Assisting the Australian Fisheries Management Authority

MIPEC in December was contracted by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to assist in the caretaking and disposal of an illegal fishing boat that had been captured off Saumarez reef in southern Queensland waters.

MIPEC Marine mobilised a tug and crew to take over the tow of the vessel and ensured quarantine risks were treated prior to the vessel being brought ashore at the MIPEC slip for fumigation and demolition.

MIPEC provided a fit for purpose solution utilising its diverse capabilities at short notice to assist the Federal Government in its enforcement of illegal fishing activities.