AMSA MO 2012/5
Marine Orders Part 63 Amendment 2012 (No. 1) (AUSREP)
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.
18 June 2012
Chief Executive Officer
1 Name of Order
This Order is Marine Orders Part 63 Amendment 2012 (No. 1).
This Order commences on 1 July 2012.
3 Amendment of Marine Orders Part 63, issue 1
Schedule 1 amends Marine Orders Part 63, issue 1.
Schedule 1 Amendment
 Before provision 1
1A Name of Order
This Order is Marine Order 63, issue 1.
 Subsection 1.1.1
 Subsection 1.1.2
 Sections 2 and 3
In this Order:
AIS means the automatic identification system required by Regulation 19.2.4 of Chapter V of SOLAS to be fitted on a ship.
AUSREP means the Australian Ship Reporting System established by this Order.
AUSREP area means the area mentioned in Schedule 2.
HF DSC means AMSA’s high frequency digital selective calling maritime radio network.
Inmarsat-C means the two-way data satellite communication system known as Inmarsat-C.
RCC Australia means the Rescue Coordination Centre, located in Canberra, responsible for coordinating search and rescue across the Australian search and rescue region (SRR).
REEFREP means the mandatory ship reporting system established by IMO Resolution MSC.52(66), as amended by Resolutions MSC.161(78) and MSC.315(88) and given effect by Marine Orders Part 56 (REEFREP).
REEFVTS means the navigational service known as the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Vessel Traffic Service operated jointly by AMSA and Maritime Safety Queensland.
Note 1 Some terms used in this Order are defined or explained in Marine Order 1 (Administration) including:
· Navigation Act
· penal provision
Note 2 For information on obtaining copies of IMO documents mentioned in this Order — see AMSA’s website at http://www.amsa.gov.au. These documents may also be purchased from the IMO — see the IMO website at http://www.imo.org/publications.
Note 3 For guidance about AUSREP procedures — see the AUSREP booklet published by AMSA. The booklet includes a description of the ship reporting arrangements mentioned in this Order and is available on AMSA’s website at http://www.amsa.gov.au.
 Section 4
omit first occurrence of
 Section 6
6 Obligation to report
6.1 The master of a ship that is in the AUSREP area must make, or arrange to be made, the following reports to RCC Australia:
(a) a Sailing Plan under clause 1 of Schedule 1;
(b) Position Reports under clause 2 of Schedule 1;
(c) if required under clause 3.1 of Schedule 1 — a Deviation Report under clause 3 of Schedule 1;
(d) a Final Report under clause 4 of Schedule 1.
This is a penal provision.
Note RCC Australia may be contacted as follows:
(a) telephone: +61 (0)2 6230 6880;
(b) freecall: 1800 641 792 (within Australia);
(d) fax: +61 (0)2 6230 6868;
(e) AFTN: YSARYCYX;
(f) email: email@example.com.
See the AUSREP booklet for further information. The AUSREP booklet is available on AMSA’s website at http://www.amsa.gov.au.
6.2 However, a master of a ship reporting to REEFVTS under Marine Orders Part 56 (REEFREP) is not required to report under this Order while the ship is in the REEFREP area.
6.3 A report is to be made:
(a) in English using the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases; and
(b) using the transmission method mentioned in Schedule 1 for the report.
Note For further information about the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases — see IMO Resolution A.918(22).
 Appendix 1, heading
Schedule 1 AUSREP reporting requirements
 Schedule 1, subclause 1.2.2
1.2.2 If communication is not possible using Inmarsat-C, the Sailing Plan must be submitted electronically by email or HF DSC.
 Schedule 1, paragraph 1.3(c)
 Schedule 1, clause 1.3, table, item 7
If the master agrees to Inmarsat-C Polling, the code ‘POLL’ is to be inserted; or
If the master advises that the ship is unable to be polled, the date and time (in UTC) of next report is to be inserted; or
 Schedule 1, clause 1.3, table, item 12
Details of defects or other limitations (if any), for example, damage, failure or breakdown affecting the safety of the ship
Details of any defect, damage, breakdown, failure or other limitation that affects the safety of the ship, including any AIS malfunction
 Schedule 1, clause 1.3, table, item 15
 Schedule 1, clauses 2.1 to 2.3
2.1 How Position Reports are to be transmitted
Position Reports must be transmitted by AIS.
2.2 Information to be included in Position Reports transmitted by AIS
The master of a ship to which Regulation 19.2.4 of Chapter V of SOLAS applies must ensure the ship is fitted with AIS to transmit the following information about the ship:
(f) navigational status;
(g) any safety related information.
Note: Regulation 19.2.4 of Chapter V of SOLAS requires AIS to provide this information.
2.3 Fitting and operation of AIS
The master of the ship must ensure that the AIS is operated in accordance with Regulation 19.2.4 of Chapter V of SOLAS.
Note Regulation 19.2.4 of Chapter V of SOLAS provides that AIS must be operated taking into account the Guidelines for the onboard operational use of shipborne automatic identification systems (AIS) adopted by IMO Resolution A.917(22) as amended by IMO Resolution A.956(23).
2.4 Reporting of any AIS malfunction
The master of a ship must report any malfunction of the ship’s AIS to RCC Australia using 1 of the following methods:
(b) HF DSC;
Note The methods of transmission are listed in order of RCC Australia’s preference of receiving a report.
 Schedule 1, clause 3.2
3.2 How Deviation Reports are to be submitted
The master of a ship must submit a Deviation Report using 1 of the following methods:
(b) HF DSC;
 Schedule 1, clause 3.3, table, item 12
 Schedule 1, clause 4.2
4.2 How Final Reports are to be submitted
The master of a ship must submit a Final Report using 1 of the following methods:
(b) HF DSC;
 Schedule 1, clause 4.3, table, item 3
 Appendix 2, title
 Other amendments — reference to resolution
The following provisions are amended by omitting each occurrence of ‘resolution’ and inserting ‘Resolution’:
· Schedule 1, clause 1.3, table, note
· Schedule 1, clause 3.3, table, note
· Schedule 1, clause 4.3, table, note
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