You will be required to comply with one of these standards if you operate a pilot launch.
A pilot launch is a vessel that is transferring a pilot to or from a ship for the purpose of pilotage.
A pilot or crew member working on the deck of a pilot launch must be provided with a personal flotation device that meets the requirements of any of the following National Standards:
- Australian Standard AS 4758;
- ISO 12402-1;
- European Standard EN399-1993 Lifejackets-275N;
- European Standard EN396-1993 Lifejackets-150N; or
- New Zealand Standards NZ5823:2005 Type 401.
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.
Australian and International Lifejacket Standards - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division
Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)
Marine Orders - Part 54: Coastal Pilotage, Issue 5 2011 (Australian Government)
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