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1306, 2019

Australian Longline commissions new longlining vessel

Australian Longline announces that it has signed a contract with Norwegian designer Skipsteknisk for a new toothfish vessel that will harvest in Antarctic waters.

The 61.9-meter vessel, Skipsteknisk said in a press release, will be built at Vietnam’s Vard Vung Tau by Norway’s Vard Group and delivered in 2020.

The vessel is based on Skipsteknisk’s ST-156L design and is specifically designed for the severe weather conditions seen in Antarctica.

“Best practice sea capabilities, creating the new longline to become a stable working platform for the entire crew, on endurance up to 150 days has become an important criteria in the design process,” the designer said in a press release.

The vessel can accommodate a crew of 30 and employs 60,000 hooks.



1209, 2017

Australian Longline Sponsors Homeward Bound in Antarctica

Australian Longline is pleased to be able  to sponsor Justine Barrett (from Kettering, Tasmania) participating in the Homeward Bound leadership program

Justine Barrett from Kettering Tasmania

Justine Barrett (from Kettering, Tasmania) is part of 80 women with a science background partipating in the Homeward Bound leadership program. This global program teaches leadership, strategic and communication skills needed to inform policy for the sustainability of our planet. It is a one year program culminating in a three week voyage to pristine Antarctica in February 2018.

Justine is a post-graduate student at the University of Tasmania studying a Master of Antarctic and Marine Science – and absolutely loves it! She also runs a very small business wowing four-year old preschool children with the wonders of science and assists their teachers to include more science into their program. Justine is passionate about science communication and has developed activities to engage secondary students in current science issues. She would love to see Antarctic science being taught in schools Australia wide and is working towards this goal. Justine has three young daughters whom she expects will take over the world one day  🙂

Homeward Bound in Antarctica

Homeward Bound is a ground breaking leadership, strategic and science initiative and outreach for women, set against the backdrop of Antarctica.

The initiative, turned global movement, aims to heighten the influence and impact of women with a science background in order to influence policy and decision making as it shapes our planet.

Launching in 2016, Homeward Bound gathered the first 76 of a targeted 1,000 women from around the world, all with critical science backgrounds, to undertake a year-long state-of-the-art program to develop their leadership and strategic capabilities, using science to build conviction around the importance of their voices. The inaugural program culminated in the largest-ever female expedition to Antarctica, in December 2016, with a focus on the leadership of women and the state of the world

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