Making the rules easier to understand

AMSA released a draft of the NSCV Part F2 for public comment in January. The draft set out the requirements for Leisure craft and incorporated non-survey vessels (NSCV Part G).

After receiving feedback, in an effort to simplify the standard, AMSA has released a new format for standards called the Domestic Commercial Vessel Manual. These new manuals, along with an amendment to Marine Order 503, aim to improve readability and application of the document.

Changes include:

  • Language in the document has been simplified and content re-arranged
  • Required outcomes from the standard have been moved into Marine Order 503
  • The solutions for surveyed leisure craft vessels have been contained in one part of the manual, and the second part applies to non-survey vessels in Class 2, 3 and 4.

AMSA is seeking feedback on the proposed drafts that are now available for review on AMSA’s consultation page.

This page also contains the comments on the previous consultation version.

AMSA will continue to take this user friendly approach to its review of standards.