Marine Support Services

Marine Support Services

North Marine is your reliable marine services contractor for Queensland. Get in touch to discuss your marine support requirements, here.

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Marine Services - Reliable Marine Support in Australia

Vessel Charters, Workboat Hire & Marine Equipment Rental

Charter Workboats For Hire
  • Tugboat Charters
  • Dive Boat Charters (Profesional Diving & Commercial Diving)
  • Research Charter Boats
  • Offshore Support Vessels
  • Offshore Supply Vessels
  • Barge Hire
  • Tug & Barge Combinations
  • Liveaboard Accommodation Vessels
  • Variety of Tender & Support Workboats
Marine Equipment For Hire
  • Commercial Diving Equipment – SSBA Dive Gear
  • ROV Drone (Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle with Video)
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Testing Unit
  • Underwater Load Cell
  • Lift Bags (Diving Department)
  • Hiab Truck & Crane Hire
  • Onboard Walk-In Fridge & Freezer
  • Transportable Workers Cabin or Research Station (Donger)

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Commercial Diving Services

Commercial Diving Services – Professional Dive Contractor

North Marine delivers commercial diving services throughout Queensland and the Torres Strait.

Our extensive diving services cover harbour diving work, ocean diving work, inland waterway, dam and reservoir diving work.

  • Marine Infrastructure: Installation, Inspection & Repair
  • Mooring Installation, Inspection & Compliance
  • Marine Construction & Demolition
  • Wharf Maintenance, Repair & Inspection
  • Pile Wrapping
  • Welding
  • Bathymetric Surveys
  • ROV Inspections (Underwater Video Drone)
  • Navigational Aid Installation & Inspection
  • Marine Salvage Diving
  • Invasive Marine Species, Hull Risk-Assessment Survey
  • Water Tank Inspections
  • Load Testing
  • Environmental/Scientific Research Diving
  • Vessel/Hull Inspection
  • Propeller Inspection & Change-Out
  • Anode Installation, Monitoring & Change-Out
  • Photography & Videography
  • Rope & Vessel Line Fabrication
  • Cleaning*

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* Some in-water cleaning activities may not be conducted without an application and approval from the relevant authorities. Please allow sufficient time for the application process. Contact us for more information.

Marine Towage & Tugboat Services

Marine Towage & Tugboat Charters
  • Harbour Towage
  • Long-Range & Ocean Towage
  • Tug & Barge Mobilisation
  • Vessel Tow & Marine Relocations
  • Tug Assist Operations
  • Tug Escort Operations
  • Pontoon Towage, Installation & Relocation Services
  • Helipad Towage & Relocation Services
  • Tugboat Charter Vessel Hire from Cairns, Queensland

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Vessel Mooring Installation & Maintenance

Mooring Installation. Maintenance & Compliance Services

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North Wharf, Cairns, Queensland

North Wharf in Cairns Harbour, Queensland

Cairns boat mooring at North Wharf shipyard and boat ramp - North Marine

North Marine’s waterfront property, North Wharf, is a multi-purpose shipyard and marine facility.

Situated on the east side of Cairns Port, North Wharf is approximately 30 minutes from Portsmith via road or 5 minutes by boat.

It is the base for North Marine’s commercial vessel charter operations.

There’s deep water access on all tides and a roll-on-roll-off ramp for loading / offloading / barge operations.

Due to its location and amenities, North Wharf may be utilised as a raw material / cargo load-out facility, a holding yard, or a precast facility.

There’s ample space for project deliveries, machinery, freight, container storage and storage shed facilities. Furthermore, North Wharf has moorings situated in Cairns Inlet.

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North Wharf Cairns roll-on-roll-off ramp for barge or boat loading and offloading - North Marine

Launch Service / Crew Transfer Vessel

Shipping Support – Marine Services

Port of Cairns – Mackay – Torres Strait – Hay Point – Proserpine – Airlie Beach – Cardwell – Horn Island

Launch Service

North Marine’s launch service delivers to all vessel types. Vessels include, but are not limited to, tankers, container ships, bulk vessels, cargo ships, cruise liners and fishing fleet vessels transiting in Queensland waters.

  • Launch Service to/from Ships, Barges, Shore etc
  • Food Provisioning
  • Refuelling
  • Equipment, Machinery & Engine Parts
  • General Freight / Cargo
Crew Transfer Vessel Service
  • Transfer of Crew to & from Ships, Barges, Shore etc
  • Marine Pilot Transfer / Pilot Launch
  • Marine Technician / Specialist Personnel Transfer
  • COVID-19 Testing Onboard a Vessel
    (North Marine acts as a transport provider only for a Doctor / Health Professional and accepts no responsibility for testing. Visit the page for more information)
  • Transfer of Sick Seafarers (with authority). Approved Covid-Safe Transport Provider

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Remote & Offshore Supply

Remote & Offshore Supply Services
  • Food & Beverage Supply inc. Frozen Goods
  • Fuel
  • Equipment, Machinery & Engine Parts
  • Freight & Cargo
  • Personnel / Crew Transport
  • Offshore Support: Service Technicians / Specialists
  • Offshore Support: Commercial Diving
  • Liveaboard Accommodation for Workers and Crew
  • Logistical Solutions for Remote Areas

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Superyacht Support Services

Superyacht Support – Marine Services

Our superyacht support services operate out of the Port of Cairns in Queensland.

North Marine can mobilise anywhere within the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Primary operating areas include Queensland’s East Coast, the Great Barrier Reef, the Torres Strait and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

  • Underwater Superyacht Hull Inspections
    – Options to include risk assessment or invasive marine species environmental assessment
  • Re-supply & Provisioning
    – Including food & beverage, general goods, fuel, machinery & engine parts
  • Superyacht Hull Cleaning*
    – Options including hull, propellers, thrusters, rudders, anode replacements, water inlets etc
  • Dive Support
  • Great Barrier Reef Experts & Guides
    – Vessel Masters / Anchorage & Mooring Location Specialists / Itinerary Planning / Marine Biologists / Scuba Diving & Snorkel Guides

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* Some in-water cleaning activities may not be conducted without an application and approval from the relevant authorities. Please allow sufficient time for the application process. Contact us for more information.

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Leading Marine Support Company In Cairns

Providing Professional Marine Services In Queensland For 30 Years

North Marine provides industry-leading marine services via two departments – Vessel Charter & Workboat Support and Commercial Diving Services. We are based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, with a shipyard in Cairns Harbour (North Wharf) and a head office in Bungalow.

As an ISO-accredited company, we work to the highest operational standards and have full insurance for all marine services provided.

We guarantee excellent communication during your relationship with us. All enquiries are handled punctually.

Our workboats and charter vessels operate inside Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone EEZ.

Furthermore, we provide local marine consultancy services and can help with administrative approvals, planning and maritime logistics. 

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Map for Directions: North Marine Head Office & North Wharf in Cairns

This clickable map gives directions to 2 locations: North Marine head office in Cairns City and our marine facility, North Wharf, in Cairns harbour, Queensland.

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Map of North Wharf boatyard in Cairns Port and North Marine headquarters in Cairns City, Queensland, Australia

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