You must comply with this standard if you are the operator of a Regulated Australian Vessel, or if you are the operator of a foreign vessel that is either:
- 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 internationally accepted principles set out the minimum requirements for the safe manning of vessels with regards to the number of qualified and experienced seafarers on board for the safety of the ship, crew, passengers, cargo and property.