The Future Research Vessel Project has celebrated its focus on safety in the construction of Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator.

There was a cause for celebration at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore, the construction site of the Marine National Facility’s new vessel, Investigator, as two million man hours have passed without a lost time injury.

The companies working on the project – Teekay Australia and Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd – recently celebrated this milestone with CSIRO.

The Executive Director of the Future Research Vessel Project, Toni Moate, visited the shipyard in Singapore with Board chairman Simon McKeon and Deputy Chief Executive Craig Roy.

‘The ship has come a long way since we started construction with flat sheets of steel in January 2012, and it’s a credit to all the teams here at the Sembawang shipyard that we’ve been able to maintain a zero lost time injury record to date’, Toni said.

CSIRO’s Owners Representative in Singapore, Graham Stacey, welcomed the achievement but he wasn’t keen to make too big a deal as he said there’s still more work to do and his goal is to complete the project with a clean safety record.

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