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 Load Line Convention has the force of law in Australia. The load line convention places limitations on the draught to which a ship may be loaded. It also contains safety measures concerning doors, freeing ports, hatchways and other items that are designed to ensure the watertight integrity of ships' hulls.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
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.
Convention on Load Lines - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division
Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)
Marine Orders - Part 16: Load Lines, Issue 3 2004 (Australian Government)
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