House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Transport, Communications and Infrastructure

Inquiry into ship safety


On 17 December 1992, the House Standing Committee on Transport, Communications and Infrastructure tabled its report on the inquiry into ship safety entitled Ships of shame.

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This report is available in two parts to reduce download size.
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 6 chapters and 10 appendices.

Ships of shame

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 4 (PDF 3222KB)
Committee Membership, Contents, Prefac, Terms of Reference, Overview and List of Recommendations

Ch1: Introduction

Ch2: The players and the industry
Ch3: The issues
Ch4: Regulatory system

Part B: Chapter 5 to Appendix 10 (end) (PDF 3387KB)

Ch5: Recent developments
Ch6: Recommendations

Appendix 1: Dry bulk carrier losses 1988-1991
Appendix 2: Conduct of the inquiry, evidence and witnesses
Appendix 3: Australian ship reporting area
Appendix 4: Principal International Conventions of IMO
Appendix 5: ILO Convention 147
Appendix 6: Regulations and Orders under the Navigation Act 1912
Appendix 7: Classification Society Memorandum of Understanding
Appendix 8: Measures designed to improve bulk carrier safety
Appendix 9: Proposal for guidelines for enhanced survey program for bulk carriers
Appendix 10: Points system for PSC targeting

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