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IMO’s Glofouling Webinar Series: 10 June 2020

Dr Dave Abdo, Senior Scientist, Aquatic Pest Biosecurity, DPIRD, Government of Western Australia, presented “Vessel-Check: an aquatic biosecurity risk assessment tool”

In-Port Inspection & Cleaning Conference (PortPIC): 14 – 15 September 2020

Conference Organiser: Volker Bertram,

See a presentation by Michael Andersen from DHI of the paper titled “Cloud-based vessel biosecurity management to mitigate the transfer of harmful non-indigenous species”.

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, Biofouling Global Virtual Seminar: 16 – 17 November 2020

Dr Dave Abdo, Commercial Manager – Biosecurity for DHI Australia recently presented on “Vessel-Check, the global solution to IMS risk mitigation via shipping”.


Useful Links

Australian Federal Agencies

Department of Agriculture Water & Environment, Managing Biofouling (the Commonwealth Department responsible for biosecurity)

The Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) – an online web portal to be used by commercial vessel masters and shipping agents to submit pre-arrival documents required of all international, commercial, vessels seeking Australian biosecurity clearance

Marine Pest Sectorial Committee (MPSC) – ​​​develops and coordinates the implementation of harmonised, national arrangements to identify, minimise and address the pest risk to Australia’s marine environment and associated industries

Australian State Governments

An Open Letter from Australian States. Vessel-Check biofouling software for NSW, Vic and WA ports

Western Australia State Government Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (responsible for aquatic biosecurity for WA)

Victorian State Government, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (responsible for aquatic biosecurity for Victoria)

New South Wales State Government, Department of Primary Industries (responsible for aquatic biosecurity for NSW)

Queensland State Government, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries  (responsible for aquatic biosecurity for QLD)

BIMCO, Industry Standard on in-water Cleaning with Capture

DHI, Vessel-Check Landing Page


Biofouling Guidelines – Resolution MEPC.207(62), 2011 Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships’ Biofouling to minimize the transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species

Glofouling Partnerships

Marine Environment

Marine Traffic

New Zealand, Ministry for Primary Industries

Port Codes – UN/LOCODE Code List by Country

Vessel-Check Google Review

Vessel-Check Create a FREE account (Vessel Managers)

Vessel-Check Knowledge Base

Vessel-Check Linked In Page

Vessel-Check Login

Vessel-Check Offline Record Book

Vessel-Check Website

Vessel-Check YouTube Page