Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

Australian Government outcomes are the intended results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Australian Government on the Australian community. Commonwealth programs are the primary vehicle by which government entities achieve the intended results of their outcome statements. Entities are required to identify the programs which contribute to Australian Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

Each outcome is described below together with its related programs. The following provides detailed information on expenses for each outcome and program, further broken down by funding source.

Note:
From 1 July 2015, performance reporting requirements in the Portfolio Budget Statements sit alongside those required under the enhanced commonwealth performance framework. It is anticipated that the performance criteria described in Portfolio Budget Statements will be read with broader information provided in an entity's corporate plans and annual performance statements—included in Annual Reports from October 2016—to provide an entity's complete performance story.

AMSA contributes to one Outcome and one Program, which is divided into two sub-programs:

Sub-program 1: Seafarer and 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.

Sub-program 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.

2.1: Budgeted expenses and performance for Outcome 1

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.

Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

This table below shows how much AMSA intends to spend (on an accrual basis) on achieving the outcome, broken down by program, as well as by Departmental funding sources.

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

Table 2.2: Program components for Outcome 1

Table 2.3: Performance criteria for Outcome 1

Table 2.3 below details the performance criteria for each program associated with Outcome 1. It also summarises how each program is delivered and where 2016–17 Budget measures have created new programs or materially changed existing programs.

