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About Us

SET Maritime & Electrical is headed up by Mark Smith.

Mark is highly-regarded AMSA Accredited Marine Surveyor, Marine Engineer and Electrical Contractor, offering a unique skill set to companies and owners/operators in the marine industry.

With over 40 years’ experience working in numerous areas of the Oil and Gas Industry, Mark has developed an extensive knowledge base and expertise in vessel operation and management.

Based in Brisbane, Mark is an AMSA Accredited Marine Surveyor, a member of the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors, a Chartered Marine Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Mark has won two awards for his revolutionary shore connection device – ESHORE – the 2022 Australian Business Awards: Product Innovation and the SafeWork and Return to Work Awards 2022 for Best identified solution to an electrical issue. 


As an AMSA Accredited Surveyor, Mark is able to provide the following services at the critical stages of vessel surveys:

  1. DESIGN APPROVAL (Electrical) – the approval of electrical design drawings for a new vessel or assessment of an existing vessel, against design standards.
  2. CONSTRUCTION – the vessel is inspected against the approved design. The inspections vary for each vessel and include the inspection of materials and equipment, and electrical surveys during the construction of the vessel.
  3. COMMISSIONING – testing to ensure the vessel functions as designed and meets applicable standards.


SET Maritime & Electrical develops programs for DP Annual Trials testing programs.

It is becoming more evident that client on hire requirements for DP Vessels are looking beyond Class approval of DP compliance and looking for a more robust DP testing program.

Each Classification Society has its own specific requirements with regard to annual DP trials. We can develop a specific program of testing to meet these requirements. The completed report will demonstrate that sufficient testing is in place for DP Trials.

While the above is applicable for DP2 and 3 vessels, DP1 vessels are not required by Class to have a FMEA however the need for annual DP Trials is still a requirement. The levels of redundancies are far less for this DP notation, but testing still needs to satisfy the attending Classification Surveyor and that of the client.

In both cases testing periodically to a high degree will give confidence that systems will operate in the desired manner, satisfying the attending Classification Surveyor and give the client assurance that redundancy has been maintained and is in good working order.

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

The FMEA is a structured approach for analysing potential reliability problems at the start of the development cycle. The tool examines what can be done in the product process to ensure that appropriate measures can be taken to eliminate errors and prevent or reduce their impact.

With that in mind it is imperative to have a reliable and trialled FMEA on board the vessel. Our’s knowledge has been developed from being exposed to the specific requirements from many different clients and the subsequent technical benefits of experience and lessons learnt.

The process involves reviewing the components, assemblies, and subsystems to identify all failure modes, their potential causes, and the local and global effects. For each component, the failure modes and the resulting effects are recorded in a specific FMEA document, which describes the equipment and systems involved, and their inter-relation.


The purpose of a SMS is to describe the overall framework for the management and co-ordination of marine activities necessary to facilitate maritime safety.

The management of maritime safety is predicated on the protection and preservation of persons, property and environment.

Reviewing and maintaining the SMS is required under IMO (excluding vessels under 500GRT), and DCV requirements , and SET Maritime can help ensure it is compliant and implemented correctly.


Mark has been called upon by Insurers and Law Firms, because of his Engineering experience and attention to detail. As a Marine Engineer and Surveyor, Mark is often required to assess the causes of incidents involving hull and machinery damage. His immense amount of knowledge of ship structure and equipment on board a particular vessel, their interactions, and the relevant safety procedures surrounding the operation makes him an asset in these situations as well as his extensive knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations both national and international.

ESHORE is an award-winning Australian-designed and manufactured shore connection device for all boats and vessels connecting to shore power. It’s a compact ‘Plug and Play Shore Connection’ that enhances electrical safety and meets Australian Standards compliance requirements.