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Marine Order 11 (Living and working conditions on vessels) 2015

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General (international conventions)

Treaties to which Australia is a signatory are available on:

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Maritime Labour Convention; International Labour Organization

Using the ‘Treaties’ link above, search by word for the ‘Maritime Labour Convention
Click on the link ‘Maritime Labour Convention 2006’ to access the text.

The text is also available on the website www.ilo.org

Accident prevention on board ship and in port: an ILO Code of practice, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Download free from the website www.ilo.org

  • From the homepage click on tab ‘Publications’
  • Click on ’Labordoc (online repository)’
  • In the search facility enter the title you require and select ‘ILO digital repository’ from the adjacent drop-down menu.
  • Click on ‘Search’
  • The resulting list will provide more detail about the available publications. Note most recent publication and any available different language versions.
  • Scroll to the title you require and click on the hyperlinked heading and the electronic version (pdf) will open.

 

Ambient factors in the workplace: an ILO Code of practice, (ILO)

Code of noise levels on board ships; IMO resolutions A.468(XII) and MSC.337(91)

Download free from the IMO website www.imo.org.

  • Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
  • Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  • Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ or ‘Assembly (A)
  • Scroll to relevant Resolution number 

 

Guidelines for drinking-water quality, 2011, 4th edition; World Health Organization

Download free from website http://www.who.int

1.    Enter the document title in the search facility window
2.    This will return a list, select the appropriate title and a pdf document will be downloaded

International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code); IMO resolution MSC.328(90) amended by MSC.372(93)

Download free from the IMO website http://www.imo.org

1.    Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
2.    Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
3.    Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)
4.    Scroll to relevant Resolution number

International Medical guide for ships, Third Edition; World Health Organization

A copy (paper and digital versions) of the Guide are available to order from the website www.who.int

  • Click on ‘publications
  • Click on ‘Buy WHO publications
  • Click on ‘Search
  • Use the search facility to locate the publication
  • Click on the product required and navigate through the on-line ordering processes

 

Medical carriage requirements on regulated Australian vessels; AMSA

Download free from AMSA website http://www.amsa.gov.au

  • Click on ‘Forms & publications’
  • Click on ‘Shipping
  • Click on ‘Publications
  • Click on ‘Ship Safety’
  • Scroll to the publication and download

 

ISO standard 7547/2002 Ships and marine technology — Air-conditioning and ventilation of accommodation spaces — Design conditions and basis of calculations

International Standards Organization (ISO) standards can be purchased online from SAI GLOBAL at http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/

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  • Select the ISO 7547:2002 product and process the purchase using the facilities provided.

Limited numbers of international standards are available in print format the National Library of Australia and some State Libraries. Individual libraries may be contacted in relation to the availability of any specific standard.

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Marine Order 12 (Construction - subdivision & stability, machinery and electrical installations) 2009

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International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 

Treaties to which Australia is a signatory are available on:

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A consolidated copy of the SOLAS Convention can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.

To borrow a consolidated copy of SOLAS from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway.

Persons having difficulties locating a copy of SOLAS can contact AMSA.

Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Offshore Supply Vessels 2006 (OSV Guidelines); IMO resolution MSC.235(82)

Download free from the International Maritime Organization website.

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

International Code on Intact Stability, 2008 (2008 IS Code); IMO resolution MSC.267(85) amended by MSC.319(89)

Revised model test method under Resolution 14 of the 1995 SOLAS Conference; IMO resolution MSC.141(76)

Explanatory Notes to the SOLAS Chapter II-1 subdivision and damage stability regulations; IMO resolution MSC.281(85)

The annex to resolution 14 of the 1995 SOLAS Conference (SOLAS/CONF.3/46)

Download free from AMSA website Annex to Resolution 14

Guidance for watertight doors on passenger ships which may be opened during navigation;IMO circular MSC/Circ.1380

Download free from the International Maritime Organization website.

  1. Click on ‘Our Work’ 
  2. Click on ‘Circulars’ 
  3. Click on ‘Browse Circulars publically available at IMODOCS’
  4. Register for a Public Account then navigate to the Circulars tab. (registration is free and the circular is a free download)

Guidelines for construction, installation maintenance and inspection/survey of means of embarkation and disembarkation; IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1331  

Guidelines for Vessels with Dynamic Positioning Systems; IMO circular MSC/Circ.645

National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)

Download free from the AMSA website

  1. Click on ‘Domestic Commercial Vessels
  2. Scroll down to ‘Standards and Governance
  3. Click on ‘National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)
  4. Scroll to the required section and download

Uniform Shipping Laws Code (USL Code)

Download free from the AMSA website www.amsa.gov.au

  1. Click on ‘Domestic Commercial Vessels
  2. Scroll down to ‘Standards and Governance
  3. Click on ‘Uniform Shipping Laws Code (USL Code)
  4. Scroll to the required section and download

The Training and Experience of Key DP Personnel; IMCA M 117 Rev.1

Download free from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) website www.imca-int.com

  1. Click on ‘Publications Downloads’ Scroll to the document and download

Doors in Watertight bulkheads of cargo ships and Passenger Ships, IACS Unified Interpretation, UI SC 156

Download free from the IACS website www.iacs.org.uk

  1. Click on ‘Publications
  2. Click on ‘Unified interpretations
  3. Scroll to UI series ‘SC‘ – ‘SOLAS
  4. Download the series and scroll to number 156

AS 1735.1:2003 and AS 1735.1:2003/Amdt 1-2006 Lifts, escalators and moving walks – General requirements

Australian Standards can be purchased online from SAI GLOBAL at http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/

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  2. Select the AS 1735.1-2003 and  AS 1735.1-2003/Amdt 2006 product and process the purchase using the facilities provided.

Printed copies of all Australian Standards are available in the National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT and the State Library of NSW, Sydney, NSW for use at the library’s premises without charge in accordance with the principles and legal status of public libraries.

ISO 5488:2015 Ships and marine technology – Accommodation ladders

International Standards Organization (ISO) standards can be purchased online from SAI GLOBAL at http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/

  1. Enter the ISO code in the search facility
  2. Select the ISO 8383:1985 product and process the purchase using the facilities provided.

Limited numbers of international standards are available in print format at the National Library of Australia and some State Libraries. Individual libraries may be contacted in relation to the availability of any specific standard.

ISO 7061:2015 Ships and marine technology – Aluminium shore gangways for seagoing vessels
ISO 7364:2016: Ships and marine technology – Deck machinery – Accommodation ladder winches
ISO 8383:1985 Lifts on ships – Specific requirements
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Marine Order 15 (Construction - fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction) 2014

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International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code); IMO resolution MSC.98(73) amended by MSC.206(81), MSC.217(82), MSC.327(90) and MSC.367(98).

