Marine Orders Part 91 Amendment 2012 (No. 1)

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AMSA MO 2012/2
Marine Orders Part 91 Amendment 2012 (No. 1) (Marine pollution prevention — oil)
I, Graham Peachey, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, make this Order under subsection 425(1AA) of the Navigation Act 1912 and subsection 34(1) of the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983.
8 March 2012
Graham Peachey
Chief Executive Officer
1          Name of Order
                 This Order is Marine Orders Part 91 Amendment 2012 (No. 1).
2          Commencement
                 This Order commences on the day after it is registered.
3          Amendment of Marine Orders Part 91, issue 5
                 Schedule 1 amends Marine Orders Part 91, issue 5.
Schedule 1    Amendment
(section 3)
[1]       Before provision 1
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1A       Name of Order
                 This Order is Marine Order 91, issue 5.
[2]       Subsection 1.1.1
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(inclusive)
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(inclusive), 40, 41 and 42
[3]       Subsection 1.1.2
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Part
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Order
[4]       Section 2, heading
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2          Definitions
                 In this Order:
[5]       Section 2, definition of AMSA
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[6]       Section 2, after definition of Area Manager
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certificate of competency has the meaning given by the Annex, Chapter I, Regulation I/1 of the STCW Convention.
[7]       Section 2, definition of Condition Assessment Scheme
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MEPC.112(50) and MEPC.131(53), compliance with which is required by regulation 20.6 of Annex I;
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MEPC.112(50), MEPC.131(53) and MEPC.155(55).
[8]       Section 2, definitions of General Manager and IMO
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[9]       Section 2, definition of IOPP Certificate, footnote
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[10]     Section 2, after definition of IOPP Certificate
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management level has the meaning given by Part A, Chapter I, section A-I/1 of the STCW Code.
STCW Code means the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code as adopted by resolution of the 2010 Conference of the Parties to the STCW Convention.
Note 1   The resolution mentioned in the definition of STCW Code forms part of a package of amendments (the Manila amendments) made by the 2010 Conference (STCW/CONF.2/34).
[11]     Section 2, definitions of Manager, Environment Protection Standards, Manager, Ship Inspections, MARPOL, Navigation Act, penal provision, Pollution Prevention Act, survey authority and surveyor
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[12]     Section 2, at the foot
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Note 2   Some expressions used in this Order are defined or explained in Marine Order 1 (Administration), including:
·         AMSA
·         equivalent
·         General Manager, Maritime Operations Division
·         IMO
·         Manager, Marine Environment Standards
·         Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration
·         MARPOL
·         Navigation Act
·         penal provision
·         Pollution Prevention Act
·         SOLAS.
Note 3   Some expressions used in this Order are defined in the Navigation Act, including:
·         STCW Convention
·         survey authority
·         surveyor.
[13]     Subsection 3.1
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       3.1     In each of the following paragraphs of Annex I, the Administration is taken to mean the Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration:
(a)   paragraphs 1, 4 and 5 of regulation 3;
(b)   paragraphs 4 and 5 of regulation 14;
(c)   paragraphs 5 and 7 of regulation 20;
(d)   paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 of regulation 21;
(e)   paragraph 1 of regulation 40;
(f)    paragraph 1 of regulation 41.
[14]     Subsection 3.5
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[15]     Subsection 4.2
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11A
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11A to 11G
[16]     Section 5
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5          Exemptions
