The Triton

News

Australian Parliament passes safety law

ADVERTISEMENT

The Australian Federal Parliament passed new laws to regulate the safety of ships and seafarers and ensure shipping will protect Australia’s marine environment.

Navigation Bill 2012 and the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Bill 2012 passed to give effect to Australia’s obligations under various international maritime organization conventions and established the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as the single national maritime regulator.

The government stated that the reforms were of importance for the safety and efficiency of the Australian shipping industry which is critical to the country’s economics. These laws represent the most significant overhaul of the regulation and management of Australia’s maritime industry since 1912.

The National Law Bill replaces eight existing federal, state and territory regulators with one national marine safety regulator and a single national law, releasing manufacturers, operators and crews of commercial vessels from the current costly and confusing array of regulations.

Related Posts...
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on May 21 Read more...
By Dorie Cox Yachts and their crew spend tens of Read more...
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida has cancelled Marine Read more...
Divers and anglers are invited to sign up for the Read more...
A South Florida judge has denied a yacht owner’s request Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

By Dorie Cox Yachts and their crew spend tens of millions of dollars on refits, maintenance and repairs, as well as provisions, …

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan I recently helped outfit a yacht with glassware. The owners found a beautiful set of antique cobalt blue …

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has recently reconfigured the marina to hold more and larger yachts. The marina now has …

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

More than 200 captains, crew and industry people challenged the weather to attend Triton Networking last night with global marine travel …