Notices to Mariners

M057-20 COVID 19 – Tasmanian State of Emergency – declaration requirements for the arrival of recreational vessels and DCVs in Tasmania

Notice No.

Any recreational vessel arriving into Tasmanian waters from interstate is required to contact the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 immediately on arrival, prior to anyone disembarking from the vessel.

The vessel will then be directed as to the self-isolation requirements that will apply to those on board the vessel.

Tasmania Police and Biosecurity Tasmania will ensure compliance with the self-isolation measures, helping people to access support and follow up to ensure the process is adhered to.

These requirements also apply to any Domestic Commercial Vessel (DCV) whose arrival into Tasmania does not occur through a regulated TasPorts’ port where submission of Vessel Movement Advice (VMA) is a requirement.

Breaching the self-isolation process, including declaration of the vessel’s arrival, may incur a penalty of up to $16,800.

Commercial fishers and recreational boaters do not need to self-isolate if they have not set foot interstate or overseas, and have not taken on crew from interstate and overseas in the past 14 days.

M056-20 is cancelled.