International Standards for the Transport of Liquefied Gases and Dangerous Chemicals - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with these standards if you intend to transport dangerous chemicals or liquefied gases by sea.

Liquefied gases in bulk must not be loaded onto a ship constructed on or after 1 July 1986 unless there is a valid International Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Liquefied Gases in Bulk, issued in accordance with the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC) Code.

Dangerous chemicals in bulk must not be loaded onto or unloaded from a ship constructed on or after 1 July 1986 unless there is in force in respect of the ship a valid International Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk, issued in accordance with the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC) Code.

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

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Other resources

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Standards for Transport of Liquefied Gases and Dangerous Chemicals - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Orders - Part 17: Liquefied gas carriers and chemical tankers, Issue 6 (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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