Recently the Sembawang Shipyard held a Naming Ceremony for RV Investigator.
The event was attended by the Executive Director of the Future Vessel Project, Toni Moate, who attended as the Lady Sponsor, Dr Andrew Johnson, CSIRO Group Executive, Environment, who is also the Chair of the Marine National Facility Future Research Vessel Project Steering Committee, Professor Craig Johnson as the Chair of the Marine National Facility Steering Committee, and the High Commissioner to Singapore, Mr Philip Green, attended as the guest of honour
Did you know we ran a national competition to choose a name for the new vessel?
The name Investigator was chosen for its links to our maritime history.
Captain Matthew Flinders, a navigator and cartographer, was the first to person to circumnavigate Australia in his survey ship His Majesty’s Sloop Investigator from 1801-03.
The photos of the Naming Ceremony are fabulous!