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Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information

The Australian Government requires agencies to measure their intended and actual performance in terms of outcomes. Government outcomes are the results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Government on the Australian community. Agencies are required to identify the programs which demonstrate their contribution to Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

AMSA's outcome is described below, together with its program and subprograms, specifying the performance indicators and targets used to assess and monitor the performance of AMSA in achieving government outcomes.

Outcome 1: Minimise the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters through ship safety and environment protection regulation and services and maximise people saved from maritime and aviation incidents through search and rescue coordination.

Figure 2.1 summarises the relationship between AMSA's outcome, AMSA's program, subprograms and the involvement of AMSA's Divisions in delivering each subprogram.

AMSA's Program: Ship Safety, Environment Protection and Search and Rescue is divided into two subprograms:

Subprogram 1.1: Ship Safety and Environment Protection aims to achieve the first part of AMSA's Outcome: Minimising the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters through ship safety and environment protection regulation and services.

Subprogram 1.2: Search and Rescue aims to achieve the second part of AMSA's Outcome: Maximising the number of people saved from maritime and aviation incidents through search and rescue coordination.

Outcome 1 Strategy

AMSA is focusing in 2009-10 on the implementation of the following strategies in the two key operational areas, which correspond to AMSA's two subprograms:

1. Ship Safety and Environment Protection (Subprogram 1.1)

Ship Safety

  • provide a network of aids to navigation, including an Under Keel Clearance Management System in the Torres Strait.
  • identify and deter unseaworthy and substandard ships operating in Australian waters.
  • assess the impact of an increasing level of ships in environmentally-sensitive waters.
  • provide a system of seagoing training and certification.
  • enhance Australia's maritime safety regulatory system consistent with international standards.
  • provide an effective enforcement regime for ship safety within the Commonwealth jurisdiction.
  • promote a maritime safety culture within the industry.
  • influence the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of international ship safety standards.
  • maximise use of technological advances to improve ship safety.

Environment Protection

  • provide an effective ship safety program that reduces the likelihood of shipping incidents that could impact on the environment.
  • provide ship sourced pollution response services consistent with international obligations, regional arrangements and the Inter-Governmental Agreement.
  • provide timely and appropriate emergency response services to shipping casualties.
  • enhance Australia's marine environment protection regulatory system consistent with international standards.
  • influence the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of international environment protection standards, and the operation of international liability and compensation schemes for ship-sourced marine pollution.
  • provide effective enforcement regime for marine environment protection within the Commonwealth jurisdiction.
  • progress strategic management and operational issues through relevant forums and stakeholder groups.
  • promote effective co-operative arrangements for pollution prevention and cleanup.
  • support by effective public awareness campaigns.
  • maximise use of technological advances to improve pollution response capabilities.

2. Search and Rescue (Subprogram 1.2)

  • coordinate maritime and aviation search and rescue services
  • operate Australia's Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) on a 24 hour basis.
  • maintain maritime safety and distress communication services.
  • track vessel and aircraft movements for emergency response purposes.
  • ensure search and rescue units and resources are available to respond to incidents in a timely manner.
  • promote public education campaigns.
  • maximise use of technological advances to improve search and rescue capabilities.
  • provide internationally recognised training for search and rescue personnel.

Outcome 1 budgeted expenses and resources

Table 2.1 provides an overview of the total expenses for Outcome 1, by subprogram.

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses and resources for Outcome 1 

Contributions to Outcome 1

Program 1.1: Ship Safety, Environment Protection and Search and Rescue

Program 1.1 Objective: Minimise the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters and maximise the number of people saved from aviation and maritime incidents by:
  • Regulating ship safety and environment protection standards and monitoring ship compliance with these standards.
  • Responding to ship sourced marine pollution risks.
  • Providing systems to aid safe marine navigation.
  • Providing 24 hour maritime and aviation search and rescue coordination.

Program 1.1 Key performance indicators
The following key performance indicators, addressing key features of the program, measure the effectiveness of the program in meeting its objectives.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Subprogram 1.1: Ship safety and environment protection

Reduction over time in the ratio of reports to AMSA under the Navigation Act 1912 and the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) 1983 of serious pollution incidents and significant ship operational incidents compared to the total number of ship port visits to Australia and the average number of deficiencies per ship inspection.

