Survival at Sea Manual - Australian Government


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

The master of a ship must ensure that there is a copy of Survival at Sea at or near the cabin berth of each crew member. Each member of a ship's crew must be familiar with its contents.

During emergency drills, every person in charge of a survival craft must instruct and examine each person assigned to the craft in accordance with the Survival at Sea Manual.

Survival at sea is a comprehensive guide on distress situations and emergencies at sea.

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.

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Comply All Survival at Sea Manual - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

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