Australia will have a greater level of search and rescue and maritime safety capability following a new agreement with the United States Department of Transport (USDOT) to access the world’s largest satellite maritime awareness network, the Maritime Safety and Security Information System (MSSIS).
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is conducting research throughout 2021 into how Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oils (VLSFOs) behave if spilled into the Australian marine environment.
The National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies sets out national arrangements, policies and principles for the management of maritime environmental emergencies.
With the help of Indigenous landowners, an aid to navigation (AtoN) on Goods (Palilag) Island in the Torres Strait has had works completed
The Goods Island front light, which sits adjacent to the Prince of Wales Channel, helps illuminate an extremely busy shipping route with over 3000 vessels transiting through each year.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has coordinated the safe rescue of 20 Indonesian fishermen aboard a semi-submerged 35 metre fishing vessel in distress, approximately 670 nautical miles west of Perth, Western Australian.
On 13 May, the Indonesia authorities notified the AMSA Response Centre that the vessel was in distress and required assistance. Early the next day, the Perth AMSA Challenger Jet conducted a sortie out to the vessel and dropped several life rafts.
AMSA has banned the bulk carrier Movers 3 from Australian ports for 18 months following outstanding mechanical and survey issues being resolved this week.
The National Search and Rescue Council Australian Search and Rescue Awards are open for nominations.
The awards recognise outstanding contributions to search and rescue within the Australian region from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. Anyone can nominate another person or team of people for one of the prestigious National awards.
There are three categories for the awards. Professional, non-professional, and long-standing contribution to the community: Australian Search and Rescue Awards - National Search and Rescue Council (amsa.gov.au)
AMSA is looking for interested tenderers for an upcoming project at Port Hedland, Western Australia.
The successful tenderer will be tasked with replacing the above-water sections of the thirteen seaward Port Hedland aids to navigation (AtoN) channel markers.
This work is necessary due to the age of the upper structures, damage sustained in Tropical Cyclone Veronica in 2019 and due to the requirement to raise the light above the storm wave height and into alignment with the inshore beacons.
Chief officer and company of a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier fined and convicted for dumping garbage into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
A powerful lantern, hoisted high into view of passing ships by twenty-four metres of stainless steel, keeps watch over the dangerous, tropical seas between Coquet and Howick Islands in Far North Queensland.