Principles of Minimum Safe Manning - Australian Government

Service summary

You must comply with this standard if you are the operator of a Regulated Australian Vessel, or if you are the operator of a foreign vessel that is;

  • In an Australian port; or
  • Entering or leaving an Australian port; or
  • In the internal waters of Australia; or
  • In the territorial sea of Australia, other than in the course of innocent passage.

These internationally accepted principles set out the minimum requirements for the safe manning of vessels with regards to the number of qualified and experienced seafarers on board for the safety of the ship, crew, passengers, cargo and property.

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

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 (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

Supporting information

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