Download free from the IMO website

  1. Click on 'Knowledge Centre'
  2. Click on 'Index of IMO Resolutions'
  3. Click on 'Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)'
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number
International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code); IMO resolution MSC.307(88) Corr.1

Download free from the IMO website http://www.imo.org

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number
Recommendations for the Safety of Cargo Vessels of less than Convention Size; International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Recommendation No. 99 (2007) 

Download free from the IACS website www.iacs.org.uk

  1. Click on ‘Publications
  2. Click on ‘Recommendations
  3. Scroll to ‘Rec. No. 099
  4. Download the document
National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)

Download free from the AMSA website www.amsa.gov.au

  1. Click on ‘Domestic Commercial Vessels
  2. Scroll down to ‘Standards and Governance
  3. Click on ‘National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)
  4. Scroll to the required section and download
Uniform Shipping Laws Code (USL Code)

Download free from the AMSA website www.amsa.gov.au

  1. Click on ‘Domestic Commercial Vessels
  2. Scroll down to ‘Standards and Governance
  3. Click on ‘Uniform Shipping Laws Code (USL Code)
  4. Scroll to the required section and download
AS/NZS 1715:2009, Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment

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  2. Select the AS 1715:2003 product and process the purchase using the facilities provided.
AS/NZS 1716:2012, Respiratory protective devices

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Improved guidelines for marine portable fire extinguishers; IMO resolution A.951(23) 

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  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number
Unified interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-2 on the number and arrangement of portable fire extinguishers on board ships; IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1275

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  1. Click on ‘Our Work’ 
  2. Click on ‘Circulars’ 
  3. Click on ‘Browse Circulars publically available at IMODOCS
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Revised guidelines on maintenance and inspection of fire protection systems and appliances; IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1432

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  2. Click on ‘Circulars’ 
  3. Click on ‘Browse Circulars publically available at IMODOCS
  4. Register for a Public Account then navigate to the Circulars tab. (registration is free and the circular is a free download)
Australian Standard AS/NZS 1660.5.6:2005 Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors — Fire tests  — Test for vertical flame propagation for a single insulated wire or cable

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IEC 60331-1 Ed 1.0 2009-5 Tests for electric cables under fire conditions - Circuit integrity - Part 1: Test method for fire with shock at a temperature of at least 830 °C for cables of rated voltage up to and including 0,6/1,0 kV and with an overall diameter exceeding 20 mm;

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— IEC 60331-21 Ed 1.0 1999-04 Tests for electric cables under fire conditions - Circuit integrity - Part 21: Procedures and requirements - Cables of rated voltage up to and including 0,6/1,0 kV.

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Marine Order 16 (Load Line) 2014

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General (international conventions)

Treaties to which Australia is a signatory are available on:

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Load Lines Convention
  1. Using the ‘Treaties’ link above, search by word for the ‘Load Lines Convention
  2. Click on the links to the Load Lines Convention and its amendments to access the text.

A consolidated copy of the International Convention On Load Lines, 1966 (1966 LL Convention) (2005 Edition) can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx
 
To borrow a copy of the Load Lines Convention from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.

Persons having difficulties locating a copy can contact AMSA. Copies are available at AMSA head office. Contact details for AMSA are on the AMSA website at http://www.amsa.gov.au.

Survey guidelines under the harmonised system of survey and certification (HSSC), 2011; IMO resolution A.1053(27). (The current, 2015 Guidelines are available in IMO resolution A.1104(29)).

Download free from the IMO website www.imo.org

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

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Marine Order 17 (Chemical tankers and gas carriers) 2016

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Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code); IMO resolution MSC.9(53) as amended by resolutions: MSC.14(57), MSC.19(58), MSC.29(61), MSC.51(66), MSC.106(73), MSC.181(79), MSC.144(54), MSC.376(93).

IMO Resolutions are free to download from the IMO website www.imo.org

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)’ or ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ or ‘Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

Code for Existing Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (EGC Code); IMO resolution A.329(IX)  

Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (GC Code); IMO resolution A.328(IX) as amended by resolutions: MSC.25(60), MSC.34(63), MSC.60(67), MSC.107(73), MSC.182(79), MSC.225(82), MSC.377(93)

International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code); IMO resolution MSC.4(48) as amended by resolutions: MSC.10(54), MSC.14(57), MSC.16(58), MSC.28(61), MSC.50(66), MSC.58(67), MSC.102(73), MSC.176(79), MSC.219(82), MSC.340(91), MEPC.250(66)

International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code); IMO Resolution MSC.5 (48) as amended by resolutions: : MSC.17(58), MSC.30(61), MSC.32(63), MSC.59(67), MSC.103(73), MSC.177(79), MSC.220(82), MSC.370(93)

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Marine Order 18 (Measures to enhance maritime safety) 2013

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International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers 2011; IMO Resolution A.1049 (27); amended by MSC.371(93), MSC.381(94)

Download free from the IMO website www.imo.org

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)’ or ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

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Marine Order 19 (Tonnage measurement) 2014

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Tonnage Convention

Using the ‘Treaties’ link above, search by word for the ‘Tonnage Convention’
Click on the links to the Tonnage Convention and its amendments to access the text. International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969

A copy of the International Conference on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969 (1970 Edition) can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx 

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Marine Order 21 (Safety and emergency arrangements) 2016

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International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

Treaties to which Australia is a signatory are available on:

Search for the title or the subject of the international convention.


A consolidated copy of the SOLAS Convention can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.
To borrow a consolidated copy of SOLAS from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway.
Information on purchasing or getting access to SOLAS is also available from the AMSAs Marine Orders page.
Persons having difficulties locating a copy of SOLAS can contact AMSA.

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978
(STCW Convention)

STCW Convention* 1978 base document is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs Australian Treaty Series website.
*See also Amendments to the STCW Convention

  • 1995 amendments adopted the STCW Code
  • 2010 Manila amendments (in STCW/Conference documents STCW/CONF.2/33)
  • Amendments in IMO Resolutions: MSC.21(59), MSC.33(63), MSC.66(68), MSC.203(81), MSC.373(93)

2010 Manila amendments in STCW/CONF.2/33 are available free to download from the IMO website by registering as a public user.

  1. Go to the IMO website
  2. Click on 'IMO Web Accounts' (bottom of page)
  3. Register as a Public User
  4. Log in to IMODOCS public area
  5. Click on ‘Meeting Documents’
  6. Under ‘Conference’ heading click on 'STCW/CONF Documents'
  7. Scroll to STCW/CONF2/33

IMO Resolutions are free to download from the IMO website

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number
A consolidated copy of the STCW Convention and STCW Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia. 
Principles of minimum safe manning; IMO resolution A.1047(27)

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  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ or ‘Assembly (A)
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number  
Symbols related to life-saving appliances and arrangements, IMO resolution A.760(18) as amended by MSC.82(70)
Revised guidelines for passenger safety instructions, IMO circular MSC/Circ.699

Download free from the IMO website www.imo.org

  1. Click on ‘Our Work’ 
  2. Click on ‘Circulars’ 
  3. Click on ‘Browse Circulars publically available at IMODOCS
  4. Register for a Public Account then navigate to the Circulars tab. (registration is free and the circular is a free download)
Guidelines for passenger safety instructions on ro-ro passenger ships, IMO circular MSC/Circ.681
Recommended Interim Measures For Passenger Ship Companies To Enhance The Safety Of Passenger Ships, IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1446/Rev.2
Symbol of infant life jacket, IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1244

AS 2865:2009—Confined Spaces

Australian Standards, ISO standards and International Electrotechnical Committee standards can be purchased online from SAI GLOBAL at http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/

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The National Library of Australia and NSW State Library hold hard copies of all Australian Standards.