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.
Program 1.1—Seafarer and ship safety, environment protection and search and rescue.
Sub-program 1.1.1.
Seafarer and ship safety and environment protection aims to minimise the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters through ship safety and environment protection regulation and services.
Delivery Activity: ensuring regulated vessels are operated safely and meeting standards
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers
Activity: preventing pollution from shipping
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers
Activity: supporting safe navigation
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, commercial and recreational seafarers
Activity: contributing to and implement international conventions
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers, international bodies (i.e., International Maritime Organization), other nations, other regulators (within Australia and internationally)
Activity: ensuring seafarer competency and welfare
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers, education and training bodies
Activity: building the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety
Target: domestic vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers
Performance information
YearPerformance criteria (a)Targets
2015–16 Inspection rate of risk assessed eligible foreign flag ships under the port State control program meets the following targets:  
  - priority one ships 88% (target: 80%)
  - priority two ships 70% (60%)
  - priority three ships 60% (40%)
  - priority four ships 39% (20%)
  Extent to which inspections of high risk ships are conducted within specified timeframes 100% (100%)
  Number of port and flag State ship inspections meets the following targets:  
  - All 10,400 (7,900)
  - Port State Inspections 3,800 (3,000)
  - Flag State Inspections 94 (60)
  Improvement in the standard of foreign flagged ships and Australian flagged ships (regulated under the Navigation Act 2012) operating in Australian waters, demonstrated through the:  
  - average number of deficiencies per inspection compared to a 10 year rolling average 2.18 (≤3.25)
  - percentage of ships detained as a proportion of all port State control inspections 6% (≤7.5%)
  - proportion of serious incidents to total port arrivals 0.002 (≤0.05)
  - age (years) of ships coming to Australia relative to the age of the ships in the worldwide fleet 8.4 (≤9.00)
  Regulatory measures introduced internationally or domestically are given effect within specified timeframes 100% (100%)
  Reduction over time in the ratio of reports to AMSA under the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 of significant pollution incidents compared to the total number of ship port visits to Australia 0% (<0.7%)
  Availability of the marine aids to navigation network complies with the targets set out in the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) guidelines 99.97% (100%)
  Improvement in the standard of foreign flagged ships and Australian flagged ships (regulated under the Navigation Act 2012) operating in Australian waters is demonstrated through the:  
  - average number of Maritime Labour Convention deficiencies per inspection compared to a rolling 10 year average 0.31 (≤0.50)
  - Onshore complaints made under Article 22 of the Maritime Labour Convention investigated within specified timeframes 100% (100%)
  Further develop service delivery partnerships with jurisdictions and arrangements for the national maritime safety regulation system by June 2016 Achieved (targeted timeframe)
2016–17 Inspection rate of risk assessed eligible foreign flag ships under the port State control program meets the following targets:  
  - priority one ships 80%
  - priority two ships 60%
  - priority three ships 40%
  - priority four ships 20%
  Extent to which inspections of high risk ships are conducted within specified timeframes 100%
  Number of port and flag state ship inspections meets the following targets:  
  - All 7,900
  - Port State Inspections 3,000
  - Flag State Inspections 60
  Improvement in the standard of foreign flagged ships and Australian flagged ships (regulated under the Navigation Act 2012) operating in Australian waters, demonstrated through the:  
  - average number of deficiencies per inspection compared to a 10 year rolling average ≤3.25
  - percentage of ships detained as a proportion of all port State control inspections ≤7.5%
  - proportion of serious incidents to total port arrivals ≤0.05
  - age (years) of ships coming to Australia relative to the age of the ships in the worldwide fleet ≤9.00
  Regulatory measures introduced internationally or domestically are given effect within specified timeframes 100%
  Reduction over time in the ratio of reports to AMSA under the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 of significant pollution incidents compared to the total number of ship port visits to Australia <0.7%
  Availability of marine aids to navigation network complies with the targets set out in the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) guidelines 100%
  Improvement in the standard of foreign flagged ships and Australian flagged ships (regulated under the Navigation Act 2012) operating in Australian waters is demonstrated through the:  
  - average number of Maritime Labour Convention deficiencies per inspection compared to a rolling 10 year average ≤0.50
  - Onshore complaints made under Article 22 of the Maritime Labour Convention investigated within specified timeframes 100%
  Assume responsibility for service delivery as the regulator for the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety by July 2017  
2017–18 and beyond As per 2016–17 As per 2016–17
Purposes AMSA's purpose is reflected in AMSA's corporate plan as follows:
Vision: Safe and clean seas, saving lives
Mission: Ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution, and rescuing people in distress
Roles:
  - promote maritime safety and protection of the marine environment
  - prevent and combat ship-sourced pollution in the marine environment
  - provide infrastructure to support safe navigation in Australian waters
  - provide, on request, services to the maritime industry on a commercial basis
  - provide, on request, services of a maritime nature on a commercial basis to the Commonwealth and/or states and territories
Material changes to Program 1.1 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 1.1, Sub-program 1.1.1.
  1. New or modified performance criteria that reflect new or materially changed programs are shown in italics.
Program 1.1—Seafarer and ship safety, environment protection and search and rescue.
Sub-program 1.1.2. Search and rescue aims to maximise the number of people saved from maritime and aviation incidents through coordinating search and rescue.
Delivery Activity: pre-emptively intervene to assure vessel safety
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers
Activity: saving lives daily through search and rescue
Target: persons in distress/lives at risk, emergency services
Activity: delivering an effective maritime incident response capability
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers, emergency services
Activity: delivering an effective marine pollution response capability
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers, State and Territory government, emergency services
Performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargets
2015–16 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) 99% (target: 100%)
  Provision of Rescue Coordination Centre with capacity to handle incidents and searches  
  - Incidents 7,300 (8,500)
  - Searches 500 (740)
  Availability of distress and safety communications services 99.95% (100%)
  Median time (minutes) for the Rescue Coordination Centre to initiate a response 27 (30)
  For incidents AMSA has search and rescue coordination responsibility for, the median time (minutes) for an asset to be on-scene:  
  - Daylight 94 (150)
  - Night 140 (180)
2016–17 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) 100%
  Provision of Rescue Coordination Centre with capacity to handle incidents and searches  
  - Incidents 8,500
  - Searches 740
  Availability of distress and safety communications services 100%
  Median time (minutes) for the Rescue Coordination Centre to initiate a response 30
  For incidents AMSA has search and rescue coordination responsibility for, the median time (minutes) for an asset to be on-scene:  
  - Daylight 150
  - Night 180
  Maritime environmental response capability is available to respond to a pollution incident 100%
2017–18 and beyond As per 2016–17 As per 2016–17
Purposes Vision: Safe and clean seas, saving lives
Mission: Ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution, and rescuing people in distress
  Roles
  - promote maritime safety and protection of the marine environment
  - prevent and combat ship-sourced pollution in the marine environment
  - provide a national search and rescue service to the maritime and aviation sectors
Material changes to Program 1.1 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 1.1, Sub- program 1.1.2.

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