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This instrument determines the amount of compensation for the death or long-term disability suffered by a seafarer as a result of sickness or injury occurring while on board ships registered in the Australian International Shipping Register.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Registered 02 Aug 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-Aug-2016
Tabled Senate30-Aug-2016
Date ceased to have effect 31 Dec 2017
Ceased by Self Ceasing
Table of contents.

 

Shipping Registration (International Register—Minimum Compensation) Determination 2016

I, Darren Chester, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, make the following determination.

Dated 28 July 2016

Darren Chester

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

6............ Amount of compensation—death in 2016..................................................................... 2

7............ Amount of compensation—death in 2017..................................................................... 2

8............ Amount of compensation for 2016—long‑term disability............................................. 2

9............ Amount of compensation for 2017—long‑term disability............................................. 3

10.......... Repeal of this instrument............................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                                                       4

Australian International Shipping Register (Minimum Compensation) Determination 2012 4

 


1  Name

                   This is the Shipping Registration (International Register—Minimum Compensation) Determination 2016.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

3 August 2016

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsections 61AM(2) and (4) of the Shipping Registration Act 1981.

Note 1:       Under subsection 61AM(1) of the Shipping Registration Act 1981, the owner of a ship that is registered in the International Register must have a policy of insurance or indemnity that:

(a)    insures or indemnifies the owner for any liability of the owner to pay compensation for the death or long‑term disability suffered by a seafarer as a result of sickness or injury occurring while on board the ship; and

(b)    provides a level of insurance or indemnity that is sufficient to cover the amount of compensation that is determined by this instrument.

Note 2:       The amounts of compensation determined by this instrument are the same as the amounts of compensation set out in the ITF template agreement.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

5  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Shipping Registration Act 1981, including the following:

(a)    International Register;

(b)    ITF template agreement;

(c)    owner;

(d)    seafarer;

(e)    ship.

                   In this instrument:

senior officer means a seafarer performing the work of master, chief officer, chief engineer or first engineer.

6  Amount of compensation—death in 2016

                   The amount of compensation for the death of a seafarer in 2016 as a result of sickness or injury occurring while on board a ship is the sum, in US dollars, of the following amounts:

                     (a)  $98,848 for the seafarer’s immediate next of kin;

                     (b)  $19,770 for each dependent child of the seafarer who is under 18, for a maximum of 4 children.

7  Amount of compensation—death in 2017

                   The amount of compensation for the death of a seafarer in 2017 as a result of sickness or injury occurring while on board a ship is the sum, in US dollars, of the following amounts:

                     (a)  $102,308 for the seafarer’s immediate next of kin;

                     (b)  $20,462 for each dependent child of the seafarer who is under 18, for a maximum of 4 children.

8  Amount of compensation for 2016—long‑term disability

             (1)  This section sets out the amount of compensation for 2016 for long‑term disability suffered by a seafarer as a result of sickness or injury occurring while on board a ship.

            (2)   For a degree of disability mentioned in column 1 of an item of the following table, the amount of compensation is the amount, in US dollars, mentioned in the item in whichever of column 2, 3 or 4 applies to the seafarer.

 

Amount of compensation for 2016—long‑term disability

Item

Column 1

If the degree of disability suffered, expressed as a percentage, is:

Column 2

the amount for a rating is:

Column 3

the amount for a junior officer is:

Column 4

the amount for a senior officer is:

1

100

98,848

131,797

164,745

2

75

74,136

98,848

123,559

3

60

59,308

79,078

98,848

4

50

49,424

65,899

82,373

5

40

39,539

52,719

65,899

6

30

29,655

39,539

49,424

7

20

19,770

26,359

32,950

8

10

9,885

13,180

16,475

 

             (3)  For a degree of disability (including a degree of disability of less than 10%) not mentioned in column 1 of the table in subsection (2), the amount of compensation is the amount, in US dollars, worked out on a pro‑rata basis.

9  Amount of compensation for 2017—long‑term disability

             (1)  This section sets out the amount of compensation for 2017 for long‑term disability suffered by a seafarer as a result of sickness or injury occurring while on board a ship.

            (2)   For a degree of disability mentioned in column 1 of an item of the following table, the amount of compensation is the amount, in US dollars, mentioned in the item in whichever of column 2, 3 or 4 applies to the seafarer.

 

Amount of compensation for 2017—long‑term disability

Item

Column 1

If the degree of disability suffered, expressed as a percentage, is:

Column 2

the amount for a rating is:

Column 3

the amount for a junior officer is:

Column 4

the amount for a senior officer is:

1

100

102,308

136,410

170,512

2

75

76,731

102,308

127,884

3

60

61,384

81,846

102,308

4

50

51,154

68,206

85,257

5

40

40,923

54,565

68,206

6

30

30,693

40,923

51,154

7

20

20,462

27,282

34,104

8

10

10,231

13,642

17,052

 

             (3)  For a degree of disability (including a degree of disability of less than 10%) not mentioned in column 1 of the table in subsection (2), the amount of compensation is the amount, in US dollars, worked out on a pro‑rata basis.

10  Repeal of this instrument

                   This instrument is repealed at the end of 31 December 2017.