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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.

With well-established and documented work practices, ARA Marine project manages complex fit outs, tests, services and rectifications to the standards expected by the Department of Defence.

We are experienced in servicing equipment at site and on vessels, and all necessary technicians hold relevant security clearances.

We also have large, custom-built workshops designed to meet the requirements of our customers at the ports of Henderson, Sydney, Karratha and Darwin. Our workshops in Karratha, Henderson and Sydney also hold hyperbaric accreditation from the Royal Australian Navy.

ARA Marine inspects, tests, services, repairs, recertifies and supplies:

  • FRC and rescue boats
  • Davits
  • Safety release hooks
  • Firefighting equipment and systems
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Portable firefighting equipment
  • Gas detection and calibration gas
  • Breathing air systems and Breathing Air Compressor Units (BACUs)
  • Breathing apparatus and long line units
  • Diving, breathing air, oxygen and mixed gas systems
  • Medium and high-pressure air/gas compressors and boosters
  • Pressure vessels, relief valves, gauges, heat exchangers, pipework and hoses
  • Fluid transfer pumps and accessories
  • Additional miscellaneous safety equipment

ARA Marine’s other services include:

  • Manufacture of breathing air packages
  • Oxygen cleaning of gas systems
  • Hire SCBA, Breathing Air Compressor Unit (BACU) packages
  • System design
  • Project management
  • Planning and management of maintenance including planned preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance on plant and equipment
  • Emergency maintenance including a 24-hour call-out service
  • Facilities and machinery appraisal
  • Minor works, renovations and refurbishments
For further information on the services we offer to the defence industry, please email or contact Mike Gartside on +61 417 965 391

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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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Hyperbaric / Breathing air systems

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