AS/NZS 60079.29.1:2008 —Explosive atmospheres —Gas detectors – Performance requirements of detectors for flammable gases

AS/NZS60079.29.2:2008 Gas detectors — selection, installation, use and maintenance of detectors for flammable gases and oxygen

Ships and marine technology — Pilot ladders; ISO 799-2004
IEC 60079-29-1 Ed. 1.0. Gas detectors —Performance requirements of detectors for flammable gasses

IEC 60079-29-2 Ed 1.0 Gas detectors — selection, installation, use and maintenance of detectors for flammable gases and oxygen

National Code of Practice for the Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets, 2nd Edition, [NOHSC:2011(2003)].

Download free from the Safe Work Australia website www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au

  1. Scroll to ‘Publications and resources’ under the ‘About Safe Work Australia’ tab
  2. Use the ‘Publications Search’ facility to locate the data sheet and download the pdf file.
Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC:1003(1995)].

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Marine Order 25 (Equipment — lifesaving) 2014

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International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

Treaties to which Australia is a signatory are available on:

Search for the title or the subject of the international convention.


A consolidated copy of the SOLAS Convention can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.
To borrow a consolidated copy of SOLAS from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway.
Information on purchasing or getting access to SOLAS is also available from the AMSAs Marine Orders page.
Persons having difficulties locating a copy of SOLAS can contact AMSA.

International Life-Saving Appliance Code (LSA Code),
IMO resolution MSC.48(66) as amended by resolutions: MSC.207(81), MSC.218(82), MSC.272(85), MSC.293(87), MSC.320(89), MSC.368(93) and Correction

Download free from the IMO website www.imo.org

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ or ‘Assembly (A)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number
Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances, IMO resolution MSC.81(70) amended by MSC.200(80); MSC.274(85); MSC.295(87); MSC.321(89); MSC.323(89); MSC.378(93) & Correction

Code of Practice for the Evaluation, Testing and Acceptance of Prototype Novel Life-Saving Appliances and Arrangements,

IMO resolution A.520(13)

Recommendation on conditions for the approval of servicing stations for inflatable liferafts,

IMO resolution A.761(18) amended by MSC.55(66); MSC.388(94)
Performance Standards for survival craft radar transponders for use in search and rescue operations, IMO resolution A.802(19) amended by MSC.247(83)
Code on Alarms and Indicators 2009, IMO resolution A.1021(26)

Guidelines for the approval of inflatable liferafts subject

to extended service intervals not exceeding 30 months, IMO Circular  MSC.1/Circ.1328

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  1. Click on ‘Our Work’ 
  2. Click on ‘Circulars’ 
  3. Click on ‘Browse Circulars publically available at IMODOCS
  4. Register for a Public Account then navigate to the Circulars tab. (registration is free and the circular is a free download)
  5. Click on ‘MSC
  6. Under the ‘MSC.1’ tab, scroll to the circular number ‘MSC.1/Circ.1328’
National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)

Download free from the AMSA website www.amsa.gov.au

  1. Click on ‘Domestic Commercial Vessels
  2. Scroll down to ‘Standards and Legislation
  3. Click on ‘National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)
  4. Scroll to the required section and download
Uniform Shipping Laws Code (USL Code)

Download free from the AMSA website http://www.amsa.gov.au/domestic/standards/usl-code/

International Code of Signals published by the IMO

To borrow a consolidated copy of the Code from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.

The Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia. See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx

Guidelines for shore-based maintenance of satellite EPIRBs, IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1039

Download free from the IMO website www.imo.org

  1. Click on ‘Our Work’ 
  2. Click on ‘Circulars’ 
  3. Click on ‘Browse Circulars publically available at IMODOCS’
  4. Register for a Public Account then navigate to the Circulars tab. (registration is free and the circular is a free download)
  5. Click on ‘MSC’
  6. Under the ‘MSC.1’ tab, scroll to the required circular number 
Guidelines on annual testing of 406 MHz satellite EPIRBs, IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1040
Guidelines for the approval of inflatable liferafts subject to extended service intervals not exceeding 30 months, IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1328

IEC 61097-1 Ed. 2.0 (English 2007): Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 1: Radar transponder - Marine search and rescue (SART) - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results.

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IEC 61097-14 Ed. 1.0 (English 2010): Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 14: AIS search and rescue transmitter (AIS-SART) - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results.

ISO 8729-1:2010: Ships and marine technology - Marine radar reflectors - Part 1: Passive type
ISO 8729-2:2009: Ships and marine technology - Marine radar reflectors - Part 2: Active type
ISO 18813:2006: Ships and marine technology - Survival equipment for survival craft and rescue boats
ISO 17339:2002: Ships and marine technology - Sea anchors for survival craft and rescue boats
AS/NZS 4280.1:2003 406 MHz satellite distress beacons — Marine emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRB) (IEC 61097-2:2002, MOD)
AS 2700—2011 Colour standards for general purposes

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Marine Order 27 (Safety of navigation and radio equipment) 2016

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General (international conventions)

 

 

 

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

Treaties to which Australia is a signatory are available on:

Search for the title or the subject of the international convention.

A consolidated copy of the SOLAS Convention can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.
To borrow a consolidated copy of SOLAS from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway.
Information on purchasing or getting access to SOLAS is also available from the AMSAs Marine Orders page.
Persons having difficulties locating a copy of SOLAS can contact AMSA.

STCW Convention

STCW Convention* 1978 base document is directly available at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1984/7.html

*See also Amendments to the STCW Convention

  • 1995 amendments adopted the STCW Code
  • 2010 Manila amendments (in STCW/Conference documents STCW/CONF.2/33)
  • Amendments in IMO Resolutions: MSC.21(59), MSC.33(63), MSC.66(68), MSC.203(81), MSC.373(93)

2010 Manila amendments in STCW/CONF.2/33 are available free to download from the IMO website by registering as a public user.

  1. Click on IMO website www.imo.org
  2. Click on IMO Web Accounts (bottom of page)
  3. Register as a Public User
  4. Log in to IMODOCS public area
  5. Click on ‘Meeting Documents
  6. Under ‘Conference’ heading click on ‘STCW/CONF Documents
  7. Scroll to ‘STCW/CONF2/33

IMO Resolutions are free to download from

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number
A consolidated copy of the STCW Convention and STCW Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx
International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR Manual) published jointly by ICAO and the IMO

A copy of the IAMSAR Manual (three volumes) can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx
 
To borrow a copy of the IAMSAR Manual from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.

