Latest environmental laws – please read
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
As of 1st January 2012, Australia will have a new Marine Environmental Bill, which comes into line with international laws. It was decided last July at the International Maritime Organization in London.
The new legislation will;
The jurisdiction over Australia’s territorial sea has also been clarified.
- restrict the discharge of sewage from passenger ships in special areas;
- revise requirements relating to the disposal of garbage at sea;
- make mandatory the Energy Efficiency Design Index for new ships of 400 gross tonnage, and above, built on or after January 1, 2013 for international trade; and
- make mandatory the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan from that date for all ships of 400 gross tonnage and above that are engaged in international trade.
- States and territories for an area ranging from the low-water mark to a boundary of 3 nautical miles.
- The Commonwealth has the remaining area of 3 to 12 nautical miles from the low-water mark.
Information gathered from Lloyds List Australia