Liveaboard Research Charter – Northern GBR & Torres Strait

North Marine is contracted to supply a charter vessel for conducting turtle conservation expeditions on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.

Client: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

In collaboration with the Department of Environment & Science » Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships (QPWS&P)

Scope of Work – Liveaboard Research Charter

As part of a collaborative study into the threatened Green Turtle species, North Marine’s research vessel ‘Escape’ runs up to five, 14-day liveaboard trips per year to the northern Great Barrier Reef & Torres Strait.

Our state-of-the-art research vessel accommodates Traditional Owners, conservation officers and scientists, along with multiple tender vessels, workstations & field research equipment.

The studies investigate the impacts of climate change, inform area management, gather turtle population data and enhance the co-management capacity of Traditional Owners.


North Marine – Discriminators for the Liveaboard Research Charter Expeditions

  • Adept at delivering logistically complex and remote projects
  • Ethically, culturally and socially aware company, established operating in the sensitive habitats of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Extensive track record in Government contracting
  • Suitable fleet of vessels that comply with WH&S, accommodation & biosecurity requirements
  • Hold all necessary permits to conduct charter operations
  • Local SME business with a local workforce & FNQ premises
  • ISO accredited
  • Experienced management and key personnel


North Marine has completed each research charter to date, with schedules and project requirements successfully fulfilled in full, on time and within budget.

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North Marine – Leading Marine Contractor in Queensland, Australia

North Marine is a prominent marine support company based in the Port of Cairns in Queensland, Australia.

North Marine has a long history of delivering maritime support services to Government agencies and the public sector.

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