Going Deeper
Anna Maersk
The MV Kapadokia

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) in Canberra is responsible for implementing regulations to ensure ships visiting our ports are safe and that they do not cause pollution. How AMSA achieves this can be found at www.amsa.gov.au in particular check the section on marine environment protection

The maritime safety and marine environment protection regulations implemented by AMSA are firstly agreed internationally at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), see www.imo.org. IMO is the United Nation’s technical body responsible for maritime safety and marine environment protection.

Check out the sections on Safty and Environment.

The Australian Shipowners Association (ASA) also provides information on what the shipping industry is doing to reduce pollution of the marine environment including use of double hull tankers; air pollution and use of non toxic antifouling paint see www.asa.com.au and check out the section on Health Safety and the Environment.