Boat Mooring Inspection in Cairns

Boat Mooring Inspection in Cairns

Do you have a buoy mooring in Cairns? North Marine provides boat mooring inspection & yacht mooring inspection to Cairns vessel owners on an annual basis.

Boat mooring inspection and maintenance services are provided for buoy moorings in Cairns Port annually.

When a buoy mooring is inspected and deemed fit, we issue the permit holder a Mooring Certificate of Compliance, recognised by MSQ.

Furthermore, we offer boat mooring installation services, mooring hardware supply and maintenance schedules to ensure every buoy mooring remains safe and compliant for use.

Buoy Mooring in Cairns Port

Schedule A Buoy Mooring Inspection In Cairns

Do you have a vessel in the Port of Cairns? To book a buoy mooring inspection or installation, call North Marine today. All enquiries are managed punctually, with a friendly and knowledgable local support team.

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FAQ's - Boat Moorings in Cairns, Buoy Moorings in Cairns, Yacht Mooring in Cairns

Why do I need a boat mooring inspection?

Why do I need a mooring inspection?

Mooring inspections are important to ensure that each boat’s mooring is well maintained and fit for purpose.

As a Buoy Mooring Authority permit holder, you agree to maintain your vessel mooring for the life of your permit.

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) is responsible for managing buoy moorings in Cairns. MSQ administers, sets conditions of use and issues buoy mooring authorities to recreational vessel owners.

Failure to comply with the ‘conditions of use’ set by MSQ (or the directions of the Cairns Regional Harbour Master) may result in the buoy mooring authority holder being held liable.

Repercussions may include but are not limited to an authority holder losing their buoy mooring authority permit, being liable for any costs incurred by MSQ, or being liable for penalties/prosecution.

If you are unsure of your obligations, please contact MSQ Cairns directly.

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Alternatively, contact one of our Boat Mooring Specialists at North Marine to discuss your vessel mooring in Cairns for advice.

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What happens when I book my buoy mooring inspection?

When you engage North Marine to inspect a boat mooring in Cairns, we will inform you of the date of the next round of mooring inspections.

Information you need to provide:

  • Copy of your Buoy Mooring Authority permit from Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ)

Your Buoy Mooring Authority contains all the information we require to conduct a boat mooring inspection. It states:

  • The buoy mooring number
  • Name of the buoy moring authority holder
  • The date that the permit is due for renewal
  • Vessel details

 

How often am I required to have my buoy mooring inspected?

Most buoy mooring permits require that moorings and apparatus are inspected every year.

You can find this information on your MSQ Buoy Mooring Authority permit. Ask a specialist at North Marine if you require any assistance.

As a Buoy Mooring Authority permit holder, you agree to maintain your vessel mooring for the life of your permit.

You are responsible for ensuring that the mooring and tackle remain in the approved mooring location, in good condition and able to secure the vessel intended for use.

Consider additional boat mooring inspections:
  • If you notice signs of damage or wear
  • If an unauthorized watercraft has been on your mooring
  • After a significant weather event
  • If your naval architect drawing suggests more frequent intervals

Signs of wear that indicate your buoy mooring needs to be inspected include, but are not limited to:

  • Chaffed Rope
  • Worn Shackles
  • Rusted Chain
  • Sun-damaged Rope

What happens during an inspection and what if repairs are required?

Included in a boat mooring inspection in Cairns Inlet

North Marine crew inspect your boat mooring. The crew:

  • Ensure that the mooring is in the correct location, as allocated on the Mooring Authority permit
  • Ensure all parts of the mooring and tackle are in good condition and are appropriate to secure the vessel listed on the Mooring Authority permit
  • Report to the designated owner and/or person listed on the Authority on the condition of the mooring and any noteworthy items
  • If the mooring meets the conditions of the Mooring Authority and is fit for its intended use, North Marine will issue a mooring Certificate of Compliance that MSQ recognises.
What if a mooring requires repair work?

If the crew finds that the mooring components are worn, the owner/designated person is notified.

You can decide if you would like the components changed out at that time or if you would like to leave them. Any repair work will be charged at a set hourly rate, and, if required, the replacement of components is charged separately.

Please note that if the condition of the mooring is below the standard required for a Certificate of Compliance to be issued, North Marine will not issue a Certificate until the mooring meets these conditions.

How to install a small boat mooring or install a yacht mooring in Cairns

I would like to install an approved small boat mooring or yacht mooring in Cairns Inlet

If you would like to install an approved small boat mooring in Cairns inlet, please visit the page ‘Install a Swing Mooring’.

Here, you will find information on how to install a recreational vessel mooring in Cairns Inlet, including:

  • How to install a recreational swing mooring in Cairns
  • How to obtain a Mooring Authority permit
  • What are the costs involved in installing a boat mooring
  • Will I own my boat mooring?
  • Swing mooring configurations

 

Install a Swing Mooring

 

For all other types of mooring installation throughout Queensland, including cyclone-rated moorings, please visit:

Mooring Installation Queensland

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Important Information For Small Boat Owners, Mooring In Cairns Inlet

Please note that Maritime Safety Queensland has stated that they will take necessary action to remove unauthorised buoy moorings from Cairns waterways.

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) is responsible for managing buoy moorings in Cairns. MSQ administers, sets conditions of use and issues buoy mooring authorities to recreational vessel owners.

If you are unsure of your obligations as a boat owner in Cairns, please contact MSQ Cairns directly.

MSQ Contact Information

 

If you require assistance to ensure that your vessel mooring is compliant, or if you would like advice on how to get a mooring permit in Cairns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a boat mooring expert at North Marine. Our friendly and local staff are here to help.

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Disclaimer: The information on this page applies to recreational Queensland boat moorings only and may change. Please contact North Marine directly for up-to-date information before acting on the information given.