Australian shipbuilder completes multi-purpose researcher

Dongara Marine fisheries research vessel

Western Australia’s fisheries research capabilities have been bolstered through the introduction of a purpose-designed and built research vessel

Built for the Australia state’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) by Geraldton-based shipbuilder Dongara Marine, the new 18.6-metre fisheries research vessel (RV) was named Djildjit Kaartadjiny in consultation with Noongar (indigenous) elders; Djildjit Kaartadjiny, meaning knowledge and understanding of aquamarine fish or fisheries research. 

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