IMO Resolution A.997(25): Survey Guidelines Under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification, 2007 - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this standard if you operate a ship registered in Australia, or any ship in the territorial sea of Australia.

Initial renewal and annual load line surveys of ships must be carried out in accordance with Article 14 of the Load Line Convention and IMO Resolution A.997(25).

All ships, other than fishing vessels, which are over 24 metres in length must have a load line certificate. A load line certificate is only issued if certain conditions are met, including passing initial and periodical surveys and inspections.

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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Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 AG

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 16 (Load Lines) 2014 AG

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
Phone: 02 6279 5000