Technical Circular No:61/2018

Subject: Liberia- Facilitating Compliance without PSC Attendance at Australian ports.

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  1. The Liberia Maritime Authority has issued marine advisory: 06/2018 dated 31 July 2018 (Copy attached) stating that administration is developing a program jointly with AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) intended to facilitate compliance verifications of Liberian flagged vessels calling at Australian ports without AMSA attendance.

2. AMSA has agreed to let the administration take the lead on any vessel inspection provided the Master, owner or operator:

  • Notifies the administration in advance of the vessel’s arrival
  • Includes a report of any safety concerns in form AMSA355
  • Confirms Liberian inspector attendance

3. The Administration can then assist with arranging the flag inspection, at a reduced cost to owners and operators if outside the normal ASI window, and working with the operator to notify AMSA of the actions and plan for repair (if necessary).

  1. Ship owners/ operators and masters of Liberia flagged vessels are advised to be guided by above.


  1. Marine Advisory:06/2018 of  The Republic of Liberia


This Technical Circular and the material contained in it is provided only for the purpose of supplying current information to the reader and not as an advice to be relied upon by any person. While we have taken utmost care to be as factual as possible, readers/ users are advised to verify the exact text and content of the Regulation from the original source/ issuing Authority.

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