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AMSA survey reports to go online

Wednesday 27 October 2021
From 1 December 2021, we will no longer receive survey reports by email.

This means accredited marine surveyors and Recognised Organisation surveyors will need to submit their reports and recommendations directly into our MARS online system.  

This change will mean certificates can be processed faster and vessel owners and operators will receive their certification sooner. 

There are some exceptions to the rule. AMSA will accept emailed submissions when: 

  •  A licensed electrical contractor, who isn’t an accredited marine surveyor, conducts an electrical survey. 
  • A surveyor provides a recommendation in support of an EX02 application or as part of an engine change notification. 
  • An accredited marine surveyor who doesn’t hold the required category to claim a code asks for the survey activity to be marked ‘not required’ (with sufficient justification). 

To prepare for this change, accredited marine surveyors and Recognised Organisation surveyors will have to make sure their MARS login details are current and get the free VIP Access app.  If surveyors need help setting up, they can email mars.support@amsa.gov.au or call AMSA Connect on 1800 627 484 for assistance.