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Title: Cruise Shipping within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park


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Cruise Shipping within the Great Barrier Reef
Marine Park
Andrew Skeat Executive Director
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Protecting one of the worlds natural wonders
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Protecting one of the worlds natural wonders
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GBR Cruise Shipping
  • 20 of world fleet permitted to operate in the
    GBR (35 permits)
  • 1 cruise ship is Australian flagged

5
GBR Cruise Shipping
  • 600 ship nights per year
  • 40 ships

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The Platform for Access
  • GBRMP is multiple use
  • Established by GBRMP Act
  • Goal is protection, wise use, enjoyment and
    understanding

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Management Framework
  • Zoning Plan

8
Designated Shipping Area
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Management Framework
  • Permits
  • Case by case impact assessment
  • Compulsory anchorages
  • Tailored permits
  • Charges

10
Management Framework
  • Plans of Management
  • High use areas - Cairns Area, Whitsundays
    Hinchinbrook
  • Ensures diversity of experience and activities
  • For all users establishes settings for group
    size, vessel size limits, and capped
    opportunities
  • Cruise ships must use local operators

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Management Framework
  • Compulsory pilotage
  • Compulsory anchorages near reefs
  • 25 Anchorages designated, individual applications
    assessed
  • Bookings required one only at a time

12
Management Framework
  • Partnerships
  • Best practice use eg. anchoring, fuel transfer,
    waste disposal, marine wildlife watching
  • Industry participation in planning partnership
    programs
  • Transit corridors

13
Moving on from here
PROTECTION
PRESENTATION
  • Risk assessment
  • Policy development
  • Simplified permits
  • Better information
  • More interpretation
  • Best practice

PARTNERSHIP
  • Developing partnerships
  • Reporting incidents
  • More training

14
Management Framework
  • Questions?
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