ROV Drone Underwater Inspection Services in Cairns Harbour, for Tropical Aviation

ROV Drone Underwater Inspection Services in Cairns Harbour, for Tropical Aviation

Cairns Harbour, Port of Cairns, Queensland, Australia

North Marine is engaged in inspecting underwater infrastructure in Cairns Harbour using our Seasam remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and assessing the client's moorings. Client: Tropical Aviation Tropical Aviation operates seaplane tours in the Port of Cairns. Scope of Work North Marine is tasked to get reliable photographic and video evidence of the condition of underwater mooring infrastructure in the Cairns Harbour, for Tropical Aviation. The area is known for its large tidal movements and low levels of visibility in the water. The client required visual data on the infrastructure before deciding whether to proceed with further maintenance or to remove the moorings entirely. ROVs are both cost and time-effective for such underwater inspections. Furthermore, they provide heightened safety control measures by minimising the need for underwater dive inspections by personnel, in a potentially high-risk environment. Considerations Operating within the environmentally sensitive habitat of Trinity Inlet, Cairns Harbour, in a declared 'Fish Habitat Area' by the Department of Environment and Science (DES). Substantial tidal limitations; currents Turbid Water Risk management - Control measures for hazards such as marine fauna, crocodiles, bull sharks, sea snakes etc   Underwater Inspection Services - North Marine North Marine is a prominent commercial diving company based in the Port of Cairns in Queensland, Australia. We have a long history of delivering maritime support services throughout Queensland and are widely considered a leader in the field of in-water inspection services. North Marine provides marine infrastructure support to Government agencies, large commercial enterprises and most tourism operators throughout northern Australia. We have an outstanding track record of service and delivery for underwater inspection services in Cairns. Discriminators State-of-the-art ROV technology, limiting diving time & cost Well established operating within the environmental controls & hazardous marine environment of Cairns Harbour and the Trinity Inlet Waterfront marine facility in Port of Cairns as an operational base for delivering underwater inspection services in Cairns Excellent working relationship with related authorities. In this instance, consultations included Ports North, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), the Department of Environment and Science (DES) and Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) Applicable insurances and certifications A fleet of suitable charter vessels to perform works Experienced divers & project managers First-rate Safety Management Systems, Diving Procedures and a dedicated Crocodile Management Plan ISO accredited Outcome North Marine successfully captured clear imagery in a cost-effective and efficient manner. The method used achieved the best outcomes for all related parties. Following the ROV inspection findings, the client chose to remove the mooring systems. Download Case Study  

April 28, 2021

ROV Drone Underwater Inspection Services in Cairns Harbour, for Tropical Aviation
Vessel Evacuation from Cairns Marlin Marina | Severe Weather Cyclone Warning

