Rivergate Finishes Work on MY Steve Irwin

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Rivergate Marina and Shipyard has completed the new helipad onboard the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s flagship, the MY Steve Irwin.

Rivergate’s bid to fit the new helipad was accepted due to a design to move the helipad from the hangar to the fore deck.

“Some of greatest ideas come from utilizing tried and tested technology in a new and different way,” said Mr Steve Fisher, General Manager of Rivergate. “The engineers, Marine Engineering Consultants, devised a system of a retractable the landing pad from the hangar out to the aft deck using a system of genoa tracks commonly used on sailing vessels. This system dramatically reduced the cost and ultimately, won us the bid.”

After three months of construction, the M.Y. Steve Irwin now has a purpose-built landing pad and hangar on its stern for their next campaign.

Used to defend whales against illegal whaling operations in the Southern Ocean, the M.Y. Steve Irwin completed the construction over the last three months, close to the home of its name sake, the late Wildlife Warrior, Steve Irwin.

“I would like to thank the Rivergate staff who assisted us in completing the helipad on board the Steve Irwin. Rivergate’s ability to coordinate contractors, tradesman and projects in a seamless, timely fashion was very impressive. I would highly recommend their facility,” Captain Paul Watson.

The 60 metre vessel will depart Brisbane on Wednesday 3rd December 2008 with founder and captain, Mr Paul Watson, and celebrity activist Ms Darryl Hannah.

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

USCG Flush Ice down River Systems to Facilitate Shipping

The Coast Guard cutter fleet is flushing ice through the Great Lakes river systems to prevent ice jams and facilitate commercial shipping as the shipping season

Chile Desert Rains Sign of Climate Change

The heavy rainfall that battered Chile's usually arid north this week happened because of climate change, a senior meteorologist said, as the region gradually

Mexico Unveils National Strategy ahead of Paris Climate Talks

Mexico on Friday said it will cap its greenhouse gas emissions by 2026, becoming one of the first countries to formally submit its national climate plan the

Vessels

Carnival Sails to Profit

The world's largest cruise company Miami-based Carnival Corp reported a net profit of $49 million, or 6 cents per share in the first quarter ended Feb. 28.   That

Smoke: Cruise Ship Evacuates Passengers

A number of passengers and crew members were evacuated after smoke was spotted billowing from the front section of Carnival Liberty cruise ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean nation of St Maarten.

First Supramax Vessel for Japan-Italy Venture

'DACC Tirreno' was delivered at the Oshima shipyard in Japan yesterday, the first of four Supramax bulk carriers for the dACC Maritime Limited fleet, the joint

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1343 sec (7 req/sec)