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Salvage Convention - Australian Government

Description

You will be required to comply with this convention if you intend to undertake salvage operations in Australian waters. A salvage operation is any act or activity undertaken to assist a vessel or other property in danger at sea.

Certain parts of the Salvage Convention (Articles 6 to 8, 12 to 19, 21 to 23, 26 and 30) have the force of law in Australia. The salvage convention includes obligations to carry out the operations with due care, and to minimise damage to the environment. It also has rules about payment and rewards for salvage operations and other legal requirements.

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

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Salvage Convention - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Marine Environment Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.