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Acronyms and abbreviations

Acronym/ Abbreviation

Meaning

AIS

Automatic Identification System

AMSA

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

AMSA Act

Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990

ANAO

Australian National Audit Office

APHoMSA

Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies

ARC

AMSA Response Centre

AtoN

Aid(s) to navigation

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

DCV

Domestic Commercial Vessel

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DGPS

Differential Global Positioning System

EPIRB

Emergency position indicating radio beacon

FSC

Flag State control

FSM

Free surface movement

GPS

Global Positioning System

IALA

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

IMO

International Maritime Organization

ISO

International Standards Organization

KPI

Key performance indicator

MARPOL

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

National Law

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012

National plan

National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies

National system

National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety

PBS

Portfolio budget statements

PGPA Act

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

PID Act

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

PSC

Port State control

RPF

Regulator Performance Framework

SAR

Search and rescue