You are required to comply with this Marine Order if you intend to operate a regulated Australian vessel.
This Order establishes controls on anti-fouling systems in order to prevent damage caused to marine organisms by harmful substances. Anti-fouling systems are defined as any coating, paint, surface treatment, surface or device that is used on a ship to control or prevent attachment of unwanted organisms, which may slow down a ship and increase fuel consumption.
The controls prescribed in the Order are aimed at preventing the use of any anti-fouling material which may persist in the water with the potential of killing sealife, harming the environment, or entering the food chain.
The use of anti-fouling systems must be approved by the agency. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.