Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Port State Control Report 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Australia has one of the largest mixed market economies and is the largest continental landmass in the world surrounded by water. Therefore, Australia’s national livelihood remains focused on ensuring maritime trade to and from the country remains safe, efficient and complies with all relevant international conventions. Australia relies on sea transport for 99 per cent of its…

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AMSA – Supporting Seafarer mental health

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Good mental health is important for both personal wellbeing and work performance. However, the mental health among seafarers has become an area of increased concern. Reports of mental health issues at sea have become commonplace, and data indicates that seafaring is an occupation with increased risk of suicide. Social isolation, long working hours, commercial and regulatory pressures are some…

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AMSA – Operation and maintenance of rescue boat outboard motors

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a notice drawing attention to the importance of maintaining rescue boat outboard motors in good working order ready for immediate use. The purpose of this marine notice is to draw to the attention of ship owners, operators, masters, officers, seafarer training organisations and industry organisations the importance…

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Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Port State Control Report 2016.

This report summarises the PSC activities of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and reports on the performance of commercial shipping companies, flag States and Classification Societies for the 2016 calendar year. 2016 summary of PSC activity: During the calendar year there were: – 27,516 ship arrivals by 5719 foreign-flagged ships – 3675 PSC inspections – 246…

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Australia Investigation Report: MV Maersk Garonne grounding 28 February 2015

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation of the grounding of the container ship Maersk Garonne in Fremantle on 28 February 2015. The harbour pilot decided to delay the ship’s entrance into the harbour when he realised that the assist tugs had yet to arrive. The ship’s bridge resource management was not effectively implemented and…

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