International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Resolutions Concerning Fishing Vessels - Australian Government

Description

You may require these standards if you intend to work as part of a crew on a fishing vessel.

The standards apply to Australian fishing vessels, as well as vessels' involved in overseas voyages:

  • A certificate or other document certifying knowledge and experience consistent with Annex 2, 3, 4 or 5 to IMO Resolution A.539(13) qualifies a person to work as a skipper or officer in charge of a navigational watch of a fishing vessel of 24 metres in length or over;
  • A certificate or other document certifying knowledge and experience consistent with the Annex to IMO Resolution A.576(14) qualifies a person to work as a skipper or officer in charge of a navigational watch of a fishing vessel less than 24 metres in length;
  • A certificate or other document certifying knowledge and experience consistent with the Annex to IMO Resolution A.623(15) qualifies a person to work as a chief engineer or second engineer of a fishing vessel powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more.

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 Resolutions Concerning Fishing Vessels - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

Contact details

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Enquiries

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6279 5000