Marine Order 42 (Carriage, stowage and securing of cargoes and containers) - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this standard if you are the master of a cargo ship. This does not apply to ships solely carrying passengers, bulk solid, liquid or gaseous cargoes.

The master of all other ships must ensure that the ship carries an approved Cargo Securing Manual prepared in accordance with this standard.

All cargoes must be loaded, stowed and secured throughout a voyage in accordance with the ships approved Cargo Securing manual.

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 AG

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 42 (Carriage, Stowage and Securing of Cargoes and Containers) 2016 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