Maritime Safety Policy Division

The Maritime Safety Policy Division develops policy and legislation for maritime safety and security, including seafarers training and certification, international organisation requirements, EU measures and safety awareness information for professional and recreational water users.  It also has oversight of the Commissioners of Irish Lights and the Marine Casualty Investigation Board.

If your enquiry is in relation to Application forms, Examinations, Certified Passenger Ships and Boats, Port State Control  or Marine Radio Affairs, please contact the Marine Survey Office (MSO) on + 353 (0) 1 678 3400. 

If your query is in relation to the Register of Shipping or the Register of Seafarers, please contact the Mercantile Marine Office (MMO) on +353 (0) 1 6783480.

Maritime Safety Policy Division:

Maritime Safety (Safety Policy 1)

Direct specific enquiries on Medical Regulations /  Marine Notices to:

Ethna Whelan (Manager - J/S) Tel: +353 (0) 1 678 3421 or

Róisín Gallagher (Manager) Tel: +353 (0) 1 678 3423

David Flavin Tel: +353 (0) 1 678 3426 or

Lynda Ennis Tel: +353 (0) 1 678 3417

Rebekah Maher Tel: +353 (0) 1 678 3418

Marine Leisure (Safety Policy 2)

Direct specific enquiries on Recreational Craft and Disability Access to:

David Ball (Manager) Tel. +353 (0) 1 678 3434

Sadhbh O'Connor, Tel. +353 (0) 1 678 3420

Legislation (Safety Policy 3)

Direct specific enquiries on Statutory Instruments / Acts to:

Vincent Casserly (Manager) Tel. +353 (0) 1 604 1578

Geraldine Morrissey, Tel. +353 (0) 1 678 3499

Aids to Navigation (Safety Policy 4)

Direct specific enquiries to:

Una McDermott (Manager)  Tel + 353 (0) 1 604 3416

Ross Keane, Tel. + 353 (0) 1 604 34 28

Main Phone: 
(01) 6783418
Postal Address: 
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, D02 TR60, Republic of Ireland.