International Convention on Load Lines 1966 (The Load Lines Convention) - Australian Government

Description

You will 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 Load Line Convention has the force of law in Australia. The load line convention places limitations on the draught to which a ship may be loaded. It also contains safety measures concerning doors, freeing ports, hatchways and other items that are designed to ensure the watertight integrity of ships' hulls.

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 can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Resources
Comply Convention on Load Lines - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 AG

Regulation(s) name

Marine Orders - Part 16: Load Lines, Issue 3 2004 AG

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

Contact details

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

Enquiries

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