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Fishing Vessel, Ann B – Propeller Shaft Survey

Maritime Survey Australia recently completed a shaft survey on the Fishing Vessel Ann B in Lakes Entrance.  Louie has been the Captain on the 3B commercial vessel for 30 years and has recently overseen a refit on the Ann B with the assistance of MSA Surveyors.

The Ann B is a great squid fishing vessel, powered by a Caterpillar 3406B single main engine, and boasts a large deck area to complete fishing activities.  To ensure the safety of the crew, Louie recently upgraded the deck with stainless steel capping and handrails added to the bulwarks.

In completing the shaft survey on the Ann B, we needed to ensure the vessel’s shaft integrity.  MSA uses Liquid Dye Penetrant Testing which may be completed during a shaft survey to ensure the integrity of your propeller and rudder shaft. We follow the guidance as set out by IACS Guidelines for non-destructive examination of hull and machinery steel forgings.

By choosing Maritime Survey Australia for your shaft surveys and dye penetrant inspection, we can offer you a fast reaction test.  We can provide the inspection service that will ensure your products or equipment is fit for purpose and meets the requirements of the applicable standard.

FV Ann B Propeller Shaft survey MSA

Do you have a vessel that is due for its survey in accordance with its survey certificates?

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Our Marine Surveyors are accredited with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), members of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and members of the certifying authority of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS).

We believe we have the most competitive rates offering the best value to Victorian commercial vessel operators. The benefits of using Maritime Survey Australia ensure that the vessel operator has to engage with only one company. Unlike many of our competitors, our Surveyors are experienced Marine Engineers, Masters and Naval Architects accredited for ALL categories including periodic electrical and communication meaning you do not need to engage with a third party to complete the survey.

The survey is carried out accurately interpreting standards and guidelines, and applying rules and/or regulatory requirements.

The owner will be informed of any deficiencies discovered during the survey of a vessel that requires repair, replacement or action and will be recorded on a survey activity report, a copy of which will be given the owner or owner's representative at the time of the survey. We will remain impartial in all of our business dealings, and we will never conduct business in a manner which could place our business integrity or impartiality at risk or question.

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