Insurance Tow of Vessel ‘Casabella’ – Whitsundays to Townsville

North Marine was engaged to tow the vessel ‘Casabella’ from Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach to the slip at Rosshaven Marine in Townsville, QLD.

Client: Australian Marine Consultants (AUSCON) » Insurance Agent

Scope of Work – Towage of Vessel: Whitsundays to Townsville

North Marine is well established at conducting extended marine tugboat assignments throughout the Pacific.

This 77-nautical-mile voyage required planning and consultation with insurance agents, regulatory bodies, marine surveyors and the receiving slipway.

The ‘dead ship’ tow was manned as the vessel’s bilges required monitoring. As a precautionary request by the agent, North Marine arranged three pumps to be onboard the vessel.

Once in Townsville, North Marine coordinated two, local third-party workboats to assist in maneuvering the vessel into the slipway cradle.

As always, communication between all stakeholders was critical to success. North Marine’s excellent working relationship with the relevant authorities and marinas proved invaluable in delivering a seamless service to the client.

The tow was completed safely and without incident, despite challenging operating conditions.

Working within the environmental controls of the Great Barrier Reef is something that North Marine is highly established in.

North Marine Discriminators: Boat Towage for Marine Insurers in Queensland

  • Expert regional knowledge and highly experienced at towing through the Great Barrier Reef
  • Established working relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including insurance agents, GBRMPA, MSQ, AMSA, Reef VTS, Coral Sea Marina and the 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


North Marine successfully completed the contract with project requirements delivered in full, on time & on budget.

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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.

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