Marine Support in Queensland During COVID-19

Marine Support in Queensland During COVID-19

Your trusted marine support company during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To the best of our ability, North Marine will provide ongoing support to your industry during COVID-19.

We are classed as an essential service. As such, we will continue to deliver high-quality marine services as long as it is safe to do so.

All of our vessels have undergone stringent assessment and are endorsed as ‘COVID-Safe Transport Providers’.

Strict safety processes and procedures are in place for all company operations.


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Vessels Operating In Queensland During COVID-19

All ships must comply with federal, state or territory health directions.

This includes crew movements, isolation and social distancing requirements, where applicable.


COVID Testing Onboard Your Vessel

COVID-testing crew aboard transiting ships in Queensland waters

COVID-Testing For Crew Onboard Vessels in Queensland

If required, COVID-testing crew onboard transiting ships may help avoid costly delays.

North Marine will transport a doctor directly to your ship to conduct COVID testing. * This is a service offered to all vessels in Queensland.

We can transfer a doctor to your vessel to conduct COVID testing before arriving at its next Port in Australia.

Ships owners and agents can request COVID testing as part of your safety management and risk management protocol.

In some circumstances, Government authorities may mandate testing aboard a vessel. Queensland Health, Biosecurity Queensland (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries), or Australian Border Force (customs) may apply this measure.

* North Marine acts as a transport provider only for a doctor/health professional and accepts no responsibility for testing.

Contact us if you are required to organise COVID-19 testing from Cairns before entering an Australian Port or crossing international and domestic borders into Queensland.

Quarantined Crew Transfers

Transport for quarantined seafarers and personnel

North Marine is an approved ‘COVID-Safe’ crew transfer vessel company in the Port of Cairns, Queensland.

In cases of carrying COVID-quarantined persons for a crew transfer, North Marine’s launch vessel Gulf Explorer can carry up to 5 quarantined passengers, each in their own separate cabin.

Crew transfer vessel Viking can transfer up to 4 quarantined persons spaced 1.5m apart.

COVID-safe protocols for the transit voyage are dictated by Queensland Health and reviewed by the Regional Harbour Master.

Request our COVID-safe passenger transfer SWI for details on transferring quarantined persons from a ship via a North Marine CTV.


Contact us to schedule your crew transfer vessel

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