Marine Survey Office (MSO)

The Marine Survey Office (MSO) is part of the Irish Maritime Administration (IMA). MSO is responsible for the implementation of all national and international legislation in relation to safety of shipping and the prevention of pollution of the marine environment from ship-based sources. The Office carries out the initial approval of designs and drawings for new vessels or modifications to existing vessels and then carries out the surveys necessary for the certification of those vessels. In addition, it provides both a host of ancillary and back-up services to the shipping industry, the Department of Transport, and different Government Departments as well as the technical representation at relevant international meetings.

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 and radio, each one of them necessary to cater for all aspects of the Office's functions and obligations.

Location of Offices

The addresses of the Marine Survey Offices are:

Marine Survey Office   Dublin           Telephone:  01 678 3400

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Leeson Lane,
Dublin 2.   D02 TR60


Marine Survey Office   Cork              Telephone: 021 496 8992 

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Centre Park House
Centre Park Road
Cork  T12 RKON


Marine Survey Office   Ballyshannon   Telephone:  071 9822 400

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Town Council Buildings
Co. Donegal.