            Application
       5.1     A person may apply, in accordance with the application process set out in Marine Order 1 (Administration), for an exemption of a ship from a requirement of this Order.
            Decision maker
5.2     The decision maker for the application is the Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration.
            Exemptions not to contravene Annex I
       5.3     The Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration may give an exemption only if he or she is satisfied that it would not contravene Annex I.
Note   Marine Order 1 (Administration) deals with the following matters about exemptions:
·         making an application
·         seeking further information about an application
·         the time allowed for consideration of an application
·         imposing conditions on approval of an application
·         notifying a decision on an application
·         review of decisions.
5A       Equivalents
            Application
    5A.1     A person may apply, in accordance with the application process set out in Marine Order 1 (Administration), for approval to use an equivalent.
            Decision maker
    5A.2     The decision maker for the application is the Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration.
            Decision making criteria
    5A.3     The Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration may approve use of an equivalent only if he or she is satisfied that:
(a)   use of the equivalent would be at least as effective as compliance with the requirement to which the equivalent is an alternative; and
(b)   approving use of the equivalent would not contravene Annex I.
            Meaning of equivalent and use
    5A.4     For this section:
equivalent means:
(a)   a fitting, material, appliance or apparatus that could be fitted or carried in a ship as an alternative to a fitting, material, appliance or apparatus that a provision of this Order requires to be fitted or carried in the ship; or
(b)   an arrangement that could be made, or a procedure that could be followed, in or for a ship as an alternative to a requirement of this Order.
use, of an equivalent, includes:
(a)   fitting or carrying the equivalent in or on a ship; and
(b)   making an alternative arrangement or following an alternative procedure.
Note   Marine Order 1 (Administration) deals with the following matters about equivalents:
·         making an application
·         seeking further information about an application
·         the time allowed for consideration of an application
·         imposing conditions on approval of an application
·         notification of a decision on an application
·         review of decisions.
[17]     Subsection 6.1.1
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If the Manager, Ship Inspections, or a surveyor makes a decision under this Part
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If the Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration makes a decision under a section of this Order other than section 5 or 5A
[18]     Subsections 6.1.1 to 6.2.2
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General Manager
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General Manager, Maritime Operations Division
[19]     Subsection 7.1
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(inclusive)
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(inclusive), 40, 41 and 42
[20]     Subsection 7.6, footnote
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[21]     Paragraph 8.1(b)
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provisions
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subsections
[22]     Subsection 8.8.3, footnote
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[23]     Subsection 9.4.5, footnote
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[24]     Subsection 9.5
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provision
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section
[25]     Paragraph 9.6(c), footnote
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[26]     Subsection 10.4.2
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Manager, Environment Protection Standards
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Manager, Marine Environment Standards
[27]     Subsections 10.5 to 10.8
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10.5     Prescribed officers
                 For each provision of the Pollution Prevention Act mentioned in the following table, each AMSA employee mentioned for the provision is a prescribed officer.
Item
Provision
Person

