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MARS user guide 2021—submitting domestic commercial vessel survey reports to AMSA

This user guide sets out the process for the submission of surveys reports and recommendations to AMSA relating to DCV which are applying for, or hold, a Certificate of Survey, a Load Line Certificate, or an Exemption 40 approval.
17 June 2021

This user guide applies to Accredited Marine Surveyors and Recognised Organisations who undertake surveys on vessels and make recommendations to AMSA under the National Law. 


The objectives of this user guide are to provide the process for:

  • the online submission of survey reports and recommendations directly into AMSAs MARitime Safety (MARS) system; and 
  • submitting survey reports and recommendations manually to AMSA.

Related documents and forms

This user guide should be read in conjunction with Part 2 of the National Law - Marine Surveyors Accreditation Guidance Manual 2014 and the relevant published instructions to surveyors. 

Instructional videos that demonstrate the MARS functions are available on the AMSA website

Last updated: 15 September 2021