Cairns Marlin Marina, Queensland

Marina Evacuation Assistance Of Cairns Port During Cyclone Warning Watch as vessels are evacuated to safer moorings up Trinity Inlet, from Cairns Marlin Marina, Cairns Port. The severe weather warning issued for the impending Tropical Cyclone Kimi saw "all hands on deck" as the crew of North Marine assisted vessels to brace for the storm. Crews worked into the night and the following day to tow boats and barges from the Cairns Marina. Learn about preparing for a cyclone or severe weather in the Port of Cairns, by visiting our page: Is Your Vessel Cyclone Ready?     Video Of Cairns Marina Evacuation - Tropical Cyclone Kimi In this video, see the North Marine tugboat in Cairns, ‘Gulf Explorer’, followed by workboat ‘Viking’, maneuvering the red barge away from the wharf to a protected cyclone mooring further upstream. This incredible video was captured by Jim Bradley, of Edge Smartech. Tropical Cyclone - False Alarm As severe weather is not uncommon in Far North Queensland, marina users are familiar with marina evacuations. Fortunately, this time, the unpredictable Tropical Cyclone Kimi decided to avoid the shore. During a tropical cyclone weather warning, users of the Cairns marina must adhere to the Cairns Regional Harbour Master’s directives. Extreme Weather Warning – Red alert for vessels in the Port of Cairns When the Regional Harbour Master issues a ‘Red Alert’, destructive winds are forecast, and the port is closed. Directions during extreme weather events and emergencies are laid out in the ‘Port of Cairns Extreme Weather Event Contingency Plan’, available from Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ). » Cairns Extreme Weather Event Contingency Plan 2021/2022 (PDF)   Visit the Bureau Of Meteorology for Cairns Queensland Weather Updates Where severe weather is concerned, preparation is key. Marine weather forecasts are generally accurate when predicting major weather events such as tropical cyclones, but can be less accurate when predicting local severe weather such as high winds, storms and surge. Being prepared is essential to ensuring the safety of your vessel/s. Prepare your vessel for severe weather well in advance and have a cyclone mooring installation ready to go and well maintained as a safe harbour. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for up to date forecasts on marine weather conditions, tidal conditions, wind and coastal warnings. BOM Website Harbour Evacuation Assistance – Vessel Relocation Service to Far North Queensland North Marine is a Cairns-based, marine services company. We offer vessel relocation services, including harbour evacuation assistance to Far North Queensland vessel owners. If you may require your vessel to be relocated in the event of a mandatory harbour evacuation order, North Marine can assist. Please contact us if you need assistance or towage of your vessel. In the event of a harbour evacuation, if you direct us to do so, we can help you move your vessel safely to your preferred location. Contact   Visit these pages for more information on North Marine services Marine Services Harbour Towage Cyclone Mooring Installation * Banner photograph, courtesy of Ports North

January 28, 2021

Vessel Evacuation from Cairns Marlin Marina | Severe Weather Cyclone Warning
Install a Cyclone-Rated, Boat Swing Mooring in the Torres Strait

Port Kennedy, Thursday Island, Torres Strait QLD

North Marine is contracted to install a cyclone-rated, 360° boat swing mooring at Port Kennedy, Thursday Island in the Torres Strait for the state-Government owned shipping company, Sea Swift.   Client: Sea Swift Sea Swift is Northern Australia's largest shipping company and is owned by the State Government, Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC). Scope of Work Northern Australia's largest shipping company, Sea Swift, requires cyclone moorings rated to hold cargo vessels up to 500-ton in weight to be installed at Port Kennedy, Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. North Marine commercial divers install 360-degree swing moorings, each consisting of a 54mm stud-link chain running out to three Stingray anchors. Our experienced dive personnel and project managers are adept at operating in remote locations. North Marine currently installs and maintains all vessel moorings for the state Government-owned corporation, throughout Queensland. The remote location demands environmental, logistical and stakeholder considerations. Extensive planning includes coordinating local contractors, approvals and consultation with naval architects and the applicable Authorities. Outcome North Marine successfully completed the contract with all objectives delivered in full, on time and within budget. The moorings are compliant and fit for purpose. Download Case Study Installing a Boat Swing Mooring at Thursday Island, Torres Strait The Torres Strait is a group of Islands located north of Queensland, Australia and south of New Guinea. Critical factors such as strong tidal movements are key considerations for North Marine’s commercial diving department when planning and installing vessel moorings throughout the Torres Strait. Our Clients Sea Swift is the largest shipping company in Northern Australia. Owned by the State Government, Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) Sea Swift operates both domestically and internationally, providing cargo and freight shipping services. They have bases of operation in Far North Queensland and the Northern Territory. North Marine commercial divers install and maintain numerous boat mooring infrastructure for Sea Swift in Cairns, Queensland and the Torres Strait. Commercial Dive Company Based In Cairns, Queensland, Australia North Marine operates a commercial dive department, providing a suite of diving services throughout Queensland and the Torres Straits. Our commercial dive experience spans over 30 years, working in both Australian and international waters.   Visit these pages for more information on North Marine Services: Marine Services Commercial Diving Boat Mooring Installation & Maintenance Cyclone Mooring Installation

August 10, 2020

Install a Cyclone-Rated, Boat Swing Mooring in the Torres Strait