Shipping Maintenance & Repairs

Over 30 years of commercial diving experience has made Franmarine the operation that the shipping industry knows and trusts. Franmarine specialise in underwater services for ship maintenance and repairs.

Franmarine performs in-water surveys and inspection services, including underwater inspection in lieu of dry-docking (UWILD), on a majority of shipping vessels entering Australian waters. Inspections will often require Franmarine to carry out underwater CCTV video/photography services and Non Destructive Testing. The advantage to our clients being, identified underwater maintenance and repairs can also be carried out in conjunction with Envirocart to ensure the highest possible standard. Franmarine is the only commercial diving organisation in Australia offering this comprehensive package.

Associated ship maintenance and repair services include in-water propeller refits, underwater welding, cutting, drilling and sea suction/discharge blanking.

For maintenance Franmarine provides In-water hull Cleaning, propeller polishing (Ruberts Scale), cleaning of sea suction grates, ship lifts and docking alignment.

Franmarine presently holds the following class society approvals for In-Water Survey in Lieu of dry-docking: 

  • American Bureau of Shipping; 
  • Bureau Veritas; 
  • DNV GL;
  • Lloyds Register; and 
  • Nippon Kaiji Kyokai.

Shipping maintenance & repairs services include:

In-water Surveys and Inspection

  • CCTV Video Inspection
  • Still Photography
  • Bio-Security Inspections


  • Bio-Security In-water Hull Cleaning
  • In-water Hull Cleaning
  • Propeller Polishing
  • Cleaning Sea Suction Grates and Niche Aarea's

Corrosion Inspection and Protection

  • Non Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Denso Seashield
  • Alocit Underwater Epoxy Paint

Subsea Welding

  • Temper Bead Wet Welding
  • Anode Replacement
  • Hull Repairs
  • Sea Walls
  • Subsea Cutting

Hydraulic Tools

  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Grinding
  • Chainsaw


  • Rapid Emergency Response
  • Environmental Impact Statements

Envirocart In-water Hull Cleaning from Franmarine

More information about Franmarine's Envirocart In-water Hull Cleaning.

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