As shipping operations in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic waters increase over time there is a corresponding increase in the risk of a maritime emergency. A range of maritime emergencies has occurred over time, with the loss of lives and vessels; and maritime pollution events. Responding to a maritime emergency in Antarctica is limited by natural challenges, the remoteness of the region and the limited availability of suitably ice-rated response vessels. Vessel owners and operators must be aware of the dangers and risks of operating in Antarctic waters and be appropriately prepared. Australia proposes that the Commission amend Conservation Measure 10-02 to require minimum standards for vessels licensed to fish in the CCAMLR Area regarding suitable survival and communication equipment. A draft amendment to CM 10-02 is at Attachment A.