of ANL, and P&O Maritime Services.

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AMSA conducts ship safety training in Indonesia - 25 November 2015
Mick Kinley, HE Enrique Manalo, Koji Sekimizu, Able Seaman Vicente Somera during the ceremony

As part of the Australian Government’s Indonesian Transport Safety Assistance Package (ITSAP), AMSA regularly provides port State control (PSC) training in cooperation with the Indonesian Directorate General of Sea Transport (DGST).

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Able Seaman Mr Vicente Somera receives Certificate of Commendation at Exceptional Bravery at Sea Award ceremony - 20 November 2015
Mick Kinley, HE Enrique Manalo, Koji Sekimizu, Able Seaman Vicente Somera during the ceremony

A ceremony for the 2015 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea took place on 19 November 2015 in London.

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Upcoming SMS workshops in Queensland - 10 November 2015
Fishing vessel

The Commercial Vessel Risk and Safety Management Workshop provides participants with an understanding of the benefits of implementing a safety management system (SMS) for safe operation for their vessels.

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AMSA’s ETV Coral Knight tests its emergency response capabilities - 9 November 2015
Picture of a person being winched from a helicopter to the Coral Knight Vessel

Between 31 October and 2 November AMSA’s Salvage and Intervention team coordinated pollution response, medical evacuation, search and rescue, firefighting and emergency towage drills on board the Coral Knight.

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Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety Management and Risk Assessment workshops - 3 November 2015
World Maritime Day reception

AMSA launched the Risk and Safety Management Workshop Resource Kit in Hobart earlier this year for Domestic Commercial Vessel stakeholders. In partnership with the Australian Maritime College, the kit is designed to help commercial vessel operators and crew tailor a safety management system for their operation. As a result of the launch, a series of Safety Management and Risk Assessment workshops for trainers and industry have been held around the country. 

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Australia hosts farewell reception for the IMO Secretary-General - 27 October 2015
World Maritime Day reception

On 21 October, Australia hosted a special farewell function in honour of the current International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General, Mr Koji Sekimizu at Australia House in London.

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Inaugural Domestic Commercial Vessel Industry Advisory Committee meeting - 19 October 2015
World Maritime Day reception

The inaugural Domestic Commercial Vessel Industry Advisory Committee meeting was held in Brisbane last Wednesday, with passenger and trading vessel operators and boat builders contributing to the membership of the group.

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Volunteers recognised with Australian Search and Rescue Award - 16 October 2015
World Maritime Day reception

Volunteers from Port Stephens have been awarded the 2015 Australian Search and Rescue Award for their bravery and seamanship during a rescue operation to save two people from a yacht in cyclonic weather conditions.

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AMSA celebrates World Maritime Day 2015 - 26 September 2015
World Maritime Day reception

This week, Australia celebrated the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) World Maritime Day 2015 by participating in events around the globe.

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100 years of national management of lighthouses - 1 July 2015

Today is the centenary of the Australian Government's management of lighthouses and other aids to navigation in Australian waters. 

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Day of the Seafarer 2015 - 25 June 2015

Today is the International Day of the Seafarer and, to mark the occasion, we’re sharing the #CareerAtSea stories of some of our employees.

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AMSA conducts Maritime Labour Convention training in Indonesia - 18 June 2015
MLC seminar

Earlier this month we provided Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) training in Jakarta, Indonesia. Australia is a signatory to the MLC, 2006 which provides working and living standards for the world’s 1.4 million seafarers.

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AMSA General Manager elected Chairman of international Maritime Safety Committee - 15 June 2015
Risk award presentation

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Navigation Safety and International Relations General Manager Brad Groves has been elected as Chairman of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) for 2016.

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Safety management resource kit launched - 1 June 2015
Risk award presentation

In May we launched the Risk and Safety Management Workshop Resource Kit in Hobart. In partnership with the Australian Maritime College, the kit is designed to help commercial vessel operators and crew tailor a safety management system for their operation.

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AMSA to deliver full range of services for domestic maritime industry - 29 May 2015
Risk award presentation

Transport Ministers representing all states and territories decided in November 2014 that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority will assume responsibility for full delivery of services and funding for domestic commercial vessels by July 2019, with a two year transition period commencing in July 2017.

 

16th Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies session held in China - 29 April 2015
Risk award presentation

The 16th session of the Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies (APHoMSA) forum was held in Shenzhen, China from 21-23 April 2015, bringing together senior maritime officials from across the Asia-Pacific region to discuss issues of mutual interest.

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AMSA wins risk management award - 24 April 2015
Risk award presentation

On Thursday 16 April 2015, AMSA was presented with an award as a joint winner in the Australian Government Department of Finance Comcover Awards for Excellence in Risk Management.

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Tasman Island Lighthouse Open Day - 21 April 2015
View from Tasman Island lighthouse

On Saturday 11 April AMSA supervised the opening of the Tasman Island lighthouse to the public.

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AMSA surveyors provide maritime safety support to Indonesia- 30 March 2015
AMSA Search and Rescue Officers manning our stand at the airshow

AMSA is continuing to work with the Indonesian Directorate General of Sea Transportation (DGST) to provide maritime safety support consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region (known as the Tokyo MOU).

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Come visit us at the Australian International Airshow! - 26 February 2015
AMSA Search and Rescue Officers manning our stand at the airshow

If you're visiting the Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport, Victoria over the next few days, make sure you stop by the AMSA stand in Exhibition Hall 1 and talk to one of our Search and Rescue Officers.

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AMSA donates laptops to regional partner - 6 February 2015
Peter Young, MRCC Honiara; Australian Government workers Maria and Stuart; and Enest Legumana, MRCC Honiara

AMSA’s Emergency Response Division recently donated laptops and docking stations to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Honiara, Solomon Islands. 

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Australia-Indonesia maritime cooperation continues - 6 February 2015
David Penny meeting with the Director General of Sea Transportation

Australia's close cooperation with Indonesia continues in multiple areas of common interest. David Penny, Manager Ship Safety Division North & East, undertook a mission to Indonesia from 25-31 January as part of a regular program of coordination in the delivery of the Indonesia Transport Safety Assistance Package (ITSAP) program.

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AMSA thanks MV Xinfa Hai for towing stricken cargo ship - 19 January 2015
The Captain and crew of MV Xinfa Hai with AMSA Surveyor Greg Collinson, Newcastle

On Friday, AMSA presented the Master and crew of MV Xinfa Hai with a plaque and certificate of recognition for outstanding seamanship after successfully taking the stricken cargo ship MV Thor Commander under tow.

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Domestic Surveyor Accreditation Scheme – Queensland information sessions - 15 January 2015
Domestic Surveyor Accreditation Scheme

The Domestic Surveyor Accreditation Scheme (DSAS) was implemented by AMSA on 2 January 2015, to ensure people are competent to conduct and provide survey reports for domestic commercial vessels under the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012.

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