VESSEL REFIT | Sentinel – Royal Australian Navy patrol boat converted into autonomous systems demonstrator

PBAT Sentinel

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has taken delivery of an autonomous surface vessel (ASV) as part of a broader project that seeks to expand the service’s autonomous systems capability. PBAT Sentinel is the former Armidale-class patrol boat ex-HMAS Maitland, which was retired from RAN service in 2022...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/unmanned-naval-systems/vessel-refit-sentinel-royal-australian-navy-patrol-boat-converted-into-autonomous-systems-demonstrator/

VESSEL REVIEW | MinRes Coolibah – Transhipping barges to support Western Australia iron ore trade

MinRes Airlie, a new transhipper barge delivered to Australia mining company Mineral Resources

Western Australia-based mining company Mineral Resources (MinRes) has taken delivery of two transhippment barges for transporting iron ore from shore to larger cargo ships off the coast. The vessels, which have been named MinRes Coolibah and MinRes Airlie, were built by COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry of China with design work done by MinRes in collaboration […]

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https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/dry-cargo/bulkers/vessel-review-minres-coolibah-transhipping-barges-to-support-western-australia-iron-ore-trade/

Companies selected for dredging and marine works in Lumsden Point, Western Australia

Lumsden Point in Western Australia

Jan De Nul (Australia) has been awarded a contract for dredging and land reclamation at Lumsden Point in the port of Port Hedland in Western Australia. The works will create a new access channel in the port to enable vessels to safely berth at Lumsden Point, a swing basin and berth pockets suitable...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/marine-projects/dredging/companies-selected-for-dredging-and-marine-works-in-lumsden-point-western-australia/

VESSEL REVIEW | Djildjit Kaartadjiny – Compact, long-endurance boat for marine research in Western Australia’s waters

Djildjit Kaartadjiny, a new research boat delivered to the Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

The Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) recently took delivery of a new vessel to be used for fisheries research. Built to a design by Southerly Designs, the vessel has been named Djildjit Kaartadjiny and replaces the DPIRD’s earlier research vessel George Cassels, which is no longer operational. The new boat […]

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https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/research-environment-training/vessel-review-djildjit-kaartadjiny-compact-long-endurance-boat-for-marine-research-in-western-australias-waters/

Australia’s Northern Territory Police acquires patrol RIB

Deutrom, a new fast patrol boat delivered to Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency Services

Australia’s Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services recently took delivery of a new fast patrol boat built by Western Australia-based Dongara Marine. Deutrom was purpose designed, built, and equipped for police operations requiring very high speed and the ability to carry multiple...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/small-craft-world/ribs-and-rhibs/australias-northern-territory-police-acquires-patrol-rib/

Royal Australian Navy autonomous patrol boat completes acceptance trials

Sentinel, a remote and autonomously operated vessel of the Royal Australian Navy

Austal Australia has successfully completed sea acceptance trials, including endurance trials, of Sentinel, a remote and autonomously operated vessel of the Royal Australian Navy. The trials consisted of a series of remote and autonomous navigation events conducted off the Western Australian coastline during March and April 2024. Greenroom Robotics’ proprietary maritime autonomy software was used […]

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Construction begins on 32-metre catamaran for Western Australia’s Rottnest Fast Ferries

Rendering of new 32-metre fast catamaran for Rottnest Fast Ferries to be built by Austal Philippines

Austal Philippines has begun construction on a new 32-metre catamaran ferry ordered by Western Australia-based transport company Rottnest Fast Ferries. The new ferry will operate on the Perth to Rottnest Island tourism route. Upon completion, the vessel will have all-aluminium construction, a length of 32 metres, and an operational capacity of up to 400 passengers […]

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https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/passenger-vessel-world/ferries/construction-begins-on-32-metre-catamaran-for-western-australias-rottnest-fast-ferries/

Massive shipwreck discovered on seabed off Western Australia

Researchers in Australia have discovered a massive shipwreck estimated to be approximately 64 metres long lying at the bottom of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia. A small autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) developed by Sydney-based maritime technology company Advanced Navigation...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/specialised-fields/marine-research-and-training/maritime-archaeology/massive-shipwreck-discovered-on-seabed-off-western-australia/

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