1
paragraph 9(2)(e)
Area Manager
Manager, Marine Environment Pollution Response
General Manager, Marine Environment Division
General Manager, Maritime Operations Division

2
subsections 11(2), (6), (7) and (8)
paragraphs 11(1)(a), 11(3)(b), (c) and (d)
General Manager, Emergency Response Division
General Manager, Marine Environment Division
General Manager, Maritime Operations Division

3
subparagraphs 11F(1)(e)(i) and (ii), 11F(1)(f)(i) and (ii), paragraphs11F(2)(e) and (g)
General Manager, Emergency Response Division
General Manager, Marine Environment Division
General Manager, Maritime Operations Division

4
subsections 14(5) and (6)
Area Manager

5
section 14A(1)
Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration

Note   For the meaning of prescribed officer — see subsection 3(2) of the Pollution Prevention Act.
10.6     Notifying prescribed incidents — Australia
                 For paragraphs 11(1)(a) and (3)(c) of the Pollution Prevention Act, the form mentioned in subsection 10.7.1 must be given to the prescribed officer, or to the Rescue Coordination Centre Australia, by any of the following means:
(a)   telephone to +61 (0)2 6230 6811 or freecall within Australia 1800 641 792;
(b)   fax to +61 (0)2 6230 6868;
(c)   email to rccaus@amsa.gov.au;
(d)   Inmarsat C and HF DSC MMSI 005030001
(e)   by Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network to YSARYCYX.
                                                Note   For the meaning of prescribed incident  — see s 11 of the Pollution Prevention Act.
10.7     Prescribed form — harmful substances
  10.7.1     For subsections 11(6) and (7) of the Pollution Prevention Act, the prescribed form is MO‑91/2 Harmful Substances Report.
Note   MO-91/2 Harmful Substances Report form is available on the AMSA website:  http://www.amsa.gov.au.
  10.7.2     If a time must be recorded in a harmful substances report, it must be expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
10.8     Time for giving report
                 For subsections 11(6) and 11(7) of the Pollution Prevention Act, the time for furnishing a report is within 24 hours after receiving a request for the report.
10.8A  Ship-to-ship operations plan
10.8A.1    For subparagraph 11B(2)(a)(i) and 11D(2)(a) of the Pollution Prevention Act, the plan must be in accordance with regulation 41 of Chapter 1 of Annex I.
10.8A.2    If the ship has a safety management system mentioned in Chapter IX of SOLAS, the plan may be incorporated into the safety management system.
10.8B  Person in control of ship-to-ship operation — safe operating conditions
                 A person in control of a ship-to-ship operation must ensure that the transfer is carried out in safe operating conditions taking into account the following:
(a)   the ship-to-ship plan;
(b)   the geographical transfer area;
(c)   emergency procedures for the operation;
(d)   the weather conditions for the proposed transfer period.
10.8C  Person in control of ship-to-ship operation — qualifications
                 For paragraph 11C(1)(f) of the Pollution Prevention Act, the qualification requirements are the following:
(a)    a management level deck certificate of competency;
(b)   an oil tanker endorsement on the certificate of competency;
(c)   completion of training as required by regulation V/1-1 of the STCW Convention;
(d)   completion of a ship-handling course approved by AMSA.
10.8D  Ship-to-ship records
                 For subsection 11E(3) of the Pollution Prevention Act, a ship-to-ship record must include the following information:
(a)   the name, flag, call sign and IMO number of the subject oil tanker;
(b)   the date and time that the transfer commenced;
(c)   the geographical location of the ship-to-ship transfer;
(d)   the type and quantity of the oil being transferred;
(e)   the name and contact details of:
             (i)  the transfer service provider; and
            (ii)  the person in overall advisory control of the transfer;
(f)    the date and time that the transfer ceased.
10.8E  Giving ship-to-ship transfer information — Australia
                 For subparagraph 11F(1)(e)(i) of the Pollution Prevention Act, the ship-to-ship transfer information must be given to AMSA by any of the following means:
(a)   email to sts@amsa.gov.au;
(b)   fax to +61 (0)2 6279 5076.
10.8F  Ship-to-ship transfer information
10.8F.1     For subsections 11F(3) and 11G(3) of the Pollution Prevention Act, ship-to-ship transfer information is the following information for the ship-to-ship transfer:
(a)   name, flag, call sign, IMO number and estimated time of arrival of the subject oil tanker at the geographical location the ship-to-ship transfer is intended to take place;
(b)   date, time and geographical location when the transfer starts;
(c)   whether the transfer is to be conducted at anchor or underway;
(d)   type and quantity of oil to be transferred;
(e)   planned duration of the transfer;
(f)    identity of the service provider or person in overall advisory control for the transfer, and his or her contact details;
