Australia: Bunkers Convention

May 2021

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AMSA (Australia Maritime Safety Authority) has issued marine notice 03/2021 with information for ship owners and operators about the application of the Bunkers Convention in Australia.

The notice contains information for Australian registered ships as well as non-Australian registered ships about the requirements for a bunkers certificate. The notice also explains the requirements for oil tankers. If a ship to which the Bunkers Convention applies enters or leaves an Australian port or offshore facility and does not carry a valid bunkers certificate the owner or master of the ship may be subject to substantial penalties—up to AUD$555,000 for the owner and AUD$111,000 for the master.

The full text of AMSA Marine Notice 03/2021 can be read HERE

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Circular L.78 Entry into force of the Bunker Convention

Circular L.82 Entry into force of the Bunker Convention State Certification

Circular L.83 Entry into force of the Bunker Convention – State Certification

Circular L.146 Compulsory Insurance. Blue Cards