Update from MSA (Marine Surveying Academy)

The Marine Surveying Academy (MSA) is having to adapt normal working practices in light of the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the effect it is having worldwide. We would like to reassure all of our communities that we are continuing with the operation of our business and services to the best of our ability in these challenging and rapidly changing times.

We can reassure you that appropriate contingency plans are in place allowing us to remain fully operational. Currently, we are developing training courses and webinars which will be delivered online via the ‘Zoom’ platform. This training will provide invaluable opportunities to gain mandatory CPD points, develop industry knowledge and update your current skill set.

For those AVIs approaching their 5-year accreditation expiry date we will be offering a revalidation programme, details of which will be released direct to relevant AVIs and published on the eCMID AVI website: once available.

As new training and courses become available we will release details to the relevant communities.

We will endeavour to offer support and guidance where we can and would encourage you to use your communities proactively by networking and supporting each other and as always, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you.


Some useful resources:

For eCMID AVI inspectors go to eCMID AVI Vessel Inspector website

The main IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) website go to IMCA website

To view the designated IMCA eCMID AVI website go to IMCA eCMID AVI website

World Health Organisation questions and answers page about Coronavirus (COVID-19) go to World Health Organisation

Myth-busters about Coronavirus (COVID-19) go to Myth-busters

Worldometer update and latest virus statistics go to Worldometer

World Health Organisation Situation Reports (updated daily) go to WHO Situation Reports


Please stay safe and well during this period of unsettlement as we continue to assure you of our best attention at all times.