Persons having difficulties locating a copy can contact AMSA.
International Code of Signals published by the IMO.

To borrow a consolidated copy of the Code from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.

A copy of the Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx

Persons having difficulties locating a copy can contact AMSA.
The Radio Regulations Edition of 2012 published by the ITU

The Radio Regulations are available by free download from ITU. A printed copy can also be purchased from ITU or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See: http://www.itu.int

To borrow a copy of The Radio Regulations from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.  

Persons having difficulties locating a copy can contact AMSA.
Manual for use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services, published by the ITU
List of Ship Stations, published by the ITU
List of Call Signs and Numerical Identities of Stations used by the Maritime Mobile Satellite Services, published by the ITU
Performance standards for echo sounding equipment, IMO resolution A.224(VII) amended by MSC.74(69) Annex 4.

Download free from the IMO website www.imo.org.

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ or ‘Assembly (A)
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number  
Recommendation on methods of measuring noise levels at listening posts, IMO resolution A.343(IX)
Magnetic Compasses Carriage and Performance Standards, IMO resolution A.382(X)
Performance standards for gyro-compasses, IMO resolution A.424(XI)  
Performance standards for rate-of-turn indicators, IMO resolution A.526(13)
Unification of performance standards for navigational equipment, IMO resolution A.575(14)
General requirements for shipborne radio equipment forming part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS) and for Electronic Navigational Aids, IMO resolution A.694(17)
Performance standards for INMARSAT-C ship earth stations capable of transmitting and receiving direct-printing communications, IMO resolution A.807(19) amended by MSC.68(68)

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Performance standards for ship earth stations capable of two-way communication, IMO resolution A.808(19)
Performance standards for shipborne Decca navigator receivers, IMO resolution A.816(19)
Performance standards for Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS), IMO resolution A.817(19) amended by MSC.64(67) Annex 5; MSC.86(70) Annex 4.
Performance standards for shipborne Loran-C and Chakya receivers, IMO resolution A.818(19) amended by MSC.112(73)
Performance standards for shipborne Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver equipment, IMO resolution A.819(19)
Recommendation on performance standards for Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPAs), IMO resolution A.823(19)
Performance standards for devices to indicate speed and distance, IMO resolution A.824(19) amended by MSC.96(72); MSC.334(90)

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Performance standards for shipborne voyage data recorders (VDRs), IMO resolution A.861(20) as amended by MSC.214(81) and revised by MSC.333(90)
Guidelines for voyage planning, IMO resolution A.893(21)
Guidelines for recording of events related to navigation, IMO resolution A.916(22)
Guidelines on voyage planning for passenger ships operating in remote areas, IMO resolution A.999(25)
Guidelines for ships operating in polar waters, IMO resolution A.1024(26)
Revised Guidelines for the onboard operational use of shipborne Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), IMO resolution A.1106(29)
Performance standards for shipborne GLONASS receiver equipment, IMO resolution MSC.53(66); and revised by MSC.113(73)
Recommendation on performance standards for Integrated Bridge Systems (IBS), IMO resolution MSC.64(67) Annex I

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  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ or ‘Assembly (A)
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number  
Recommendation on performance standards for shipborne DGPS and DGLONASS maritime radio beacon receiver equipment, IMO resolution MSC.64(67) Annex 2; and revised by MSC.114(73)  
Recommendation on performance standards for heading control systems, IMO resolution MSC.64(67) Annex 3
Recommendation on performance standards for radar equipment, IMO resolution MSC.64(67) Annex 4
Recommendation on performance standards for shipborne combined GPS/GLONASS receiver equipment, IMO resolution MSC.74(69), Annex I
Recommendation on performance standards for track control systems, IMO resolution MSC.74(69), Annex 2
Recommendation on performance standards for an universal shipborne Automatic Identification System (AIS), IMO resolution MSC.74(69) Annex 3

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Marine Order 28 (Operations standards and procedures) 2015

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STCW Convention

STCW Convention* 1978 base document is available on the Department of Foreign Affaris Australian Treaty Series website.

*See also Amendments to the STCW Convention

  • 1995 amendments adopted the STCW Code
  • 2010 Manila amendments (in STCW/Conference documents STCW/CONF.2/33)
  • Amendments in IMO Resolutions: MSC.21(59), MSC.33(63), MSC.66(68), MSC.203(81), MSC.373(93)

2010 Manila amendments in STCW/CONF.2/33 are available free to download from the IMO website by registering as a public user.

  1. Go to the IMO website
  2. Click on 'IMO Web Accounts' (bottom of page)
  3. Register as a Public User
  4. Log in to IMODOCS public area
  5. Click on ‘Meeting Documents’
  6. Under ‘Conference’ heading click on 'STCW/CONF Documents'
  7. Scroll to STCW/CONF2/33

IMO Resolutions are free to download from the IMO website

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  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

A consolidated copy of the STCW Convention and STCW Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia. 

STCW Code

STCW Code* base document is available at Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code.
(The same document is 2010 Manila amendments in STCW/Conference documents: STCW/CONF 2/34 in the IMODOCS public area of the IMO website)

*See also Amendments to the STCW Code

  • Amendments in IMO Resolutions: MSC.67(68), MSC.78(70), MSC.156(78), MSC.180(79), MSC.209(81), MSC.374(93)

IMO Resolutions are free to download from the IMO website.

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  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number
A consolidated copy of the STCW Convention and STCW Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia. 
IMO/ILO Guidelines for the development of tables of seafarers’ shipboard working arrangements and formats of records of seafarers’ hours of work or hours of rest

Download free from the IMO website.

  1. Go to ‘Our work’
  2. Click on ‘Human Element’
  3. Click on ‘Vision, Principles and Goals’
  4. Click on ‘Seafarers hours of work or rest’
  5. Click on “IMO/ILO Guidelines…”

or go to the Seafarers hours of work and rest webpage.

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Marine Order 30 (Prevention of collisions) 2016

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International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, (COLREG) attached to the Prevention of Collisions Convention

The Prevention of Collisions Convention* base document is directly available at: www.austlii.edu.au

*See also Amendments to COLREGs
Amendments in IMO Resolutions: A.464(XII), A.626(15), A.678(16), A.736(18), A.910(22), A.1004(25), and A.1085(28). 
Download free from the IMO website www.imo.org.

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  3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

The 2003 consolidated edition (COLREG 1972) can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia. See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx

Adoption of the performance standards for navigation lights, navigation light controllers and associated equipment Annex to IMO Resolution MSC.253(83)

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  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

 

Ships’ Routeing, an IMOpublication. As at 1 August 2016, the latest edition was the 2015 edition

To borrow a consolidated copy of Ships’ Routeing from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.

