International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Resolutions and Circulars Concerning Ship Systems and Back-up Arrangements - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you operate a ship registered in Australia, or any ship in the territorial sea of Australia.

The owner of a ship has an obligation to ensure that systems, back-up arrangements, replacements and additions installed after 30 June 2002 comply with the resolutions and circulars of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) listed in Schedule 3 of Marine Order 21, issue 8.

This includes resolutions and circulars about:

  • GMDSS equipment;
  • Compass equipment;
  • Radar equipment;
  • Electric Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS);
  • Positioning receiving systems;
  • Steering control systems;
  • Echo sounding equipment;
  • Speed and distance measuring equipment;
  • Automatic Identification Systems (AIS);
  • Long range identification systems (AIS)
  • Long range identification and tracking;
  • Voyage data recorders;
  • Bridge design;
  • Sound reception systems; and
  • Signalling equipment.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply

Resolutions and Circulars Concerning Ship Systems and Back-Up Arrangements - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 21 (Safety and Emergency Arrangements) 2016 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division


Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62795000

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