AMSA announces that from 1 January 2023, Marine Order 52 (Yachts and Training Vessels) 2022 will enter into force. Marine Order 52 (MO52) sets out survey, maintenance and certification requirements for Australian Regulated Vessels (RAVs) that are yachts or training vessels.
T.The new MO52 incorporates the Red Ensign Group (REG) Yacht Code Part A and the accompanying Australian National Annex. REG Yacht Code Part A updates the REG Large Yacht Code (known as the LY3 Code) and does the following:
- Further develop the established LY3 code industry standard
- Adopting more from industry best practices, offering more flexibility and innovation in yacht design and construction
- Under the provisions of the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and the International Convention for Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW), equivalent provide an arrangement,
- Applies to yachts designed and built after 1 January 2019.
The LY3 Code and the accompanying Australian Annex to the LY3 Code will continue to apply to ships designed and constructed under the LY3 Code before 1 January 2019.
Yachts and training vessels, including large yachts, must continue to comply with all international agreements, not modified by the Maritime Order, relating to the size and operation of their vessels.
Marine Order 52 does not apply to domestic merchant vessels (DCV) or recreational vessels.