The book can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia. See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx

The routeing measures adopted by the International Maritime Organization to control the navigation of are listed in this publication. Routeing measures are marked on nautical charts used for navigation of vessels.

Additional guidance for the uniform application of Rule 1(e) of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended. IMO circular MSC/Circ.1144

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Marine Order 31 (Vessel surveys and certification) 2015

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Code of Safety for Diving Systems, 1995; IMO Resolution A.831 (19)

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  3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

Guidelines for Pilot Schemes of Extended Interval between Surveys in Dry-Dock – Extended Dry-docking (EDD) Scheme, IACS Recommendation No.133

Download free from the IACS website www.iacs.org.uk

  1. Click on ‘Publications
  2. Click on ‘Recommendations
  3. Scroll to ‘Rec. No. 133
  4. Download the document

Survey Guidelines under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC), 2015, IMO Resolution A.1104 (29)

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International Safety Management (ISM) Code, IMO resolution A.741(18) as amended by resolutions MSC.104(73), MSC.195(80), MSC.273(85), MSC.353(92)

Revised Guidelines on the implementation of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code by Administrations, IMO Resolution A.1071(28)

Guidelines for the assessment of technical provisions for the performance of an in-water survey in lieu of bottom inspection in dry-dock to permit one dry-dock examination in any five-year period for passenger ships other than ro-ro passenger ships, IMO MSC.1/Circ.1348

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Marine Order 32 (Cargo handling equipment) 2016

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International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), IMO resolution MSC.328(90) as amended by MSC.372(93)

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1.    Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
2.    Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
3.    Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)
4.    Scroll to relevant Resolution number

Code of Practice Safety and Health in Ports, 2005, International Labour Organization

Download free from the International Labour Organization website

  • From the homepage click on tab ‘Publications
  • Click on ’Labordoc (online repository)
  • In the search facility enter ‘ILO Code of Practice Safety and Health in Ports’ and select ‘ILO digital repository’ from the adjacent drop-down menu.
  • Click on ‘Search
  • The resulting list will provide more detail about the available publications. Note most recent publication and any available different language versions.
  • Scroll to ‘Safety and health in ports: ILO code of practice’, click on the hyperlinked heading and the electronic version (pdf) will open.

International Convention for Safe Containers and the Marking of Weight (Packages Transported by Vessels) Convention, 1929 (No. C027),International Labour Organization

Freely available on the International Labour Organization website

  • From the homepage, click on tab ‘Labour standards
  • Click on ‘NORMLEX
  • Click on ‘Instruments’
  • Display the ‘Conventions’ list by number
  • Select the title required for the text to be displayed; OR
  • Display the ‘Recommendations’ list by number
  • Select the title required for the text to be displayed

Safety and Health in Dock Work Convention, 1979 (No.C152), International Labour Organization

Occupational Safety and Health (Dock Work) Recommendation, 1979 (No. R160), International Labour Organization

UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods — Model Regulations, published by the United Nations

Download free from the UNECE website.

  • From the home page scroll to ‘Our work’ and click on ‘Transport
  • Click on ‘Dangerous Goods
  • Scroll through ‘Legal Instruments and Recommendations to UN model regulations
  • Click on ‘Rev.19(2015)

To view and download the electronic version of the document as published, click on the icons.

AS 3668-1989: Flexible intermediate bulk containers — Non-dangerous goods.

Australian Standards and ISO standards can be purchased online from SAI GLOBAL at http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/

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AS/NZS 1680.1:2006: Interior and workplace lighting — General principles and recommendations

AS 3569-2010: Steel Wire Ropes — Product specification, as amended by AS 3569-2010/Amdt 1-2012

AS 4142.1-1993: Fibre ropes — Care and safe usage 

AS 4143.1-1993: Methods of Test for Fibre Ropes

AS 2321-2014: Short-link chain for lifting purposes

ISO 6780:2003: Flat pallets for intercontinental materials handling — Principal dimensions and tolerances

For guidance on access on hatchless container vessels — see MSC.1/Circ.1263.

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Marine Order 33 (Cargo and cargo handling - grain) 2016

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International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

A consolidated copy of the SOLAS Convention can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx 
To borrow a consolidated copy of SOLAS from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/
Information on purchasing or obtaining access to SOLAS is also available from the AMSA website Marine Orders link at http://www.amsa.gov.au
Persons having difficulties locating a copy of SOLAS can contact AMSA. Contact details for AMSA are on the AMSA website at http://www.amsa.gov.au

International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk (International Grain Code),IMO Resolution MSC.23 (59)

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Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers (BLU Code),IMO Resolution A.862 (20) amended by MSC.238(82), MSC.304(87)

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  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
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Note: the BLU Code, BLU Manual and other material relating to loading and unloading are also included in the supplement to the latest consolidated edition of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code.

Manual on loading and unloading solid bulk cargoes for terminal representatives (BLU Manual), IMO Circular MSC/Circ.1160

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Note: the BLU Code, BLU Manual and other material relating to loading and unloading are also included in the supplement to the latest consolidated edition of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code.

Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships applicable to the fumigation of cargo holds, IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1264

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Note: the Recommendations relating to fumigation are also included in the supplement to the latest consolidated edition of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code.

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Marine Order 34 (Solid bulk cargoes) 2016

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Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers (BLU Code), IMO Resolution A.862 (20) as amended by MSC.238(82), MSC.304(87)

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Note: the revised text of the Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods was formally associated with the IMDG Code in 1998 by MSC/Circ.857. Refer to the IMO website for latest edition of the IMDG Code; IMO resolution MSC.328(90) as amended by MSC.372(93)

International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code), adopted by IMO Resolution MSC.268(85), amended by MSC.318(89), MSC.354(92), MSC.393(95)

Medical First-Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG), can be found in the supplement of the consolidated edition of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.
It is also known as the Chemicals supplement to the International Medical guide for ships

Guidelines for developing and approving procedures for sampling, testing and controlling the moisture content for solid bulk cargoes which may liquefy, IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1454

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Note: the Recommendations relating to fumigation are also in the supplement to the consolidated edition of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code.

Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships applicable to the fumigation of cargo holds, IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1264

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Marine Order 35 (Additional safety measures for bulk carriers) 2014

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Clarification of the term ‘bulk carrier’ and guidance for application of regulations in SOLAS to ships which occasionally carry dry cargoes in bulk and are not determined as bulk carriers in accordance with regulation XII/1.1 and chapter II-1, IMO Resolution MSC.277(85)

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  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

UR S17 Longitudinal strength of hull girder in flooded condition for bulk carriers, IACS unified requirement

IACS Unified Requirement:

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  1. Click on ‘Publications
  2. Click on ‘Unified requirements
  3. Scroll to ‘UR S
  4. Download the document (it contains all the unified requirements concerning strength of ships).
  5. Download free from the IACS website www.iacs.org.uk

UR S20 Evaluation of allowable hold loading for bulk carriers considering hold flooding, IACS unified requirement

UR S18 Evaluation of scantlings of corrugated transverse watertight bulkheads in bulk carriers considering hold flooding, IACS unified requirement

Requirements concerning strength of ships, International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

Recommendations for the fitting of hull stress monitoring systems, IMO Circular MSC/Circ.646

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Marine Order 41 (Carriage of dangerous goods) 2009

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International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, IMO resolution MSC.328(90) as amended by MSC.372(93)

IMO Resolutions are free to download from the IMO website www.imo.org

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To borrow a copy of the IMDG Code or the INF Code from a library in Australia search for the title of the book on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.

