Navigational Aid Inspection & Thickness Testing in the Ports of Cairns & Weipa
North Marine is an FNQ local supplier contracted to deliver ‘navigational aid thickness testing’ on channel piles in the Port of Cairns and Port of Weipa.
Client: Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ)
Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) is a branch of the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Scope of Work
North Marine was engaged to deliver steel thickness testing on the FNQ navigational aid piles in the Ports of Cairns and Weipa for MSQ.
Crew and commercial divers on SSBA conduct ultrasonic thickness test readings and visual inspections of 12 navigational piles.
The methodology includes comprehensive assessment and data recording at established points on each pile, photography and cleaning of the sites.
Critically, works are conducted without interfering with shipping movements or traffic in the area.
Government Supplier – Local Contractor North Marine
North Marine is a prominent marine contractor company based in the Port of Cairns in Queensland, Australia. North Marine has a long history of delivering maritime support services to Government agencies and the public sector.
Most notably, North Marine holds long-term, recurring contracts to maintain public moorings throughout the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service (QPWS) and has a long-term supplier role with the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM’s) remote weather stations in the Pacific.
- Local SME marine business in Cairns, Queensland
- Local FNQ workforce
- Extensive track record of Government contracting
- A fleet of suitable charter vessels to perform works
- Waterfront marine facility in Port of Cairns as the operational base
- Experienced divers & project managers
- Ethically, environmentally & socially aware contractor
North Marine successfully completed the contract tender with all project objectives and reporting delivered in full, on time and within budget.
Chart Map of Navigational Aid Inspection Sites – Port of Cairns
Map of Cairns channel pile markers – aid to navigation in the Port of Cairns sites for inspection & UT testing by North Marine, commercial diving contractor.
Chart Map of Navigational Aid Inspection Sites – Port of Weipa
Map of Weipa channel pile markers – aid to navigation in the Port of Weipa sites for inspection & UT testing by North Marine, commercial diving contractor.