AMSA next steps following safe docking of MV Portland Bay

AMSA Media Release
  • The MV Portland Bay has now safely docked in Botany Bay and AMSA has taken over as lead agency from the NSW Port Authority.
  • The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will now send 2 inspectors and 1 specialist lead investigator on board to assess the vessel’s mechanical safety and compliance with International conventions and Australian law.
  • While the vessel is berthed at Botany Bay it will be required to undertake all necessary repairs before leaving port. The berthing of the MV Portland Bay follows the legal direction issued by AMSA to the vessel late yesterday.
  • AMSA thanks all agencies and salvage companies for their work to bring the MV Portland Bay safely into harbour and would like to commend the crew of those vessels in the early response who battled horrendous sea states.  AMSA will continue to work with the NSW Port Authority and other agencies assisting where relevant.


Interviews from the AMSA media studio/by phone with Mark Morrow, AMSA Executive Director Response and Michael Drake, AMSA Executive Director Operations available upon request. 


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