A consolidated copy of the IMDG Code or the INF Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx

International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes on Board Ships (INF Code); IMO resolution MSC.88(71), amended by  MSC.118(74); MSC.135(76); MSC.178(79); MSC.241(83)

Guidelines for Packing of Cargo Transport Units 2014, IMO/ILO/UN ECE

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  1. Enter ‘cargo transport unit’ in the search facility
  2. Scroll to the publication in the list and select

The Guidelines for Packing of Cargo Transport Units are also reproduced in the Supplement to the IMDG Code.

Recommendations on the Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships – Fumigated cargo transport units

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The Recommendations on the Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships are also reproduced in the Supplement to the IMDG Code.

Australian Standard AS 1210 (Pressure Vessels)

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Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (ADG7.4)

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Marine Order 42 (Carriage, stowage and securing of cargoes and containers) 2016

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Proposed list of AMSA approved accuracy standards

Approved accuracy standards for weighing equipment

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International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 

International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 (CSC 1972)

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A consolidated copy of the SOLAS and CSC Conventions can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx 

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Persons having difficulties locating a copy of SOLAS can contact AMSA. Contact details for AMSA are on the AMSA website at http://www.amsa.gov.au

Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, 2011 (TDC Code), IMO resolution A.1048(27)

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Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing, (CSS Code) IMO resolution A.714(17) as amended by MSC/Circ.812, MSC/Circ.1026

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International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, IMO resolution MSC.122(75) (current version in resolution MSC.328(90) as amended by MSC.372(93))

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Recommendations for material safety data sheets (MSDS) for MARPOL Annex I oil cargo and oil fuel, IMO resolution MSC.286(86)
Guidelines regarding the verified gross mass of a container carrying cargo, IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1475

For access to the IMO Circulars on the IMO website http://www.imo.org/

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Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships applicable to the fumigation of cargo holds,IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1264
Revised recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships, IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1358
Revised recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships applicable to the fumigation of cargo transport units, IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1361
Revised guidelines for the preparation of the cargo securing manual, IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1353/Rev.1

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Marine Order 44 (Safe containers) 2002

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International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 (Container Convention)

Using the ‘Treaties’ link above, search by word for ‘Containers
Click on the link ‘International Convention for Safe Containers’ to access the text.

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Marine Order 47 (Mobile offshore drilling units) 2012

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Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 1979 (1979 MODU Code), IMO resolution A.414(XI) as amended by MSC/Circ.561), MSC.357(92), MSC.382(94)

Download free from the IMO website http://www.imo.org/

For IMO resolutions:

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ or ‘Assembly
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

For MSC circulars:

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  2. Click on ‘Circulars’ 
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  4. Register for a Public Account then navigate to the Circulars tab. (registration is free and the circular is a free download)

Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 1989 (1989 MODU Code), IMO resolution A.649(16) as amended by MSC.187(79), MSC.358(92), MSC.383(94),  MSC/Circ.561

Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code), IMO resolution A.1023 (26)Corr.1, amended by MSC.359(92), MSC.387(94) MSC.384(94), guidelines MSC.1/Circ.1486

Recommendations for the training and certification of personnel on mobile offshore units (MOUs), IMO resolution A.1079(28)

Guidelines for the evaluation, testing and application of low-location lighting on passenger ships, IMO resolution A.752(18)

International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code), IMO resolution MSC.61(67)as amended by MSC.101(73) and MSC.173(79)

Revised guidelines for approval of sprinkler systems equivalent to that referred to in SOLAS Regulation II-2/12, IMO resolution A.800(19) as amended by MSC.284(86).

Standards for on-board helicopter facilities, IMO resolution A.855(20)

Code on Alerts and Indicators, IMO resolution A.1021(26)

STCW Code

STCW Code* base document is directly available at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1997/33.html
(The same document is 2010 Manila amendments in STCW/Conference documents: STCW/CONF 2/34 in the IMODOCS public area of the IMO website)
*See also Amendments to the STCW Code

  • Amendments in IMO Resolutions: MSC.67(68), MSC.78(70), MSC.156(78), MSC.180(79), MSC.209(81), MSC.374(93)

IMO Resolutions are free to download from the IMO website www.imo.org

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

A consolidated copy of the STCW Convention and STCW Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx 

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Marine Order 49 (High-speed craft) 2015

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Code of Safety for Dynamically Supported Craft (DSC Code), IMO resolution A.373(10) as amended by MSC.37(63), MSC.186(79), MSC.224(82), MSC.360(92)

Download free from the IMO website http://www.imo.org/

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ or ‘Assembly
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000 (HSC Code 2000), IMO resolution MSC.97(73) as amended by MSC.175(79), MSC.222(82), MSC.260(84), MSC.271(85), MSC.326(90), MSC.352(92)

International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 1994 (HSC Code 1994), IMO resolution MSC.36(63) as amended by MSC.119(74), MSC.174(79), MSC.221(82), MSC.259(84), MSC.351(92)

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Marine Order 50 (Special purpose vessels) 2012

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Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships (SPS Code), IMO resolution MSC.266(84), as amended by MSC.299(87) 

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  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ 
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

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Marine Order 52 (Yachts and training vessels) 2016

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Australian National Annex to the LY3 Code 

Australian Maritime Safety Authority free download Australian National Annex to the LY3 Code

LY3 The Large Yacht Code

Free to download from the website United Kingdom Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Large Yacht Code (LY3 Code) developed by the United Kingdom Maritime and Coastguard Agency

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Marine Order 53 (Vessels in polar waters) 2016

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International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 

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To borrow a copy of SOLAS from a library in Australia search for the title of the book on the Australian Libraries Gateway at .
A consolidated copy of SOLAS can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.

