Global Maritime Distress Safety System - Australian Government

Description

You must comply with these guidelines if you intend to install a ship earth station and you are the operator of a regulated Australian vessel or a foreign vessel that is one of the following:

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

These guidelines set out the specifications for the installation of a ships earth station and operation of maritime mobile and satellite services.

Please consult the Agency Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance 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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Navigation Safety and International Division

Contact details

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