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Focus area E4: Community education

AMSA has delivered a range of programs to raise operator and seafarer awareness of their obligations under the national system for domestic commercial vessels. This has included material through our social media channels, website and network of marine inspectors and liaison officers.

We have published a monthly AMSA update newsletter on topics such as regulations, safety, incidents and events. The newsletter has more than 22,000 subscribers.Through the year we delivered targeted safety campaigns such as a series of safety management system workshops and dory safety campaigns (see Case study: Safety Management System workshops, and Case study: Fishing dory safety campaign).

We also engaged directly with the maritime industry and seafarers though our network of AMSA liaison officers who have attended local events across the country ranging from the Australian wooden boat festival in Hobart, to the Hervey Bay seafood festival.