International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code),
IMO Resolution MEPC. 264(68)

A copy of the Polar Code can be downloaded free from the following websites:

 

Type ‘polar code’ in the search box and click on the ‘Search’ button

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Marine Order 54 (Coastal pilotage) 2014

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STCW Code

STCW Code* base document is directly available at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1997/33.html
(The same document is 2010 Manila amendments in STCW/Conference documents: STCW/CONF 2/34 in the IMODOCS public area of the IMO website)
*See also Amendments to the STCW Code

  • Amendments in IMO Resolutions: MSC.67(68), MSC.78(70), MSC.156(78), MSC.180(79), MSC.209(81), MSC.374(93)

IMO Resolutions are free to download from the IMO website www.imo.org

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ 
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

A consolidated copy of the STCW Convention and STCW Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx 

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREG) attached to the Prevention of Collisions Convention

The Prevention of Collisions Convention* base document is directly available at: www.austlii.edu.au

*See also Amendments to COLREGs
Amendments in IMO Resolutions: A.464(XII), A.626(15), A.678(16), A.736(18), A.910(22), A.1004(25), and A.1085(28). 

Download free from the IMO website www.imo.org.

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)

Download free from the AMSA website www.amsa.gov.au

  1. Click on ‘Domestic Commercial Vessels
  2. Scroll down to ‘Standards and Governance
  3. Click on ‘National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)
  4. Scroll to the required section and download

AS/NZS 4869.1:2006 Maritime Survivor Locating Systems (MSLS) – Operating on 121.5 MHz)

Australian Standards can be purchased online from SAI GLOBAL at http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/

  1. Enter the AS code in the search facility
  2. Select the AS 4869.1 product and process the purchase using the facilities provided.

AS/NZS 4869.2:2010 Stand alone maritime survivor locating systems (MSLS)

Australian Standards can be purchased online from SAI GLOBAL at http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/

  1. Enter the AS code in the search facility
  2. Select the AS 4869.2 product and process the purchase using the facilities provided.

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Marine Order 57 (Helicopter operations) 2016

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General (international conventions)

Treaties to which Australia is a signatory are available on:

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ICS Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations, (ICS Guide) 4th Edition (2008)

The ICS Guide is available to purchase the International Chamber of Shipping website publications link at http://www.ics-shipping.org/.
To borrow a copy of the ICS Guide from a library in Australia search for the title of the book on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.
Information on purchasing or obtaining access to the ICS Guide is also available from the AMSA website Marine Orders link at http://www.amsa.gov.au.
Persons having difficulties locating a copy can contact AMSA. Copies are available at AMSA head office. Contact details for AMSA are on the AMSA website at http://www.amsa.gov.au.

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Marine Order 58 (Safe management of vessels) 2015

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International Safety Management (ISM) Code, IMO resolution A.741(18) as amended by MSC.104(73), MSC.179(79), MSC.195(80), MSC.273(85), MSC.353(92)

Download free from the IMO website http://www.imo.org/

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ or ‘Assembly’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

Revised Guidelines on the implementation of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code by Administrations adopted by IMO Resolution A.1071(28),

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Marine Order 63 (Vessel reporting systems) 2015

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International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes on Board Ships (INF Code); IMO resolution MSC.88(71), amended by  MSC.118(74); MSC.135(76); MSC.178(79); MSC.241(83)

The base document for the INF Code* is

IMO Resolutions are free to download from the IMO website www.imo.org

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ 
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

To borrow a copy of the INF Code from a library in Australia search for the title of the book on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.

A consolidated copy of the INF Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx

IMO GISIS module Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue

The information is available from IMO www.imo.org  

  1. Click on ‘Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS)’, and locate the GISIS public area.
  2. Register for a Public Account then navigate to the Public Area
  3. Click on ‘Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue’.
Admiralty List of Radio Signals

The Admiralty List of Radio Signals NP286(4) Volume 6 can be purchased from United Kingdom Hydrographic Office or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.ukho.gov.uk/ProductsandServices/PaperPublications/Pages/NauticalPubs.aspx  

To borrow a copy of the Admiralty List of Radio Signals from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.

Revised guidelines for the onboard operational use of shipborne automatic identification systems (AIS), IMO resolution A.1106(29)

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  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number
Standard Marine Communications Phrases, IMO resolution A.918(22) 

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  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

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Marine Order 64 (Vessel traffic services) 2013

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General (international conventions)

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Guidelines for Vessel Traffic Services,IMO Resolution A.857(20)

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  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

IALA Guideline No.1014 On the Accreditation and Approval Process for VTS Training

Download free from International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA).

  1. Click on ‘Products’
  2. Click on ‘Publications
  3. Scroll to ‘VTS Training’ under the ‘Guidelines’ sub-heading
  4. Select Guideline 1014

IALA Recommendation V-103 on Standards for Training and Certification of VTS Personnel

Download free from International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA).

  1. Click on ‘Products’
  2. Click on ‘Publications
  3. Scroll to ‘VTS Training’ under the ‘Recommendations’ sub-heading
  4. Select Recommendation V-103

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Marine Order 70 (Seafarer certification) 2014

Marine Order 71 (Masters and deck officers) 2014

Marine Order 72 (Engineer officers) 2014

Marine Order 73 (Ratings) 2014

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STCW Convention
(International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers)

STCW Code

STCW Convention* 1978 base document is directly available at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1984/7.html

*See also Amendments to the STCW Convention

  • 1995 amendments adopted the STCW Code
  • 2010 Manila amendments (in STCW/Conference documents STCW/CONF.2/33)
  • Amendments in IMO Resolutions: MSC.21(59), MSC.33(63), MSC.66(68), MSC.203(81), MSC.373(93)

2010 Manila amendments in STCW/CONF.2/33 are available free to download from the IMO website by registering as a public user.

  1. Click on IMO website www.imo.org
  2. Click on ‘IMO Web Accounts’ (bottom of page)
  3. Register as a Public User
  4. Log in to IMODOCS public area
  5. Click on ‘Meeting Documents
  6. Under ‘Conference’ heading click on ‘STCW/CONF Documents
  7. Scroll to ‘STCW/CONF2/33

IMO Resolutions are free to download from

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
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  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

A consolidated copy of the STCW Convention and Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx 

To borrow a consolidated copy of the STCW Convention and Code from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.
Information on purchasing or obtaining access to the STCW Convention and Code is also available from the AMSA website Marine Orders link at http://www.amsa.gov.au.
Persons having difficulties locating a copy can contact AMSA. Contact details for AMSA are on the AMSA website at http://www.amsa.gov.au.

 

International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000 (HSC Code 2000), IMO resolution MSC.97(73) as amended by MSC.175(79), MSC.222(82), MSC.260(84), MSC.271(85), MSC.326(90), MSC.352(92)

Download free from the IMO website http://www.imo.org/

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’ 
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number
International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), IMO Resolution MSC.391(95)

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Marine Order 74 (Masters and deck officers – yachts) 2015

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General (international conventions)

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STCW Convention

STCW Convention* 1978 base document is available on the Department of Foreign Affaris Australian Treaty Series website.

*See also Amendments to the STCW Convention

  • 1995 amendments adopted the STCW Code
  • 2010 Manila amendments (in STCW/Conference documents STCW/CONF.2/33)
  • Amendments in IMO Resolutions: MSC.21(59), MSC.33(63), MSC.66(68), MSC.203(81), MSC.373(93)

2010 Manila amendments in STCW/CONF.2/33 are available free to download from the IMO website by registering as a public user.

