The first vessels of the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project was successfully launched by Austal at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) CUF on Monday 28 May.
The AMC team were ready at the crack of dawn to receive the vessel for launch, which was safely concluded by 11.30am. Throughout this period the team were in constant contact with Austal and all the contractors to ensure the process was conducted seamlessly.
The Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project is part of the Commonwealth of Australia Pacific Maritime Security Program. It aims to enhance practical maritime security cooperation across the South Pacific. Austal won the contract to design and construct 21 replacement petrol vessels by 2023.
The vessels will be donated by the Commonwealth to 12 Pacific Island nations, the first will be gifted to Papua New Guinea.
Project: Commonwealth of Australia, Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (SEA3036) Program
Launch of the first Pacific Patrol Boat
Utilising the AMC CUF floating dock
For more information:
Contact Gordon Milner at AMC Management: Gordon.Milner@amccuf.com.au
Contributions, videos and images supplied by:
Western Australia Government: Department of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Department of Premier and Cabinet
Department of State Development, Tourism WA, The University of Western Australia, Australian Marine Complex, Small Business Development Corporation, Department of Training and Workforce Development, Department of Health, Elyse Marks Imaging