Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Technical interpretations and equivalent solutions

Meeting national standards

As technology changes, new situations arise that may be outside the scope of the national standards.

The following generic solutions meet the outcomes of the

National Standards for Commercial Vessels.

GES Number Title Applicable Standard
GES 2017/09 Use of Buoyant Storage Devices on Domestic Commercial Vessels
NSCV C7A
GES 2016/17 SOLAS liferafts equivalent to coastal liferafts NSCV C7A
GES 2016/16 Construction of Vessels from Polyethylene NSCV C3
GES 2016/15 Extra Low Voltage (ELV) Bilge Pumps NSCV C5A
GES 2016/14 Highly Visible Colours NSCV C7A
GES 2016/13 Arrangement of Submersible Low Voltage Bilge Pumps without Manifold NSCV C5A
GES 2015/11 Capacity of Open Reversible Life Rafts when used as buoyant appliances NSCV C7A
GES 2015/12 Operational Wave Height for high speed craft NSCV B, F1A, F1B & F1C
GES 2015/03 Alternative Criteria for Towing Stability Assessment NSCV C6A

GES 2015/02

Compass Adjustment for C,D and E waters

NSCV C7C

GES 2015/01

Carriage of First Aid Supplies on Domestic Commercial Vessels

NSCV C7A

GES 2014/04

Regulatory Requirements for Inflatable and Rigid Inflatable Boats

MO503

GES 2014/03

Application of ISO 12217 Part 2 ‘Small Craft - Stability and Buoyancy Assessment and Categorisation - Sailing Boats of Hull Length Greater Than or Equal to 6 Metres’

NSCV C6A, C6B and C6C

GES 2014/02

Use of Simplified Stability Criteria Decked and Open Vessels < 7.5m length Carrying Passengers to Sea

NSCV C6A

GES 2014/01

Window design and installation for vessels up to 35 metres in length

NSCV C3

GES 2010/04

Thermoplastic Fuel Tanks

NSCV C5A

GES 2010/02

Use of AS4132 for Construction of Vessels Using FRP or Aluminium

NSCV C3

Circular 2010/02

Non-Destructive Testing Procedure for Ultrasonic Propeller Shaft Inspection

NSAMS 4

GES 2010/01

Exhaust Systems

NSCV C5A

Circular 05-01

Tinting of Navigational Space Windows

USL Code 5C and 5D

Superseded GES are available for reference.

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