Bulk Carrier Construction - Australian Government


A bulk carrier that is a regulated Australian vessel must comply with requirements mentioned in the following sections of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Unified Requirements UR S:

  • UR S17 longitudinal strength of hull girder in flooded condition for bulk carriers
  • UR S20 evaluation of allowable hold loading for bulk carriers considering hold flooding
  • UR S18 evaluation of scantlings of corrugated transverse watertight bulkheads in bulk carriers considering hold flooding.

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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 35 (Additional safety measures for bulk carriers) 2014 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

Contact details

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Ship Safety Division

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 627 484
Phone: 02 6279 5000
Email: shipsafetyreqs@amsa.gov.au