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TSRA Rangers demonstrate commitment to vessel safety

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Ranger Program recently conducted its vessel safety management system training on Thursday Island.

Held in conjunction with Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on Tuesday 30 July, the training is a requirement of AMSA and the TSRA vessel safety committee.

TSRA Chairperson, Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM, said that the safe operational procedures of our vessel fleet are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure compliance and safety obligations are maintained.

“The TSRA Ranger Program is one of very few Government agencies to operate a fleet of vessels within the Torres Strait waters and have been doing so competently for more than six years,” Mr Stephen said.

“The Ranger program prides itself on the safe operation of its fleet of nine vessels and works hard to meet the requirements of AMSA and the TSRA vessel safety committee which oversees the maintenance of safe operational procedures.

“A key factor to maintaining our fleet vessel management is to review our procedures regularly and ensure compliance to the relevant legislation”

The training provided an excellent opportunity for TSRA Ranger staff to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and commitment to the safety of our vessel fleet and the Rangers teams.

The participants involved in the training included: 15 Ranger Program staff (including Ranger representatives from each of the nine island communities where TSRA vessels are based), Ranger Program supervisors, AMSA staff as well as the TSRA Land and See Management Unit (LSMU) Ranger Operations Manager.

Pictured: TSRA Vessel Safety Committee and AMSA Representative at Thursday Island.

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