Targeted rates:
Pollution incidents: 0.7
Ship operation incidents: 0.2%
Ship inspection deficiencies: 3.25 average per inspection
2008-09 Revised budget Targeted rates
2009-10 Budget Targeted rates
2010-11 Forward year 1 Targeted rates
2011-12 Forward year 2 Targeted rates
2012-13 Forward year 3 Targeted rates
Subprogram 1.2: Search and Rescue
Maximise percentage of saved lives as a proportion of lives at risk. (A person is defined as being at risk if the person has a chance of surviving the initial maritime or aviation incident). 2008-09 Revised budget 100%
2009-10 Budget 100%
2010-11 Forward year 1 100%
2011-12 Forward year 2 100%
2012-13 Forward year 3 100%

Program 1.1 Expenses




($'000)
2008-09
Revised
Budget
2009-10
Budget
2010-11
Forward
year 1
2011-12
Forward
year 2
2012-13
Forward
year 3
Annual departmental expenses  
Departmental item 55 926 55 231 51 190 52 289 53 372
Special Appropriations  
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 - s48 64 097 65 861 80 331 82 231 82 231
Expenses not assigned with
appropriation
11 760 11 800 4 376 4 523 7 164
Total program expenses 131 783 132 892 135 897 139 043 142 767

Program 1.1 Deliverables
Deliverables Year Target
Ship safety and environment regulatory and compliance monitoring systems
Improved standard of foreign ships operating in Australian waters (Quality).

Targeted rate:

Declining trend in detention rate and average number of deficiencies per inspection.
2008-09 Revised budget Targeted rate
2009-10 Budget Targeted rate
2010-11 Forward year 1 Targeted rate
2011-12 Forward year 2 Targeted rate
2012-13 Forward year 3 Targeted rate
Proportion of issues raised by AMSA satisfactorily addressed at relevant international forums (Quality). 2008-09 Revised budget 100%
2009-10 Budget 100%
2010-11 Forward year 1 100%
2011-12 Forward year 2 100%
2012-13 Forward year 3 100%
Inspection rate of risk assessed eligible foreign flag ships (Quality).

Targeted rates:
Single hull tankers: 100 %
Priority one ships: 80 %
Priority two ships: 60 %
Priority three ships: 40 %
Priority four ships: 20 %
2008-09 Revised budget Targeted rates
2009-10 Budget Targeted rates
2010-11 Forward year 1 Targeted rates
2011-12 Forward year 2 Targeted rates
2012-13 Forward year 3 Targeted rates
Number of port and flag State ship inspections (Quantity). Targeted rates:
Port State inspections: 2,800
Flag State inspections: 95
2008-09 Revised budget Targeted rates
2009-10 Budget Targeted rates
2010-11 Forward year 1 Targeted rates
2011-12 Forward year 2 Targeted rates
2012-13 Forward year 3 Targeted rates
Marine pollution and emergency response services to shipping incidents
Availability of pollution response resources and equipment to a pollution incident (Quality). 2008-09 Revised budget 100%
2009-10 Budget 100%
2010-11 Forward year 1 100%
2011-12 Forward year 2 100%
2012-13 Forward year 3 100%
Availability of emergency response capability (Quality).

Targeted rate:
100 % availability of emergency towage vessels in line with contract terms.
2008-09 Revised budget Targeted rate
2009-10 Budget Targeted rate
2010-11 Forward year 1 Targeted rate
2011-12 Forward year 2 Targeted rate
2012-13 Forward year 3 Targeted rate
A national network of systems to aid marine navigation
Availability of marine aids to navigation network (Quality).

International standards:
Visual: Category 1 99.8 %
  Category 2 99.0 %
  Category 3 97.0 %
Racons: 99.6 %
Tideguages: 99.6 %
DGPS: 99.6 %
REEFVTS Radar: 99.6 %
AIS: 99.6 %
AIS (non REEFVTS): 99.8 %
Unlit Beacons: 95.0 %
Topmarks/
daymarks
95.0 %
2008-09 Revised budget International standards
2009-10 Budget International standards
2010-11 Forward year 1 International standards
2011-12 Forward year 2 International standards
2012-13 Forward year 3 International standards
National Rescue Coordination Centre providing 24 hour coordination of aviation and maritime search and rescue and distress and safety communications services
Provision of Rescue Coordination Centre with capacity to handle incidents and searches (Quantity). 2008-09 Revised budget 15,000 incidents and 500 searches
2009-10 Budget 15,000 incidents and 500 searches
2010-11 Forward year 1 15,000 incidents and 500 searches
2011-12 Forward year 2 15,000 incidents and 500 searches
2012-13 Forward year 3 15,000 incidents and 500 searches
Availability of each system providing distress and safety communications services (Quality). 2008-09 Revised budget 99.5%
2009-10 Budget 99.5%
2010-11 Forward year 1 99.5%
2011-12 Forward year 2 99.5%
2012-13 Forward year 3 99.5%
Number of search and rescue units (Quantity). 2008-09 Revised budget 5 dedicated and 50 on opportunity basis
2009-10 Budget 5 dedicated and 50 on opportunity basis
2010-11 Forward year 1 5 dedicated and 50 on opportunity basis
2011-12 Forward year 2 5 dedicated and 50 on opportunity basis
2012-13 Forward year 3 5 dedicated and 50 on opportunity basis
Median time for the Rescue Coordination Centre to initiate a response (Quality). 2008-09 Revised budget 30 minutes
2009-10 Budget 30 minutes
2010-11 Forward year 1 30 minutes
2011-12 Forward year 2 30 minutes
2012-13 Forward year 3 30 minutes


Figure 2.1: AMSA's Outcome, Programs and Divisions

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