The Marine Safety Branch of the Department of Transport is responsible for marine safety and pollution regulation matters in the Northern Territory. The aim is to ensure boating is both safe and enjoyable. This is achieved through education, regulation and the sponsorship of facilities such as navigation aids.
The NT Marine Act and Regulations cover safe boating practices applicable to pleasure craft whilist commercial vessels are regulated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) under the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 with the Marine Safety Branch delivering services in the Territory as a delegate of AMSA.
Boating is a great part of the Territory lifestyle, but there's no need to take unnecessary risk - so Play Safe on our Waterways!!
Our beautiful harbour and extraordinary river systems provide some of the best fishing and recreational boating in the world, but we all need to follow safe boating practices too.
Standard Communications Pty Ltd designs and manufactures a range of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB's) that are marketed globally under the GME brand.
As a result of the market place feedback Standard Communications Pty Ltd has become aware of a small number of instances where GME EPIRB's have failed the self-test procedure. A consequence of such failure may mean the EPRIB will not operate in an emergency situation.
Owners of all GME EPIRB's are required to undertake an immediate test of their beacon.
Please read the fact sheet to ensure your EPIRB is functioning as designed.
A career in the Maritime Industry is very broad and could include being the Captain of an International Ship, a Skipper of a Commercial Fishing Vessel, an Engineer keeping ships operational, a Naval Architect designing and building ships or an Hydrographer charting the sea floor.
For more information on any of these exciting career prospects please visit the website of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority or visit the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council website.