(g)   confirmation that the subject oil tanker has on board a plan that complies with regulation 41 of Annex I.
10.8F.2     For paragraph 10.8F.1(f), the person in overall advisory control must be:
(a)   the master of the manoeuvring ship; or
(b)   the person who assists with the mooring and unmooring of ships, coordinates and supervises the transfer.
Note   For paragraph (b), the person may be called the STS Superintendent.
10.8G  Giving ship-to-ship transfer information — country other than Australia
                 For subparagraphs 11G(1)(f)(i) and (ii) and 11G(1)(g)(i) and (ii) and paragraphs 11G(2)(f) and (h) of the Pollution Prevention Act, ship-to-ship transfer information must be given to the government agency administering MARPOL by any of the following means:
(a)   telephone;
(b)   fax;
(c)   email.
[28]     Paragraph 10.10.1(c)
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(c)   collection and disposal of oil residue (sludge);
[29]     Subsection 11.2, footnote
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[30]     After subsection 11.2
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Note   The Unified Interpretations of Annex I is published in MARPOL, Consolidated Edition, 2011, IMO.
[31]     After subsection 11.6
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Note   For guidance about upgrading the design of oil filtering equipment installed on board ships on or after 1 January 2005 — see the 2011 Guidelines and Specifications for Add-On Equipment for Upgrading Resolution MEPC.60(33) - Compliant Oil Filtering Equipment (IMO Resolution MEPC.205(62), Annex 24). They update the IMO adopted Revised Guidelines and Specifications for Pollution Prevention Equipment for Machinery Space Bilges of Ships (IMO Resolution MEPC.107(49), Annex 13).
[32]     Appendix, heading
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Schedule 1   Forms
[33]     Schedule 1, form MO‑91/1, heading
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Marine Orders, Part 91 (Marine Pollution Prevention—Oil)
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Marine Order 91 (Marine pollution prevention — oil)
[34]     Schedule 1, form MO‑91/1
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              *Manager, Ship Inspections
              *Area manager, Maritime Operations - ...............................
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              * Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration
               * Area Manager, Maritime Operations,                                 
[35]     Schedule 1, form MO‑91/2, heading
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Marine Orders, Part 91 (Marine Pollution Prevention—Oil)
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Marine Order 91 (Marine pollution prevention — oil)
[36]     Schedule 1, form MO‑91/2
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              General Manager, Maritime Operations and
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              General Manager, Maritime Operations Division and
              General Manager, Marine Environment Division and
[37]     Other amendments — Appendix
In the following provisions, omit ‘the Appendix’ and insert ‘Schedule 1’
·         provision 8.8.3, note
·         provision 10.2.2
[38]     Other amendments — definitions
Each definition in section 2 (other than the definitions of certificate of competency, management level and STCW Code) is amended by:
(a)   omitting the concluding semi-colon and inserting a full stop; and
(b)   formatting each defined term in bold italic.
[39]     Other amendments — references to Manager, Ship Inspections
The following provisions are amended by omitting each occurrence of ‘Manager, Ship Inspections’ and inserting ‘Manager, Ship Inspection and Registration’:
·         subsection 3.2
·         paragraphs 6.1.3(a) and (b)
·         subsection 7.6
·         subsection 7.6, note
·         subsections 8.8.2 and 8.8.3
·         subsection 8.8.3, note
·         subsections 9.4.1 to 9.4.5
·         paragraph 10.2.1(a)
·         paragraph 11.7(a)
[40]     Other amendments — provision
provision
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insert

subsection 6.2.1
6.1.3.
subsection 6.1.3.

subsection 6.2.2
6.1.4
subsection 6.1.4

subsection 6.2.3
6.2.2
subsection 6.2.2

subsection 8.5
8.2
subsection 8.2

subsection 8.5
8.8
subsection 8.8

subsection 8.6
8.8.3
subsection 8.8.3

subsection 8.8.3
8.6
subsection 8.6

subsection 9.2
9.3
subsection 9.3

subsection 9.3
9.2
subsection 9.2

subsection 9.4.4
9.4.1 or 9.4.3,
subsection 9.4.1 or 9.4.3,

subsection 9.4.5
9.3, 9.4.3 or 9.4.4
subsection 9.3, 9.4.3 or 9.4.4

paragraph 9.6(a)
8;
section 8;

paragraph 9.6(b)
8.7
subsection 8.7

[41]     Other amendments — reference to Part
provision
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subsection 1.1.1
Part of Marine Orders
Order

subsection 3.4
Part
Order

subsection 4.1
Part
Order

paragraph 6.1.3(b)
Part
Order

subsection 7.2
Part
Order

subsection 11.2
Part
Order

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