Commercial Marine Consulting

Helping our clients find the best solutions to their operating needs.
Why us

All our services is backed by 45yrs+ of industry experience

Transparency is a core value of our organisation. Our unwavering commitment to upholding rules and guidelines while assisting clients in achieving their goals is paramount. We understand that cultivating trust is essential to foster enduring partnerships with our clients.
Wayne & Charmayne Linklater
top view of fishing vessel working at sea

Safety management systems (SMS)

Contact us for assistance in writing and evaluating your safety management system to meet Australian Maritime Safety Authority compliance. We offer many SMS solutions, including, development, one-time assessments, ongoing management plans, onboard training, and customised workflows to match your business operations.

Marine operation analysis and assesment

We offers customised solutions for marine operations, with in-depth analysis and risk assessments. Our team of experts provides accurate reviews and tailored solutions to reduce hazards and maximise your operations' potential.

Crew inductions and training

Enrol all crew members in Shorlink’s induction and training programs to ensure they know your safety procedures before starting work. Our flexible training covers emergency preparedness including fire safety. We also offer regular refresher courses to keep your vessel and personnel safe and compliant.

Workplace Safety

We have one of the highest reputations for developing OHSMS in the marine industry. All works complies to international standards ISO 45001:2018

Marine Incident Investigation

Shorlink offers in-depth reviews, risk assessments and incident investigations. Our team of experts provides accurate reports and expert legal witness support.
variety of shorlink marine log books

Vessel log books

Our log books are entirely developed by a mariner for the mariner. We understand the ease to which a log book is required yet meet industry standards. We cover vessel log, training, sewage management, crew Management, Maintenance and more. We can even create customised log books based on your specific needs.

Positive client experiences

"Thank you for the valuable contribution you made to our business. He joined the business when we were at the crossroads with decisions to be made as to the next step. You gave what you promised hands-on approach to production management plus an in-house business consultant. And as promised you performed both roles extraordinary well. As a hands-on production manager you bought efficiency improvements. As a business consultant you got a handle on past performance and future potential. You contributed a combination of skills that are very hard to find – very broad knowledge base, hands-on experience, strong work ethic and business analytics skills. We were very satisfied with your services."
Jill Ferguson
General Manager
Inflatable RIBS Marine
"I have known Wayne Linklater since 2017.
At that time Wayne assessed and upgraded the Safety Management System for Paradise Jet Boating and has managed our safety matters, in a very professional manner, ever since. Wayne has also assisted in various other matters relating to our business over the years, and his knowledge and advice has been invaluable. He has a very extensive range of experience in maritime issues, as well as many other areas, including legal, general safety, workplace procedures and operational matters. Wayne has a great work ethic. He is always contactable and very prompt and efficient at addressing matters that he takes on. Wayne is now looking after safety management, operations assessment, crew induction & training and record keeping for other businesses in which I am involved. We are very satisfied with the service and advice that Wayne provides and would recommend him to any potential client."
Tony Johnson
Paradise Jet Boating
"Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport have been utilising the services of Shorlink for a number of years now. From documenting our Safety Management Systems to creating an Occupational Health and Safety Management System for the Squadron, the service is always professional, and we have very thorough documents. Wayne, and his team are very easy to deal with and always provide an efficient high level of service. Shorlink comes with a very high recommendation from this Organisation."
Glenn Norris
Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport
“I highly recommend Wayne from Shorlink, for all your safety management needs. Since 2018, Wayne has been our SMS expert, organizing safety protocols and incident management for all three of our companies. His expertise and dedication have made our workplace safer, and Shorlink's collaborative approach sets them apart. Trust Shorlink for exceptional safety consultancy services.”
Suzy Jeffress
Administration Manager
Tours and Attractions Group
"I write in confirmation to confirm we have use the services performed by Wayne Linklater. During this time Wayne has performed survey valuation reports on both pleasure craft and commercial vessels including fishing vessels. Wayne's attention to detail when both inspecting a vessel and the subsequent reports have been excellent and in fact a number of surveyors have modelled their reports on Wayne's principles. We have no hesitation in recommending Wayne to our customers."
Damian Pugh
Commercial Fishing Club Marine Limited.
"A strong feature of the way you operate is the courtesy you offer, it starts from the top and it's evident right through to all of the men on your workshop floor I always enjoyed my frequent visits for this very reason. Finally I would like to say a special thank you for the quality of workmanship, particularly since you took great pains to explain and show me through the projects at each stage where it might have been far easier (and less ethical) to do a lesser job and cover it up before I could take a look. Wayne, you should be proud of the business you are running there; as a customer it has left me feeling very satisfied indeed."
David Rogerson
"Our company has a fleet of 14 commercial visit fishing vessels and we recognise the need to get professional assistance in developing our safety management system maintenance and the delivery of emergency response training. We engage Shorlink to do our SMS manuals and deliver training and in the year since then Shorlink in particular Shorlink’s principal consultant Wayne Linklater has been responsible for changing the safety culture within our commercial vessel operations. Over the years since the implementation of our new SMS manuals AMSA has undertaken several reviews of the manuals and commented they were the best they have seen."
"Wayne Linklater has done work for this company consisting of condition and valuation surveys of fishing vessels and surveys and assessments of damage to home, machinery and general equipment. Wayne has shown himself to be a competent whole surveyor. He has performed his work to our entire satisfaction on all occasions."
David Roberts
Sunderland Marine

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