Barge Relocation Towge – Port of Brisbane to Skardon River, QLD
Port of Brisbane to Skardon River, Queensland, Australia
North Marine was engaged to conduct an urgent tow of a 70.3-meter cargo barge from the Port of Brisbane to Skardon River in Queensland, via Cairns. Client: TSA (Transhipment Services Australia) Scope of Work - Barge Towage: Brisbane to Skardon River in Queensland North Marine is well established at conducting extended marine tugboat assignments throughout the Pacific. The 1750-nautical-mile encumbered tow required pre-tow surveys, coastal pilotage and multi-port stops. As always, communication between all stakeholders was critical to a successful and efficient operation. This included planning and coordination with regulatory bodies, marine surveyors, insurance agents, pilot companies and the client. North Marine engaged local third-party workboats to assist with the outbound transit through the Port of Brisbane. Our excellent working relationship with the relevant authorities, marinas and industry partners prove invaluable in delivering a seamless service. Working within the environmental controls of the Great Barrier Reef is something that North Marine is highly established in. The tow was completed safely and without incident, despite challenging operating conditions. North Marine Discriminators: Barge Relocation in Queensland Expert regional knowledge and highly experienced at towing through the Great Barrier Reef Established working relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including AMSA, GBRMPA, MSQ, Reef VTS, pilot companies, insurance agents and marine surveyors. Hold necessary operational permits Adept at delivering logistically complex projects A fleet of suitable towage vessels to perform works Local SME business using a local Queensland workforce ISO Accredited Experienced project managers and key personnel Able to deliver all project objectives with value for money Outcome North Marine successfully completed the contract with project requirements delivered in full, on time & on budget. Download Case Study North Marine - Trusted Marine Contractor in Queensland, Australia North Marine is a prominent marine support company based in the Port of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia. North Marine has a long history of delivering marine tugboat services to the private/commercial sector and vessel insurance providers.
July 29, 2023
Barge Relocation Towge – Port of Brisbane to Skardon River, QLD
The Torres Strait,
Scope of Work North Marine provided a tugboat assist to a 180-meter, 25,000 gross-ton cargo bulk carrier, the 'M.V. Funing'. Our charter tug assisted the bulk carrier's voyage from Bligh Entrance through the Prince of Wales Channel in the Torres Strait, Queensland. Project Brief - Tugboat Assist in Torres Strait The North Marine tugboat 'Gulf Explorer' mobilised to the Torres Strait from the Port of Cairns, Queensland. She assisted with the ship's tug escort from here, taking up the stern tow position. An 80-meter super tug took the forward tow position. The Gulf Explorer's tug escort voyage involved transiting through a narrow passage of the Great Barrier Reef. Commencing at Bligh Entrance, near Bramble Cay, the tow assist passed via the Prince of Wales Channel in the Torres Strait. The Gulf Explorer's role is to assist the bulk carrier in holding straight and limit yawing during the narrow ocean crossing. Project Outcome The bulk carrier M.V. Funning made its transit safely and on schedule. The crossing was successful with no delays.
April 7, 2021
Tugboat Assist for Bulk Carrier’s Ocean Crossing in the Torres Strait
Hay Point, Port of Mackay, QLD Australia
North Marine crew were mobilised to provide urgent technical support to a 44,000-ton international bulk carrier, whose anchor chain was entangled off the coast of Mackay, QLD. Client: Marine Engineering Solutions; as ships agent for The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) is a Government enterprise and is the largest Indian owned shipping company. Scope of Work Two North Marine crew launched by helicopter from the Port of Mackay to the international bulk carrier. The vessel 'Vishva Vijay' was anchoring at Hay Point off the coast of Queensland. The 44,000-ton bulk carrier vessel had been rendered immobile due to a knot in the substantial 92mm chain, which was supporting a 7-ton anchor. After the anchor and chain's weight were secure, North Marine technicians used oxy-acetylene tools to cut the entanglement and install a new kenter linking shackle. 24-Hour Queensland Launch Service / Marine Support North marine offers a 24-hour launch service and emergency marine support to vessels in Queensland, Australia. Vessels are based at 'North Wharf' in Cairns Port and can mobilise anywhere within Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Our primary operating areas for our vessel launch service are the Port of Cairns and Port Douglas (Far North Queensland), Mackay and the Torres Strait. Discriminators 24-hour Queensland marine support / launch service Highly skilled marine technicians, with the ability to problem-solve under time pressure Good working relationship with Mackay Port Authority and MSQ Experience operating at Hay Point in Queensland Established working within environmental controls of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park ISO accredited Applicable insurance to complete works Outcome North Marine successfully completed the emergency launch service - rendering the anchor serviceable in optimal time. The best outcome for the client was achieved. Download Case Study
September 1, 2020
Technical Support to Bulk Carrier – Emergency Queensland Launch Service to Hay Point, Mackay
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