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MARS Maritime is a family-owned business that draws on over twenty years’ experience in the defence and commercial maritime environments. We pride ourselves on being responsive and easy to do business with. Our core services aim to support the maritime industry and other sectors through a number of specialised services.

Compass Adjusting

Our AMSA endorsed compass adjuster provides a highly responsive and efficient service for vessels up to 45m in length throughout Australia and overseas. We are committed to safe navigation and meeting your commercial needs in a timely manner. AMSA requirements relating to compass adjustments for commercial vessels, can be found within the NSCV – Part C Section 7 Subsection 7C and Marine Order 27 (Safety of navigation and radio equipment) 2016.

Drone Services

Our drone inspection and imagery service is CASA accredited and delivered by operators that understand the maritime environment. We offer a low fuss, low footprint service that is both capable and responsive. We are certified to fly day and night and recently enhanced our capability with the addition of a thermal camera. Like all our services, we aim to support short notice and routine requests across Australia, working closely with our clients to ensure the desired products from any flight operations are met.

ROV Services

Our underwater ROV service is capable of underwater inspections and imagery capture (video and stills) down to a depth of 150m. Our small yet capable equipment footprint allows us to deploy quickly, providing clients with a low risk and efficient underwater inspection solution. Our ROV is also fitted with a manipulator arm, facilitating a wider range of employment options such as object retrieval and line removal.


Our team has a diverse experience base, from both Defence and commercial projects, delivered in complex and dynamic environments to meet demanding deadlines. We can integrate into a project team, support individual tasks or provide one-on-one advice to assist you in achieving your desired outcomes. Contact us today for a free one hour consultation with no obligations.

Australia Wide Service

MARS Maritime delivers services throughout Australia, with mobility and responsiveness built into all our capabilities. Our office is strategically located on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, approximately half-way between Sydney and Brisbane.

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David Barry - Port Macquarie, NSW

We use MARS Maritime for detailed inspections of potable water infrastructure using drones and ROVs. The service is efficient and gives us exactly what we need for condition assessments and reporting. The team are flexible and can easily adapt to any changes. Highly recommended for aerial and underwater inspection work.
Greg Davies - Unit Commander, Marine Rescue Port Macquarie

Rob and Michelle are co-ordinating the implementation of drones into Marine Rescue Port Macquarie. The service is being provided free of charge and has encompassed the coordination of training, equipment and CASA compliance. Their knowledge and experience is highly valued and continues to be relied on as the Unit develops this exciting capability. MARS Maritime are also engaged for compass adjustments on our vessels, which we require to meet commercial survey requirements. Highly recommended.
Tim - Forster, NSW

Rob recently conducted a compass adjustment on our new vessel. The adjustment was the final milestone required for survey so we were obviously keen to get it completed. Rob was responsive and very easy to work with. Our compass was adjusted to within the required tolerances with little fuss. The deviation card was forwarded to our surveyor within an hour of completing the job.
Mitch - Sydney, NSW

MARS Maritime provide us with underwater inspection and drone services throughout Sydney Harbour in support of DAs and construction work. During a recent underwater search, they were able to locate and mark a fallen structure that two other operators were unable to find. The business's reporting products and operating methods are on point!

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