Commercial Vessels

Report It

It’s YOUR responsibility! We’re out of our busy summer period and now various operators find themselves entering different seasonal periods.  Whether that be whale watching, winter school holidays etc. During these times, passenger bad behaviour is often excused or even overlooked due to busy tourism times.  DON’T! Last year AMSA issued a number of fines […]

Are you aware of the psychological risks in the workplace?

Whether you believe it, or not psychological risks exist in every workplace and the maritime industry is no exception. Before I get into this topic I have to admit that it is one close to my heart as I’ve lost many friends and a few family members to suicide, most of which were in the […]

Managed Services

Do I need or want it? Managed services is the practice of outsourcing the responsibility for maintaining, and anticipating need for, a range of processes and functions, for the purpose of improved operations and reduced budgetary expenditures through the reduction of directly-employed staff. – Wikipedia 2024 has been a big year already to date! With […]

It’s Whale Season Again

Do YOU know your responsibilities? It’s whale season again and there are more whales arriving every day which is great for tourist operators. However, while whales are great for tourists, many other operators can and are impacted by whales in their area. While passengers (and workers) enjoy seeing whales while on the water, operators of […]

Changes to Marine Order 504

Do you know about the proposed changes? You may or may not have known that AMSA are proposing changes to Marine Order 504 (MO504) and from Shorlink’s side we believe AMSA are catching up to us! The good news is that the bulk of the “proposed” changes are already in the SMS manuals Shorlink develops […]

Is it the end or the beginning of your Season?

Let Shorlink assist….. Given the success and knowledge of Shorlink in the marine industry, we were approached some time ago, about expanding to include vessel clean, maintenance and management. So that is what we did! We understand returning from sea, your crew usually do a clean of your vessel.  This is usually what we call […]

In-water Survival

Could YOU survive in the water? It’s coming to that time of the year for the Northern States that water temperatures start falling. For the more southern States such as Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria not to mention the bottom end of Western Australia it’s pretty much an all-year-round issue. While you may have undertaken […]

2024 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

We came, We Talked, We Educated! The 2024 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show is now finished and what an incredible success it was…. not only for our business, but it was the biggest crowds on record, the vessels were the highest ever seen at the show and the best Australian weather! This was all a recipe […]

Shorlink & Sea-Flux

Get onboard with the benefits! Today there are many digital platforms on the market all with varying features, benefits and of course price points. There are also many people out there writing SMS manuals! We’ve reviewed many of them and have to say that Sea-Flux comes at the top of our list based on the […]

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

We’ll be there so catch up with us! Yes, it’s on again the world-renowned Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS). 2024 is set to be the most spectacular yet with close to 100 brand-new product launches from some of the globes most popular and luxurious marine brands. SCIBS is held from Thursday 23rd May to […]

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