Marine Pest Vessel Inspections

Biofouling Solutions are able to offer a complete vessel inspection service to provide confidence that vessels meet the biosecurity standards demanded by both regulatory authorities and project-specific guidelines. Our services have been applied on a wide range of scales from small recreational yachts up to the largest commercial vessels and drilling rigs in the world. Our tailored approach to inspection provides high confidence outputs and focuses on all elements of marine biosecurity including:

Pre-inspection consultation services include:


  • Review of regulatory requirements including analysis of regional, national and international regulations and a practical assessment of management requirements

  • Assessment of project-specific factors and local environmental implications for proposed operations

  • Risk assessment approaches incorporating standardised industry models and regulatory models as well as advanced in-house species-specific assessment capability.

  • Compilation of vessel specific management approach based on operational history of vessel

  • Advisory service providing analysis of regional management options to meet regulatory and project-specific requirements

Inspection and cleaning services available are:
  • Underwater hull
  • Underwater niche areas (e.g. Sea-chests, thrusters, rope-guards etc.)

  • Internal seawater systems (including visual and internal inspection using an endoscope)

  • Ballast tanks including confined space access

  • All top-side immersible equipment

  • Any other equipment capable of entraining Invasive Marine Species.

  • Dry-dock inspection

  • Dry-dock cleaning oversight and assessment

  • In-water inspection using divers

  • In-water cleaning oversight and assessment

  • In-water inspections using Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) inspections.

  • Novel inspection services including in-situ cleaning of infrastructure on heavy-lift vessels

Quality Reporting

BFS has a team of highly experienced inspectors that work to the demands of large projects. 

Our services can be customised to suit client requirements.

Importantly clients can rely on our high standards of reporting, quality control and prompt delivery of outputs


  • Immediate checklist assessment reports (within 24hrs of survey)

  • Follow-up detailed final reports (within 7 business days of survey)

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Telephone +61 (0) 3 6229 2334 or Mobile +61 (0) 449 166 308

244 Summerleas Road Kingston, Tasmania 7050



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Diver inwater cleaning

A diver using a cavi-blaster to clean IMS from the hull plating of an FPSO in South Korea.