A small group of commercial vessels only operating in Queensland waters are excluded from the national system. These commercial vessels are generally associated with surf life saving, schools and inland waterways. These operations will continue to be regulated under the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 (TOMSA). If you fall into this category, or you are unsure, please contact your local Maritime Safety Queensland regional office for further advice.
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Definition of terms
includes any barge, hulk or like vessel possessing no independent motive power or means of propelling itself.
includes any ship, boat, dinghy, lighter, barge, punt, hulk, raft, houseboat, pontoon, seaplane, air cushion, vessel or like vessel, designed for any purpose on the sea or in navigation.
Maritime Safety Queensland
Safety Standards Branch
Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 (Queensland)
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