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15 April, 2019

Port Advisory - Australia - Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (Mars) Offline Forms Updated

Please find herewith below and attached the latest ADAWR Pre-Arrival Reports for provision to all international vessels calling Australia.

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Please find link to Industry Notice 48-2019 - Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Offline Forms Updated - http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2019/48-2019 

Pre-arrival reporting offline forms on the department’s website have been updated for vessel biosecurity reporting and clearance. These five updated forms can be used by vessel masters or officers where there is limited or unreliable internet connectivity for reporting as part of MARS: 
1.    Pre-Arrival Report (PAR)
2.    Non-First Point of Entry Application (NFP)
3.    Ballast Water Report (BWR)
4.    Human Health Update
5.    Domestic Risk Assessment Application

The updated forms are now available on the department’s website for download, to be used for submission into MARS from Saturday 13 April 2019.
It is important vessel masters and shipping agencies use the most current version of forms to minimise errors when submitting information into MARS

The updated offline forms are available on the department’s website.

Regards
Drew Cornelius                              
Team Leader | Inspections | Biosecurity Operations Division

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