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ARA Marine specialises in lifeboats, fast rescue craft, rescue boats, davits, winches, hooks and life raft servicing.

Lifeboats, Fast Rescue Craft & Rescue Boats
  • Annual and five yearly inspections by OEM qualified service technicians
  • System load testing as per Class Society/ Flag state requirements
  • Function testing of release hooks and winch mechanism
  • Lifeboat cylinder testing, refills, and replacement
  • Repair, overhaul, and recertification of damaged equipment
Davits & Winches
  • Full disassembly & inspection for wear on gears, bearings, seals, and brakes
  • Checks for weakness and exposure
  • Dynamic winch brake test to determine system integrity
  • Fall wire replacements
  • Repair inoperative equipment
  • Annual and five yearly service, inspection, repair, and recertification
  • Supply and exchange of hooks
  • Annual and five yearly inspection, service, recertification, and load testing
  • Lifejackets, immersions suits

ARA Marine are approved service partners for many of the world’s leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) of life saving equipment including Palfinger Marine, Fassmer, Hatecke, Viking Norsafe, Maritime Partner, Vanguarde, Zhenjiang, Shigi, Nishi F, Mansei, Jiangyin, Global Davit, Davit International, Sekigahara, and Henriksen.

Life Saving Appliances

ARA Marine offers Life Saving Appliances Inspections and Services compliant with SOLAS CHAPTER III ( Lifesaving Appliances and Arrangements ) and Marine Order 25 (Equipment — lifesaving) 2014.

Contact us for LSA inspection in Australia.

Life Saving Appliances inspections/services we offer include:

  • Lifeboats 
    Annual servicing, upgrading, survey and load test.
  • Life raft
    Annual servicing, repair and replacement.
  • Rescue Boat
    Annual servicing, repair and replacement.
    Hydrostatic test, annual servicing, refilling and repair.
  • Life jackets and immersion suit
    Surviving and replacement.
  • Air quality test 
    Annual air quality test analysis.
Lifeboat Annual and Five Yearly Inspections

SOLAS Chapter III specifies the need for servicing, annual inspections and a thorough 5-year inspection.

OceanLink Marine Services’ experienced lifeboat technicians are located in all major Australian ports to ensure that your vessel’s lifeboats and launching appliances are always updated and serviced compliant with IMO SOLAS requirements under MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1 and MSC.1/Circ.1277.

Lifeboat inspection services

We offer annual and five-year periodic inspections and tests on lifeboats, rescue boats, free-fall lifeboats.

We also cover inspections and tests on launching appliances – davits, and winches of various manufacturers, according to current legislation as per MSC1206/rev01.

Our Lifeboat technicians and services are accredited by BV, LR, DNV-GL, RINA, ABS, and NKK.

Annual Inspections and 5 Yearly inspections

These annual inspections are carried out under the approvals by Flags, ROs, and Manufacturers.

We use extended and detailed checklists for release gears, lifeboats, and launching appliances to guarantee the highest standards of safety for passengers and crew.

At any port of your convenience in Australia, our service team will visit your vessel to conduct a regulatory inspection. Using OEM approved checklists and procedures, we will assess the actual condition of the equipment and items to be serviced.

The 5 Yearly inspections are carried out under the approvals by Flags, ROs, and Manufacturers.
We use extended and detailed checklists, as well as our certified test equipment for release gears, lifeboats, and launching appliances to guarantee the highest standards of safety for passengers and crew

The 5-yearly inspection is a comprehensive service assessment of the lifeboat and davit systems, and can be carried out at a ship yard or offshore location at your convenience. Our service team will visit your vessel to conduct a regulatory inspection, and using OEM approved checklists and procedures, we will assess the actual condition of the equipment and items to be serviced.

Davits Repairs, Overhaul & Preventive Maintenance

The entire range of repair, overhaul and preventive maintenance is carried out onboard, / at any of our facilities around Australia, depending on the type of work needed.

Genuine spare parts are provided as part of our many turnkey solutions offered.

Mechanical components (sheaves, rollers, etc.), electrical components (limit switches, etc.) and hydraulic components (various types of valves, piping, pumps, etc.) are provided and replaced as part of the repairs and maintenance.

Lifeboats Engines Repair & Preventive Maintenance

Provision and installation of new engines, complete overhauls of existing engines, renewal of engine rooms (insulation, fuel lines, electrical system, etc.).

Replacement of shaft, shaft seals, gearboxes, propellers, hydro-jets, etc.

Life Raft Servicing
  • Inspection of the life raft and associated fittings for Corrosion and Damage.
  • Inspection of Container
  • Inflation of the life raft and inspection of the inflation system.
  • Inspect condition of equipment for Emergency.
  • Life saving appliances

Things we follow

  1. LSA code
  2. LSA maintenance check
  3. LSA maintenance plans
  4. SOLAS requirements
Ports of Operation

Mackay, Brisbane, Port of Newcastle, Port Botany, Sydney, Melbourne, Port of Geelong, Adelaide, Perth, Fremantle.

Our service team is available 24/7 to attend to any life saving appliances inspections and services. Please email or contact 1800 003 473 (24 hrs hotline).

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Specialised Marine Services

ARA Marine has fully equipped facilities and highly trained and accredited service technicians located around Australia. In addition, ARA Marine has a team of mobile service technicians who are on-call 24/7 for deployment throughout Australia, New Zealand and into the Pacific. 

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Pressure vessels, relief valves and mechanical equipment

ARA Marine exceeds the demands of today’s quality-conscious customer and provides the highest level of testing and certification services.

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Ships, boats and davits

ARA Marine provides ship, boat, and davit inspection and repair services compliant to IMO MSC 402(96) and SOLAS Chapter III which require five yearly inspections.

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ARA Marine provides comprehensive ship repair and underwater services for marine engines and underwater inspections and repairs.

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Hyperbaric / Breathing air systems

ARA Marine is a leader in hyperbaric services. Our hyperbaric technicians are OEM accredited and experienced in the inspection, testing, service, maintenance, and certification of breathing air compressors and breathing apparatus onshore and offshore.

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Marine electrical and automation

ARA Marine provides comprehensive electrical solutions for marine power generation, power distribution and automation control.

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Industry Specialisation

ARA Marine provides specialty marine safety services, technical support and engineering solutions to the commercial shipping, yacht, and offshore maritime industry in 16 major Australian ports.

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Oil and gas

ARA Marine provides the oil and gas industry with the highest standard of inspection, testing, service, maintenance, certification, and project and asset management for critical safety equipment.



ARA Marine has extensive experience in the defence industry. Our experienced personnel have an in-depth knowledge of how the Department of Defence operates and understand the Department’s unique and stringent work requirements.



ARA Marine operates in a variety of industrial areas and environments including mining, resources, gas plants, refineries, power stations, wineries and agriculture.

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Commercial vessels

ARA Marine is a well-known and respected name in the commercial vessel industry. We are renowned for high-quality work, service excellence and in-depth knowledge that is unrivalled in safety.