AWARDS 2023 | Best Small Training Vessel – Master Class – Dongara Marine

Best Small Training Vessel – Master Class – Dongara Marine This was a very interesting project that illustrates the great potential for re-cycling of well designed and built aluminium vessels even when they are twenty or more years old. Given a sound vessel, a refit or rebuild, even as extensive as...

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AWARDS 2023 | Best Remote Area Pilot Boat – Svitzer Marlin – Southerly Designs & Dongara Marine

Best Remote Area Pilot Boat – Svitzer Marlin – Southerly Designs & Dongara Marine The rough, hot and rugged Pilbara region of Western Australia is host to some of the biggest and most important ports in the world for the shipment of vast quantities of iron ore, LNG and other bulk minerals. Those...

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VESSEL REVIEW | Ocean Watch – Western Australia rescue organisation welcomes response RIB to fleet

The Marine Rescue Jurien Bay detachment of Volunteer Marine Rescue Western Australia (VMRWA) recently acquired a new rigid inflatable boat (RIB) built by local company Dongara Marine. Built with input from VMRWA volunteer crew, the 10-metre-long Ocean Watch will be operated alongside the smaller Bay Watch, Marine Rescue Jurien Bay’s other boat. Both vessels were […]

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VESSEL REVIEW | Svitzer Marlin – Pilot boat to support LNG terminal operations in Western Australia

Towage operator Svitzer recently took delivery of a new pilot boat from Western Australia-based boatbuilder Dongara Marine. Designed by Southerly Designs, Svitzer Marlin was acquired to help fulfill a contract to provide terminal towage and pilot transfer services at Woodside Energy’s LNG export terminals. Svitzer has a 10-year contractual arrangement with Woodside for the provision […]

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Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | October 3 – Italian and Australian patrol vessels plus US Navy surface ships

The US Navy welcomes a surface combatant into service while the Italian Navy takes delivery of a new offshore patrol ship. Construction continues on a future US Navy aircraft-capable amphibious ship. Finally, a Western Australia government office places an order for a multi-role vessel that will be built locally. US Navy commissions littoral combat ship […]

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CASE STUDY | Dongara leading the fleet with Capral Aluminium

Since 1975, Dongara Marine has become a mainstay in West Australia’s marine industry. Established by boat designer John Fitzhardinge in its namesake town, the business moved to a newly constructed waterfront shipyard in the port of Geraldton in 2022. Over the years, it has demonstrated exceptional...

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VESSEL REFIT | Master Class – Western Australia vocational institute places upgraded training vessel back in service

Western Australia-based boatbuilder Dongara Marine has completed upgrade works on an existing vessel operated by local vocational college Central Regional TAFE. The upgrade program on the 20-year-old commercial training vessel Master Class began following the award of a AU$2.1 million (US$1.35 million) tender by the Western Australian government to Dongara Marine in October 2021. All […]

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Research and Training Vessel News Roundup | August 8 – Canadian ROV, Australian training vessel refit and more

An Australian training provider places one of its vessel back into service following a modernisation program as Russia’s defence ministry takes delivery of a hydrograph ..

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Pilot Boat News Roundup | March 14 – Deliveries to US, UK and Morocco plus an order from a Western Australia port operator

New pilot boats have been delivered to owners in Morocco, Essex in the UK, and the US state of Oregon. A Western Australia port operator has meanwhile placed an order for ..

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Research and Training Vessel News Roundup | February 16 – US, Swedish and Dutch research and survey boats and an Australian training vessel refit

New survey boats have been delivered to a Dutch waterway authority and the US Army Corps of Engineers. A research vessel for the Baltic Sea is handed over to a Swedish no ..

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