Tasmania’s spectacular coastline will be kept safe for both commercial and recreational
vessels for the next five years.
Maritime and Safety Tasmania (MAST) has awarded Australian Maritime Systems Group the
contract to maintain the state’s huge network of navigational aids until 2022.
The island’s 293 navigational aids include land-based aids, beacons and buoys – many of
which are in the most isolated and inaccessible locations in Tasmania.
Australian Maritime Systems Group’s Hobart-based team uses vehicles, boats and choppers
to maintain the network and protect the tens of thousands of commercial and recreational
vessels which use Tasmanian waters each year.
AMSG Managing Director John Sugarman said the company was looking forward to building
on its strong partnership with MAST.
“We have helped keep Tasmania’s coast safe for a decade and are delighted that MAST is
once again placing its trust in our professional team,” Mr Sugarman said.
“Tasmania has one of the most beautiful and rugged coastlines in Australia – but also one of
the most challenging for shipping.
“Our partnership with MAST is absolutely crucial in protecting everyone who sails to and
from or around Tasmania.”
Justin Foster, Manager MAST Assets, said AMSG was a trusted and professional partner.
“AMSG has significant navigation aid experience, but more importantly has specific detailed
knowledge MAST’s aids throughout Tasmania,” Mr Foster said.
The range of aids to navigation ensure that vessels in Tasmanian waters are made aware of
potential hazards day or night, regardless of weather conditions.
Although Tasmania is only 222km long, its jagged coast and its many neighbouring islands
mean that MAST is responsible for the safety of 4882km of coastline.
As well as supporting MAST in Tasmania, AMSG also repairs and maintains the aids to
navigation network that rings Australia on behalf of the Australian Maritime Safety Agency
(AMSA), with many of these major landfall aids located in Tasmania.
The five-year $1.25m contract, which was awarded following a competitive tender process,
also includes a three-year optional extension to 2025.
About Australian Maritime Systems Group
• Australian Maritime Systems Group (AMSG) is a global leader in high-quality,
innovative and integrated cost-effective solutions for maritime service delivery.
• AMSG specialises in the design, construction and maintenance of maritime
structures, aids to navigation and complex surveillance systems and their integration
with the latest technology to commercial and defence industries.
• AMSG also specialises in the supply, installation and maintenance of navigational
aids, AIS, buoys, radar, sea-level monitoring systems and meteorological ocean
equipment, as well as the supply and servicing of maritime and aviation safety
• AMSG has a highly-skilled mobile workforce, with its head office in Brisbane and
offices in Cairns, Fremantle, Melbourne and Hobart. This mobile workforce allows
AMSG to conduct installation and maintenance of maritime systems and structures
by its team members at hundreds of sites along the Australian coastline.
• AMSG has also completed many extensive and challenging overseas contracts for
marine agencies in Canada, Turkey and South-East Asia. Most recently its engineers
have completed contracts in Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.
For more information visit: www.marsys.com.au
Media Contact: Stuart Sherwin, Sequel PR – 0403 090 914 or 07 3251 8144