Flag State Administration - Australia
A flag State is responsible for making sure ships comply with international conventions.
An Administration offering ship registration is referred to as the ‘flag State’. Flag States maintain the responsibilities and obligations imposed by international conventions for ships flying their flag.
Vessel Certification for AMSA recognised organisations
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has recognised classification societies who are members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).
Each organisation can survey, certify and approve functions on its behalf. These are:
- American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
- Bureau Veritas (BV)
- Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL)
- Lloyd’s Register (LR)
- Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK)
- China Classification Society (CCS)
- Korean Register of Shipping (KR)
- Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has an agreement with each organisation governing the provision of survey and certification services for vessels registered in Australia.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority represents Australia at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on issues related to:
- survey and certification matters - particularly in relation to ship design
- load lines
- equipment requirements.
Forthcoming changes to Marine Order 52 with respect to Super Yachts and Training Vessels
The Australian Regulation of Large Yachts and the Ly3 Code describes changes to Marine Orders 52 that will adopt the Large Yacht Code (third edition) for “Super yachts” and training vessels (sail and motor) of 24m or more in length.