New watertight and weathertight integrity standards came into effect on January 1st, 2023, for new domestic commercial vessel builds, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority informed on its website.
The new standards replace three technical standards contained in the Uniform Shipping Laws (USL) Code.
Compliance with the new standards will not be mandatory until January 1st, 2025.
New vessel constructions commencing in this period will have the option of complying with either NSCV section C2 or USL Code sections 5C, 5D and 7.
However, vessel owners will need to comply with one or the other, not elements of both.
Learn more about NSCV C2 and the available tools HERE
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