PROFESSIONAL marine services company Subsea has joined Shipping Australia.

Shipping Australia CEO Melwyn Noronha said Subsea plays a niche role in supporting regional Australia’s economic growth.

“Its maritime activities support the ocean shipping industry, which carries over 99.9% of Australia’s trade in physical goods and commodities, and international trade, which employs about one-in-five Australian workers. Over the last two years, the global shipping industry has had a massive crew change crisis, which had the potential to bring trade to a complete halt. The provision of services that enable crew change is of vital importance,” Mr Nornoha said.

“A broader, more diverse, membership can only be of benefit as we provide policy input into government. This will, in turn, benefit our members, the local industry, and Australia.”

Subsea shipping operations specialist Captain Zainol Ahmad said in joining the industry body, the company would be working in partnership with key stakeholders, which will result in better outcomes for our region, including help support the growth and prosperity of Queensland, the east coast and Australia.

“Furthermore, as a provider of specialist marine services we hope to not only add value through our technical capabilities to the improvement and sustainment of our shipping industry and ports, but also via our commitment to the provision of employment and training opportunities for those seeking to make a career within the maritime industry,” he said.

The company offers a wide range of services in support of our diverse maritime industry. Services include international maritime crew transfers, ship inspection and repair work, as well as surveying services. The company also offers a range of sub-sea services related to salvage, sea-bed scanning, search and rescue, wharf maintenance and diving services.