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Organisation Information

Marine Survey Office (MSO)

Published: 17 July 2019
From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

The Marine Survey Office (MSO) Administration - provides the necessary support to the Marine Survey Office (MSO) to fulfil its role as the maritime transport regulator for the safety, security, environmental protection and living and working conditions for vessels and ports in Ireland and Irish ships abroad.

The main responsibilities of MSO Administration are the issuing of Vessel Certificates, maintenance and daily monitoring of SafeSeas Ireland and provision of admin support in respect of Port/Flag State and maritime security. The MSO currently have an NSAI ISO accreditation which is maintained yearly with the assistance of MSO Administration.

The MSO are also the Market Surveillance Authority in respect of Recreational Craft and Marine Equipment. MSO Administration also provide support to the surveyors to carry out their statutorial duties in this regard.

MSO admin has a corporate governance role for the Commissioners of Irish Lights along with the monitoring and processing of the Irish Government’s financial contribution to the operations of CIL.

The staff of the office consists mainly of marine surveyors drawn from backgrounds that ensure expertise in the different professional disciplines of:

  • nautical/navigation
  • engineering
  • naval architecture
  • radio
  • oil spill pollution – MSO admin acts primarily as the support services for the delivery of pollution prevention measures specifically in respect of Oil Spill Pollution Training and Oil Spill Pollution Plans.


Marine Survey Office
Address: The Superintendent, Mercantile Marine Office, Irish Maritime Association, Leeson Lane, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin 2, Ireland, D02 TR60
Phone: 016783400
Email: mso@dttas.ie