ASP Group made a significant contribution to the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Awards held in Hong Kong on 16 November. …...
Investigator "best in the world"Tue Apr 07
Launching the Welcome to Port Open Day celebrations for the new research vessel Investigator in Hobart, Tasmania in December last year, the Australian Federal Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane, declared the ship to be the 'best research vessel in the world'.
The Welcome to Port Day attracted visitors from all over Tasmania, other Australian States and from overseas.
Amongs them, respresenting ASP Group as Managers of the vessel were Group Managing Director David Borcoski, Group Chief Operating Officer Bob Bird, ASP Australia General Manager Tim Asome, Ship Manager Marcus Ekholm, and ASP Crew Management Asustralia Manager Phil Jones.
Mr. Macfarlane said that the Investigator Project and the Marine National Family will contribute between $7 and $11 Million a year into the local economy. In the last 10 years Hobart has become a Marine and Antartic Science Hub, and the Investigator will enhance this.
For Australia in general the Investigator will be able to work on projects specifically seleceted to benefit the nation, such as:
Helping increase aquaculture productivity
Giving a better understanding of the dominant role of the ocean in weather and climate variability
Revolutionising fisheries science and management
Studying the changing dynamics of the ocean floor (such as the movement of tectonic plates, which can trigger tsunamis)
In addition, the Investigator has greater capacity for reserach across Australia's Marine Territory. The vessel will now be able to map the Ocean floor to any depth, search for resources, better understand fisheries, collect weather data 20km into the atmosphere and much more.
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