• Vessel

    Any kind of vessel that is used, or capable of being used, in navigation by water, however propelled or moved and includes:

    1. a ship, barge, lighter, floating restaurant or other floating vessel
    2. an air-cushion vehicle or other similar craft, that is used for navigation by water
    3. an aircraft capable of manoeuvring on the water, for as long as that aircraft is on the water
    4. any other type of craft defined in any applicable law to be a ‘vessel’.
  • Berthed Vessel

    A vessel secured to a wharf, jetty or pier, or to another berthed vessel

  • Channel or Fairway

    That part of the body of water, within the port waters, of sufficient depth to be used by vessels of commerce for navigation that is either marked with navigation aids or an open area of water that connects the marked channels or channel approaches

  • Gas-Free

    A tank or space that has been thoroughly cleaned and ventilated in accordance with the requirements of AS 2865 or to current ISGOTT gas-free standards, and has been tested and certified by a competent person

  • Gross Under-Keel Clearance

    The difference between the static draught of a vessel and the declared depth (on the large scale chart) of the seabed it is traversing

  • Harbour Master

    Includes a person authorised by a licensed Harbour Master under Chapter 6 of the Marine Safety Act 2010 to exercise the functions of the Harbour Master


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  • Licensed Harbour Master

    A Harbour Master licensed under Chapter 6 of the Marine Safety Act 2010 for the Port waters

  • Master

    A person having the actual or lawful command or charge of a vessel for the time being (and where the context so requires includes any person who is acting as the pilot of that vessel)

  • Pilot

    A person who is licensed as a pilot under Chapter 7 of the Marine Safety Act 2010

  • Port Phillip Heads

    An imaginary straight line between Point Lonsdale and Point Nepean

  • Port Working Vessel

    A vessel engaged in, or intended for, commercial, support or maintenance activities relevant to the port activities (i.e. dredge, pile driving barge, floating crane, work boat, tug, etc.)

  • Port waters

    The waters of the port of Geelong declared by Order in Council made under Section 5(2) of the Port Management Act 1995


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  • Tanker

    A vessel constructed or adapted for the carriage of liquid cargoes or gas in bulk (including oil, chemicals and liquefied gas) and is listed in Column 6 (Ship Type) of Lloyd’s Register of Ships as a Tanker.