Western Australia-based boat builder Dongara Marine has completed a modernization project on a vocational school’s training ship. The 20-year-old vessel, operated by Central Regional TAFE, underwent renovations to provide training in fishing boat operations, boat services, and marine engine operations. The AU$2.1 million project, commissioned by the Western Australian Government, included the installation of new Caterpillar engines, navigation systems, and air conditioning systems. The vessel also features advanced equipment similar to that used on newer vessels, allowing students to become familiar with the latest technology. Additional upgrades were made to the accommodation spaces and engine room for improved comfort and safety during training activities. The ship resumed operations in August 2023 and will be used primarily for training helmsmen and ship crews, as well as supporting various other training programs.
Western Australia-based boat builder Dongara Marine has completed the modernization of a vocational school’s training ship, operated by Central Regional TAFE. The project, awarded a AU$2.1 million tender, involved the installation of new engines, navigation systems, and advanced equipment to provide comprehensive training in various marine operations. The updated vessel will be used primarily for helmsmen and ship crew training, as well as supporting other training programs such as aquaculture, tourism, and coastal protection. Upgrades were made to the accommodation spaces and engine room, ensuring improved comfort and safety during training activities. The ship, which resumed operations in August 2023, aims to provide skilled boat crew and maritime workers to support local employers in Western Australia’s Mid West region.
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