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MARITIME fire detection, gas detection and fire suppression systems provider Wormald Technology has joined Shipping Australia.

The company has expertise in the design, supply, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of marine, naval and military fire protection, detection, safety and security systems.

Wormald director defence, marine and products Jon Buckley said it is important the maritime industry is united in providing the most advanced equipment, information, and training to deliver a critical service that can impact crew, suppliers and operations.

“While fire-protection companies such as Wormald Technology can deliver world-class products and services, the effectiveness of these essential systems often lies in the hands of those who use them,” Mr Buckley said.

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“Therefore, joining Shipping Australia provides our industry with an excellent and engaging opportunity to engage with and educate at a broader strategic level.”

Shipping Australia CEO Melwyn Noronha said firefighting practices, equipment, and training aboard ships are critical aspects of seaworthiness and are integral parts of ships’ firefighting systems.

“Unfortunately, in a heavy industrial sector like ocean shipping, it is inevitable that there will be incidents from time to time. Australia is fortunate to have highly qualified and experienced providers, like Wormald Technology, that can assist in such situations,” Mr Noronha said.

“And, of course, it is beneficial to all our members that Shipping Australia can consult with such an expert specialist marine services provider. 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. We look forward to working alongside our newest member, Wormald Technology.”

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