Our aim is to reduce the number of serious safety deficiencies in the South Australian commercial vessel fleet.
It operates state wide, nationally and internationally and covers:
Plan approval: vessel plans are submitted to DPTI Naval Architects and are approved in accordance with engineering standards.
Initial survey: vessels are inspected during construction to ensure they are built in accordance with approved plans and are fit for purpose.
Stability assessment: the team assesses stability data submitted by approved Naval Architects.
Periodic survey: Surveyors check the vessels’ hulls, machinery and safety gear on a yearly or two yearly basis (depending on class of vessel).
Investigation: all staff may be called upon to provide expert advice to DPTI and other agencies as required.
Training and education: staff are available to visit and talk to groups on vessel safety matters.
IMPORTANT NOTE (December 2011):
Changes to HF Radio Monitoring in South Australia.
Proposed National System for Commercial Vessel Safety
From March 2013, the way domestic commercial vessel safety in Australia is regulated and operated will change. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will become the National Regulator.
For information regarding the National System for Commercial Vessel Safety please visit the AMSA site
Online consultation is now open for the NSCV Part D and Part E standards. Visit the NMSC website and have your say today!
National System Stakeholder Bulletin December 2012
From 2013, the way the commercial maritime industry in Australia is regulated and operated will change in three ways:
A new Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act will apply to operations of the domestic commercial vessel fleet;
A National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety (National System) will operate in all States and Territories; and\
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will become the National Regulator of the National System.
The attached bulletin aims to keep stakeholders informed of ongoing developments and progress.