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ARA Marine enables our customers to manage and meet statutory and regulatory requirements for certification of safety systems with minimum disruption.

With a strong history, ARA Marine has significant experience in providing services from original equipment manufacturers (OEM) as well as fulfilling Classification Society and Flag State requirements. A part of the ARA Group, ARA Marine has strong national links with ARA Group divisions, further complementing our breadth of expertise.

As experienced sales and service providers to marine and offshore, defence and industrial sectors, ARA Marine offers  innovative solutions and impeccable service. We provide high-standard and timely inspections, maintenance services, certification, and new products for critical safety equipment. We understand that this equipment is often mandatory in order for our customers to be able to perform their day-to-day operations and therefore time and cost efficiencies are critical. In all services, ARA Marine follows regulatory and manufacturer’s instructions and guidance, in relation to the selling and servicing of equipment.

ARA Marine has fully-equipped facilities and highly-trained and accredited service technicians located in ports around Australia including Perth, Karratha, Darwin, Cairns, Gladstone, Sydney, and Melbourne. In addition, ARA Marine has a team of mobile service technicians that are on-call 24/7 for deployment throughout Australia, New Zealand and into the Pacific. 

We have the capability and accreditation to service a wide range of safety and mechanical equipment.










Our history

On 1 November 2022, Wiltrading STACE and OceanLink Marine Services became known as ARA Marine. Since then, Marine Fire Services (MFS) has been acquired to further expand on ARA Marine’s capabilities.

Founded in 1986, Wiltrading offered integrated marine and offshore services, lifesaving equipment and firefighting systems servicing. STACE began operating in 1994 and quickly became leaders in the testing and certification of mechanical, fire, hyperbaric and pressure equipment to the defence and industrial sectors.

In 2015, Wiltrading and STACE merged and together the two companies maximised their skills, knowledge, and coverage across industries. The highly-trained team provided Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) approvals, technical and QHSE accreditations. In May 2021, Wiltrading STACE was acquired by ARA Group Ltd, an Australian-owned company with four main divisions that together provide fully integrated solutions for facilities and infrastructure, including fire & security, electrical, product, and property services.

In November 2021, the ARA Group also acquired Port Curtis Sea Services. In February 2022, ARA Group acquired marine service leader OceanLink Marine Services, a strategic acquisition to position ARA as a national provider.

Marine Fire Services was then acquired at the beginning of 2023, opening ARA Marine’s capabilities and services within the New Zealand market. MFS Ltd has grown from the mid 1980’s to become a trusted provider of marine fire safety solutions, with a team of experienced and qualified technicians who are experts in their field.

The national strength and services of the ARA Group are now available to Wiltrading STACE, OceanLink and MFS clients.


Our accreditations

QHSE accreditations

Certifying safety through accreditation and expertise.

ARA Marine holds the following accreditations and memberships:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • Fire Protection Association of Australia
  • ISNetworld

Technical qualifications

Certifying safety through accreditation and expertise.

Our exceptional technical qualifications and accreditations are testament to the quality of our work and knowledge and expertise of our staff.

ARA Marine hold:

  • NATA Type C inspection body AS/NZ accreditation
  • ISO/IEC 17020:2012 2.01 (pressure equipment) and 3.01 (Fabricated metal components and products)
  • SAI Global registered test stations in Perth, Darwin, Karratha, Sydney and Cairns
  • AS ISO 14644.1:2017 Clean Room Class 7
  • Royal Australian Navy hyperbaric accreditation
  • Lloyd’s Register (LR) approved service supplier for lifeboats, davits and release gear; hydraulic testing of low and high pressure cylinders; fire extinguishing systems and self-contained breathing apparatus
  • DNV GL approved service supplier for fire extinguishing systems, self-contained breathing apparatus and lifeboats, launching appliances, release gear and davit-launched life raft automatic release hooks
  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) approval for service and maintenance of Lifeboats, davits, release gear, fire extinguishing systems and self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Fire Protection Association of Australia – Gold Member
  • Member of the Australian Shipbuilding & Repair Group (ASRG)l
OEM accreditations

ARA Marine partners with the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to ensure all product recommendations and solutions are appropriate and sustainable.

ARA Marine is an authorised sales and service representative for the following listed OEM. We have fully trained, accredited and highly skilled service technicians to supply and maintain the industry’s best product ranges from some of the world’s leading manufacturers.

These include:

Lifeboats and davit systems

Global Davit
Davits for lifeboats and rescue boats

Jiangsu Jiaoyan
Lifeboats and davit systems

Jiangyin Wolong

Lifeboats and davit systems

Zhenjiang Marine
Lifeboats and davit systems

Redrock Marine
Davits and marine cranes

Mansei Inc
Lifeboat and davits

Survitec (RFD)
Life rafts and Lifejackets




Life rafts

L&W Compressors
High pressure and breathing air compressors

DONUT International
Personal descent devices

Davit systems

H. Henriksen AS
Safety quick release hook

Maritime Partner AS
Rescue craft, daughter craft and davits

Bauer Kompressoren
Compressors and systems

Breathing Air, safety, gas detection and fall protection

3M SCOTT Safety
Breathing air, PPE and gas detection

Extinguishers, systems and foam

ISS Machinery
Lifeboat and davits

Palfinger Marine (incorporating Harding)
Lifeboats, rescue craft, davits and release gear


Sekigahara Seisakusho Ltd
Lifeboats and lifeboat launching systems

Shigi Shipbuilding

Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft Co. Ltd.

Compass Water Solutions
Oil-water separation, water treatment and reverse osmosis solutions

Wilhelmsen Ship Services
Unitor fire systems

Lancer Industries
Inflatable rescue boats

Zodiac Milpro
Military and professional RIBs and inflatables

Fire and blast resistant doors and walls

Hatecke GmbH
Lifeboats, rescue boats and davit Systems

Davits for lifeboats and rescue boats