  1. Go to the IMO website
  2. Click on 'IMO Web Accounts' (bottom of page)
  3. Register as a Public User
  4. Log in to IMODOCS public area
  5. Click on ‘Meeting Documents’
  6. Under ‘Conference’ heading click on 'STCW/CONF Documents'
  7. Scroll to STCW/CONF2/33

IMO Resolutions are free to download from the IMO website

  1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

A consolidated copy of the STCW Convention and STCW Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia. 

STCW Code

STCW Code* base document is available at Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code.
(The same document is 2010 Manila amendments in STCW/Conference documents: STCW/CONF 2/34 in the IMODOCS public area of the IMO website)

*See also Amendments to the STCW Code

  • Amendments in IMO Resolutions: MSC.67(68), MSC.78(70), MSC.156(78), MSC.180(79), MSC.209(81), MSC.374(93)

IMO Resolutions are free to download from the IMO website

  1. Go to ‘Knowledge Centre’
  2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
  3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’
  4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number
A consolidated copy of the STCW Convention and STCW Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia. 
LY3 The Large Commercial Yacht Code

Free to download from the United Kingdom Maritime and Coastguard Agency website.

Guidance for the Large Yacht Code (LY3 Code).

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Marine Order 91 (Marine pollution prevention – oil) 2014

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General (international conventions)

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International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)

The MARPOL Convention including any amendments in force is in the Australian Treaties Series accessible as above.

MARPOL (Consolidated Edition 2011) can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.

To borrow a consolidated copy of MARPOL from a library in Australia search for the title on the Australian Libraries Gateway.

Information on purchasing or obtaining access to MARPOL is also available from the AMSA website under the ‘Environment’ tab.

Persons having difficulties locating a copy of MARPOL can contact AMSA; click on the ‘Contact us’ link in the homepage of the AMSA website. 

STCW Convention

STCW Convention* 1978 base document is directly available at the Australiasian Legal Information Institute website.

*See also Amendments to the STCW Convention

  • 1995 amendments adopted the STCW Code
  • 2010 Manila amendments (in STCW/Conference documents STCW/CONF.2/33)
  • Amendments in IMO Resolutions: MSC.21(59), MSC.33(63), MSC.66(68), MSC.203(81), MSC.373(93)

2010 Manila amendments in STCW/CONF.2/33 are available free to download from the IMO website by registering as a public user.

  • Go to the on IMO website
  • Click on ‘IMO Web Accounts’ (bottom of page)
  • Register as a Public User
  • Log in to IMODOCS public area
  • Click on ‘Meeting Documents
  • Under ‘Conference’ heading click on ‘STCW/CONF Documents
  • Scroll to ‘STCW/CONF2/33

IMO Resolutions are free to download from

1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
3. Click on ‘Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)’
4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

A consolidated copy of the STCW Convention and STCW Code can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.

Unified Interpretations of Annex I, IMO circular MEPC.1/Circ.754

For access to the IMO Circulars on the IMO website
1.         Click on ‘Our Work’ 
2.         Click on ‘Circulars’ 
3.         Click on ‘Browse Circulars publically available at IMODOCS
Register for a Public Account then navigate to the Circulars tab. (registration is free and the circular is a free download)

Guidelines for the Development of Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans, IMO resolution MEPC.54(32) as amended by MEPC.86(44)

Download free from the IMO website

1.         Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
2.         Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
3.         Click on ‘Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)’ 
4.         Scroll to relevant Resolution number

Revised specifications for the design, operation and control of crude oil washing systems, IMO resolution A.446(XI) amended by A.497(XII), A897(21)

Download free from the IMO website
1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)’
4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

Standard format for the crude oil washing operation and equipment manual, IMO resolution MEPC.3(XII) amended by MEPC.81(43)

Download free from the IMO website
1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)’
4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

Revised Guidelines and specifications for oil discharge monitoring and control systems for oil tankers, IMO resolution MEPC.108(49) amended by MEPC.240(65)

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1.         Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
2.         Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
3.         Click on ‘Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)’ 
4.         Scroll to relevant Resolution number

Revised Guidelines and Specifications for Oil Discharge Monitoring and Control Systems for Oil Tankers, IMO Resolution A.586(14) amended by MEPC.24(22)

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1.         Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
2.         Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
3.         Click on ‘Assembly’ or ‘Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)’ 
4.         Scroll to relevant Resolution number

Guidelines and specifications for oil discharge monitoring and control systems for oil tankers, IMO Resolution A.496(XII)

Download free from the IMO website
1. Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’
2. Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’
3. Click on ‘Assembly (A)’
4. Scroll to relevant Resolution number

Recommendation on International Performance and Test Specifications for Oily-water Separating Equipment and Oil Content Meters, IMO Resolution A.393(X) amended by MEPC.24(22)

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2.         Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
3.         Click on ‘Assembly’ or ‘Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)’ 
4.         Scroll to relevant Resolution number

Revised guidelines and specifications for pollution prevention equipment for machinery space bilges of ships, IMO resolution MEPC.107(49)

Download free from the IMO website

1.         Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
2.         Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
3.         Click on ‘Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)’ 
4.         Scroll to relevant Resolution number

2011 Guidelines and specifications for add-on equipment for upgrading resolution MEPC.60(33)- compliant oil filtering equipment, IMO resolution MEPC.205(62)

Download free from the IMO website

1.         Click on ‘Knowledge Centre’ 
2.         Click on ‘Index of IMO Resolutions’ 
3.         Click on ‘Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)’ 
4.         Scroll to relevant Resolution number

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Marine Order 97 (Marine pollution prevention – air pollution) 2013

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General (international conventions)
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)
MARPOL Annex VI (Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships)

Treaties to which Australia is a signatory are available on:

Search for the title or the subject of the international convention.
To borrow a copy of MARPOL from a library in Australia search for the title of the book on the Australian Libraries Gateway at https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries/.
A consolidated copy of MARPOL can be purchased from IMO or through specialist maritime book outlets in Australia.  See http://www.imo.org/en/Publications/Pages/Home.aspx

NOx Technical Code, IMO resolution MEPC.177(58)

 Download free from the IMO website www.imo.org

  • Click on ‘Our work’
  • Click on ‘Marine Environment’
  • Click on ‘Pollution Prevention’
  • Click on ‘Air Pollution and GHG Emissions’
  • Click on ‘Index of MEPC Resolutions and Guidelines related to MARPOL Annex VI’’ (right-hand side, under ‘Related Links’)
  • Scroll to relevant resolution number

2014 Standard specification for shipboard incinerators, IMO resolution MEPC.244(66)

2014 Guidelines on the method of calculation of the attained Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships, IMO resolution MEPC.245(66), amended by MEPC.263(68)

2015 Guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning systems, IMO resolution MEPC.259(68)

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