18R4 covers four new enhancements for MSIC
The software update will occur on the 21st of August at 2:00pm (Sydney time) and will be unavailable for 45 minutes.
- Discretionary approvals can now be issued for the full term of a card; The period of issue for a discretionary approval will start from AusCheck’s Decision Date up to the full term allowed for a card
- Changes to the frequency and timing of renewal reminders: Renewal reminders for all card types will now be sent to the card holder 90 days before the card’s expiry
- Deletion of MSIC records to comply with the regulations: compliance with section 6.08U of the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations
The enhancements also include the integration between MSIC and Compay;
The software update for Compay will occur on the 8th of August at 7:30pm (Sydney time), and will be unavailable for 45 minutes.
An MSIC replacement that is paid for using ComPay, will now be updated in the MSIC system with the payment details and will set the payment status to paid. Any replacement reminder emails will have a direct link to ComPay with all the default details pre-filled.