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AUSMEPA, the Australian Marine
Environment Protection Association,
has produced a new 13-minute DVD
advising crews visiting Australia of their
environmental obligations while in
To be distributed by the Australian
Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to all
ships visiting Australia, the short film
covers topics including protection of the
sea conventions and legislation in
Australia, waste disposal processes and
reception facilities, oil and garbage record
books, the reporting of ship-sourced
pollution, Australian ballast water
requirements, port state control in
Australia and MARPOL obligations.
According to AUSMEPA, the purpose
of the film is to both educate visiting
crews as to their obligations and to
orient and encourage crews toward a
better environmental practice and
greater appreciation of the Australian
The clear, professionally produced
film places Australia's strict
environmental obligations into context
by explaining the fragility of the
marine environment and the seriousness
with which the island continent,
almost wholly dependent on the sea
for imports and exports, approaches
the question of marine pollution and
The DVD has been funded by the
sponsors of AUSMEPA with assistance from
a variety of Australian and international
AUSMEPA produces new "Welcome to Australia" DVD
The new film provides education and
encouragement to visiting crews to respect the
Australian environment and environmental laws
Sydney Fish Market (SFM) was named
the Supplier of the Year at the 2009
Restaurant & Catering New South Wales
Metropolitan Awards for Excellence on
The Supplier of the Year award
recognised SFM for providing both quality
and consistent service to the restaurant
and catering industry.
Suppliers were nominated for the
award by Restaurant and Catering New
South Wales members and voted for by
the organisation's committee.
Louise Nock, Marketing and
Communications Manager at SFM, said
the award was an honour.
"SFM is delighted to receive this
fantastic award. There really is no higher
praise for our working fish market than
to be named the premier industry
supplier by members of Restaurant and
Catering New South Wales," she said.
The awards were presented at the
Sydney Convention and Exhibition
Centre in Darling Harbour in front of
800 guests including the industry's best
chefs, restaurateurs and waiters.
SFM also sponsored the Seafood
Restaurant categories at the Awards.
Garfish in Manly and The Boathouse on
Blackwattle Bay received the Seafood
Restaurant, Formal and Informal Awards.
SFM has been recognised at the 2009 Restaurant
& Catering New South Wales Metropolitan
Awards for Excellence
Sydney Fish Market named supplier of the year
The Mission to Seafarers Victoria awarded the 2009 ANL
Acquisitive Maritime Art Prize to Sydney artist Don Talintyre
on October 8.
Over 300 guests attended the gala opening of the exhibition
and watched as Ian Redfern, General Manager of Coastal Trades
& Logistics, ANL Container Line presented Mr Talintyre with the
$15,000 first prize.
Judges Ron Mather and Andrew Sibley said that it was a
unanimous decision to choose the oil on canvas painting, "Fury
of the Sea" as this year's winner.
Other winners were Julian Bruere, who won the Best in
Traditional Marine Art Acquisitive Award with his watercolour
"Men O' War -- 1794", sponsored by the ASP Group, and Jason
Roberts, winner of the Best Representation of Victorian Maritime
History with his watercolour "Dockside, Polly Woodside",
sponsored by the Maritime Heritage Association of Victoria.
2009 ANL Acquisitive Maritime Art Prize awarded
"Fury of the Sea" by Don Talintyre (Oil on canvas)
The National Marine Safety Committee
(NMSC) has released a draft standard on
Competencies for Trainee Marine Pilots
for public comment and feedback.
Margie O'Tarpey, CEO of NMSC, said
that many ports are finding it difficult to
attract marine pilots because of the
pre-requisite requirement of Master Class 1.
"This new standard will not only
address the skill shortage but will ensure a
constant supply of pilots in future," Ms
"The new standard will assist Marine
Safety Agencies to achieve a national
approach to this important role and this
will in turn lead to a more fluid
movement of marine pilots around the
country," she said.
Marine pilotage involves directing and
controlling the movement of a vessel
through near-shore and inshore waters
unfamiliar to the ship's master -- or
providing navigation advice to the master
for this purpose.
New national draft standard for Australia's trainee pilots
The new standard is designed to ensure a future
supply of trained pilots
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