Tug Boat Assist for Bulk Carrier Ocean Crossing

Tug Boat Assist for Bulk Carrier Ocean Crossing

The Torres Strait

Scope of Work North Marine was tasked to provide a tug boat assist to a 180-meter, 25,000 gross ton cargo bulk carrier, the 'M.V. Funing'. Our tug assisted its voyage from Bligh Entrance through the Prince of Wales Channel in Queensland's Torres Strait. Project Brief - Tugboat Assist The North Marine tug boat 'Gulf Explorer' mobilised to the Torres Strait from the Port of Cairns, Queensland. From here, she assisted with the ship's tug escort, taking up the stern tow position. An 80-meter super tug took up the forward tow position. The Gulf Explorer's tug escort voyage involved transiting through a narrow passage of the Great Barrier Reef. Commencing at Bligh Entrance, near Bramble Cay, the tow assist passed via the Prince of Wales Channel in the Torres Strait. The Gulf Explorer's role is to assist the bulk carrier in holding straight throughout the voyage, limiting yawing during the ocean crossing. Project Outcome The M.V Funning made its transit safely and on schedule. The crossing was successful with no delays.

April 7, 2021

Tug Boat Assist for Bulk Carrier Ocean Crossing
Install a Boat Swing Mooring in the Torres Strait

The Torres Strait

Cyclone Mooring Installation in Torres Strait Project Brief The commercial dive division of North Marine was tasked to install cyclone-rated, 360-degree swing moorings off Thursday Island in the Torres Strait for the shipping company Sea Swift. Scope of Works The 360-degree swing mooring consists of a 54mm stud-link chain running out to three Stingray anchors. The cyclone moorings are rated to hold cargo vessels up to 500 tons in weight. Project Outcome North Marine completed the project installation on time and to budget. Installing a Swing Mooring off Thursday Island, Torres Strait The Torres Strait is a group of Islands located north of Queensland, Australia and south of New Guinea. The remote location of Thursday Island, Port Kennedy, poses numerous environmental and logistical challenges for the mooring installation. Critical factors such as strong tidal movements are key considerations for North Marine’s commercial dive division when planning and installing vessel moorings throughout the Torres Strait. Our Clients Sea Swift is the largest shipping company in Northern Australia. Sea Swift operates both domestically and internationally, providing cargo and freight shipping services. They have bases of operation in Far North Queensland and the Northern Territory. North Marine commercial divers install and maintain numerous boat mooring infrastructure for Sea Swift in Cairns, Queensland and the Torres Strait. Commercial Dive Company Based In Cairns, Queensland, Australia North Marine operates a full commercial dive division, providing a suite of dive services throughout Queensland and the Torres Straits. Our commercial dive experience spans over 30 years, working in both Australian and international waters. We work efficiently and safely, offering excellent value and quality guarantee. North Marine offers competitive quotes for commercial diving jobs throughout Australia’s EEZ. Visit these pages for more information on North Marine Services: Marine Services Commercial Diving Boat Mooring Installation & Maintenance Cyclone Mooring Installation

March 25, 2021

Install a Boat Swing Mooring in the Torres Strait