Qld Maritime Safety Update 182

Wednesday, January 12, 2022


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12 January 2022 | Update 182

Dear maritime colleagues,

Welcome to 2022, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Maritime Safety Queensland would like to thank the maritime industry for its continued hard work and dedication during this difficult time where the impacts of Covid are being felt right across the sector.

MSQ's current directions, vessel reporting statistics, as well as the last five daily updates, can be found on the MSQ website.

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 Hotspots and Exposure Venues please visit the Queensland Health website



Maritime Protocol – Update

Changes to the Protocol for maritime crew members joining or signing off a vessel in Queensland came into effect at 11.30am on 10 January 2022 to align requirements with the updated Border Restrictions Direction. Updates include maritime crew signing off vessels that have only undertaken inter and intrastate voyages and the crew are fully vaccinated. Off-signing crew can now depart Queensland via domestic air travel for another state provided the receiving state will accept them. Note that there are no quarantine updates to international air arrivals into Queensland and this process remains the same. The current version of the Maritime Protocol is Version 11.


Critically Essential Worker Requirements

Queensland Health made significant changes to the Isolation for Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 and Management of Close Contacts Direction (No.3) effective from 9.30am on 10 January 2022 as they relate to close contacts being able to leave quarantine to undertake work if they are in a 'critical industry' and where their specific role is a 'critically essential role'. Queensland Health has provided information to help industry understand this direction that can be found here.



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Keep safe,

Andrew Mahon
A/General Manager (Maritime Safety Queensland)
Department of Transport and Main Roads