The Marine Order 503 and how it affects you:
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) have recently announced changes to Marine Order 503 which allows owners of domestic commercial vessels (DCV) to make certain changes without having to meet all the standards that apply to a ‘new vessel’.
The changes provide greater clarity for industry and surveyors and allow owners to upgrade their vessels to contemporary safety standards gradually, improving safety and providing a more flexible option for vessel owners.
The new category took affect from 1st of January 2018.
To find out if this new category will affect you please read the full article and associated documents available at this link New Survey Category.
This story is an extract from an article posted on the AMSA website on Wednesday 20th December 2017