Maritime Safety QueenslandAddress: Buccaneer Drive Urangan QLD 4655
Telephone: 07 4194 9600
Maritime Safety QueenslandMaritime Safety Queensland is a government agency attached to the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Our role is to protect Queensland's waterways and the people who use them - providing safer, cleaner seas. Maritime Safety Queensland is responsible for:
- improving maritime safety for shipping and small craft through regulation and education
- minimising vessel-sourced waste and responding to marine pollution
- providing essential maritime services such asÃ‚ pilotage for regional ports and aids to navigation
- encouraging and supporting innovation in the maritime industry.
- Aquatic events
An aquatic event is an organised water activity such as boat or swimming races, sailing regattas, waterskiing competitions, or fireworks displays that are likely to affect the normal operation of ships in the area of the event. If you want to hold an aquatic event you will require a permit.
- Boating facilities
A list of boating facilities such as boat ramps and jetties in Queensland from south to north.
- Buoy moorings
Maritime Safety Queensland is responsible for the management and control of buoy moorings in Queensland waters.Ã‚ Buoy moorings are an accepted means of securing vessels, providing a suitable alternative to methods such as anchoring.
- Cyclone contingency plans
Cyclones typically strike between November and April. Boaties need to be prepared to protect themselves and their boats from the damage cyclones can cause.
- There are defined areas for various maritime-related activities. These include:
- Compulsory pilotage areas
- Pilotage areas
- Port limits
- Smooth and partially smooth limits
- Hydrographic survey standards
- Aquatic events
Maritime Safety Queensland has developed standards for hydrographic surveys within Queensland waters in consultation with all Queensland port authorities. These standards are based on the national Principles for Gathering and Processing Hydrographic Information in Australian Ports prepared by the Association of Australian Port and Marine Authorities (AAPMA). They supplement the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) Special Publication S44 which provides the minimum international standards for hydrographic surveys. The standards are to be used as a reference when undertaking hydrographic survey work for Maritime Safety Queensland.