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. All of our vessels have undergone stringent assessment and are endorsed ‘COVID-Safe Transport Providers’.
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.
Furthermore, we are facilitating COVID-testing for the crew onboard transiting ships, from Cairns. This can avoid delays when arriving at your next Australian Port. (See below for further information).
Strict safety processes and procedures are in place for all company operations.
Marine Support For Queensland
Punctual marine services that support your industry during these times.
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.
Domestic crew, equipment and freight, and foreign-flagged ships may enter Queensland after obtaining the relevant permissions from the applicable authorities.
Please see the list of links we have provided below to assist you.
Covid-19 Links & Resources for Seafarers in Australia
Links to Covid-19 Information & Resources for Seafarers in Australia
Follow the links below, for more information:
COVID Testing Onboard Your Vessel
COVID-testing crew aboard transiting ships in Queensland waters
COVID-Testing For Crew Onboard Vessels in Queensland
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.
Furthermore, Government authorities may mandate testing aboard a vessel, mainly where the crew shows symptoms.
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.
See the links provided below for further information.
Contact us 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 are the only 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
Government Endorsed 'COVID-Safe Transport Provider' Company
Only approved ‘COVID-Safe’ marine support company in the Port of Cairns, on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef
North Marine are the only approved ‘COVID-Safe’ marine support company with a base in the Port of Cairns, on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef.
COVID safe protocols are dictated by Queensland Health and reviewed by the Regional Harbour Master.
Request our COVID-safe SWI’s for more information.