AMSA MO 2012/1
Marine Orders Part 44 Amendment 2012 (No. 1) (Safe containers)
I, Mick Kinley, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, make this Order under subsection 425(1AA) of the Navigation Act 1912.
Acting Chief Executive Officer
3 January 2012
1 Name of Order
This Order is Marine Orders Part 44 Amendment 2012 (No. 1).
This Order commences on 15 January 2012.
3 Amendment of Marine Orders Part 44, issue 5
Schedule 1 amends Marine Orders Part 44, issue 5.
Schedule 1 Amendment
 Before section 1
1A Name of Order
This Order is Marine Order 44, issue 5.
 Section 2, heading
In this Order:
 Section 2, definitions of AMSA and approved
approved means approved by the Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration or an authorised organisation.
 Section 2, definition of authorised organisation, footnote 1
Note Authorised organisations are American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, China Classification Society, Det Norske Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd, Korean Register of Shipping, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai and RINA S.p.A.
 Section 2, definition of Chief Marine Surveyor
 Section 2, definition of dangerous goods, footnote 2
Note Section 248 of the Navigation Act defines dangerous goods as the goods listed in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code — see Marine Orders, Part 41.
 Section 2, definition of General Manager
 Section 2, definition of the Container Convention
the Container Convention has the meaning given by subsection 187A(1) of the Navigation Act.
Note The Convention is amended by MSC.3(48), A.737(18), MSC.20(59) and MSC.310(88).
 Section 2, definition of maximum permissible payload, footnote 3
Note The letter ‘P’ is expressed in units of mass. When a value is based on the gravitational forces derived from P, that force, which is an inertial force, is indicated as ‘Pg’.
 Section 2, definition of penal provision
 Section 2, after definition of unsafe container
Note Some expressions used in this Order are defined in Marine Order 1 (Administration), including:
· Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration
· Navigation Act
· penal provision.
 Subsection 3.2
 Subsections 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4
 Sections 5, 6 and 7
6 Review of decisions
6.1 A person affected by a decision under this Order may apply to the General Manager, Maritime Operations Division for a review of the decision in accordance with section 18 of Marine Order 1 (Administration).
6.2 Sections 18 and 19 of Marine Order 1 (Administration) apply to an application under section 6.1 as if it were an application under Marine Order 1 (Administration).
7 Transitional — approvals
A container or type of container approved under a previous issue of this Order, and in service on 14 January 2012, is taken to be approved under this Order.
 Subsection 8.5, footnote 5
Note A Safety Approval Plate affixed to a container does not remove the necessity to display any labels or other information that are otherwise required to be displayed on the container.
 Subsection 9.3.6, footnote 6
Note Examination and re‑examination dates are specified by month and year only — see the Container Convention.
 After subsection 9.3
9.4 If the owner has an approved continuous examination program in place, the program must be:
(a) reviewed at least once every 10 years to ensure its continued viability; and
(b) audited at least every 2.5 years by an authorised organisation.
 Subsection 10.8, at the foot
Note If the container is approved for, and being used as, a one door off operation, the difference in allowable stacking mass will be mentioned on the Safety Approval Plate — see Schedule 1, cl 2.4.
 Appendix 1, subclause 2.4, footnote 7
Note If the information required for line 7, 8 or 9 is not required for a Safety Approval Plate, those lines may be used for marking examination dates.
 Appendix 1, subclause 2.4, after line 5
Line 5A: If the container is approved for one door off operation, the allowable stacking load for 1.8g expressed in both kilograms and pounds for one door off.
 Appendix 1, subclause 2.4, after line 6
Line 6A: If the container is approved for one door off operation, the allowable transverse racking test force expressed in Newtons for one door off.
 Appendix 1, subclause 2.4, line 7, footnote 8
Example 'End wall strength 0.5P'
 Appendix 1, subclause 2.4, line 8, footnote 9
Example ‘Side wall strength 0.8P'
 Appendix 1, figure 1, footnote 10
Note The letters ‘CSC’ are omitted if the area enclosed by the container’s 4 outer bottom corners is less than 14 m2, or less than 7 m2 if it is fitted with top corner fittings.
 Appendix 1, figure 1, after line 5
ONE DOOR OFF ALLOWABLE STACKING LOAD FOR 1.8g .........kg ......... lb
 Appendix 1, figure 1, after line 6
ONE DOOR OFF TRANSVERSE RACKING TEST FORCE ......... Newtons
 Appendix 2, after clause 2
2A An examination of a container must take into account the examination criteria mentioned in Annex III to the Container Convention.
 Other amendments — Part
section 1, heading
Part of Marine Orders
section 2, definition of authorised organisation
Appendix 2, clause 1
 Other amendments — Appendix
omit each mention of ‘Appendix’ and insert ‘Schedule’ in the following provisions
· subsection 8.5
· subsection 9.2.1
· Appendix 1, heading
· Appendix 1, clause 1
· Appendix 2, heading
 Other amendments —Chief Marine Surveyor
omit each mention of ‘Chief Marine Surveyor’ and insert ‘Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration’ in the following provisions
· section 2, definition of authorised organisation
· subsection 3.1
· subsection 8.6.1
· subsection 8.6.2
· Appendix 1, subclause 2.3
 Other amendments — definitions
Each definition in section 2 (other than the definitions of approved and the Container Convention) is amended by:
(a) omitting the concluding semi-colon and substituting a full stop; and
(b) formatting each defined term in bold italic.
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