East Timor Sea Treaty  


ARTICLE 17   Petroleum industry vessel - safety, operating standards and crewing  
Except as otherwise provided in this Treaty, vessels of the nationality of Australia or East Timor engaged in petroleum activities in the JPDA shall be subject to the law of their nationality in relation to safety and operating standards and crewing regulations. Vessels with the nationality of other countries shall apply the law of Australia or East Timor depending on whose ports they operate, in relation to safety and operating standards, and crewing regulations. Such vessels that enter the JPDA and do not operate out of either Australia or East Timor under the law of both Australia or East Timor shall be subject to the relevant international safety and operating standards.


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