Argonaut Marine Group, which provides marine pilots, specialised personnel, and port services has engaged International Maritime Consultants to provide acquisition management services for its latest pilot boat newbuilding project. The 19.2 by 5.4 metre aluminium monohull is being constructed at Dongara Marine’s facility in Western Australia.
IMC’s client representative services provided across the acquisition and construction period includes:
Established in 2011, Argonaut has completed over 11,000 piloted vessel movements in the Port of Dampier, Western Australia. As well working for Pilbara Port Authority and MMA Offshore in Dampier, Argonaut provides pilotage services at the Port of Cape Preston and Port Melville in the Tiwi Islands. Its subsidiary, Northern Towage, offers port services including manning, towage operations, vessel charter, and vessel husbandry.
Argonaut is the latest in a line of commercial and government organisation to utilise IMC’s technical and commercial expertise to help ensure their vessel acquisition program efficiently translates the initial vision into successful operational capability.
IMC’s acquisition management record has involved patrol boats, research vessels, landing craft, aquaculture boats, and training vessels, with clients including the New South Wales Police; the Australian Institute of Marine Science; Blue Seas Pearling; the Western Australian Departments of Fisheries and Housing and Works; Fodico Marine Group; and now Argonaut Marine Group.
With the ability to draw on both internal and external subject matter experts covering the full spectrum of disciplines required of the shipbuilding process, IMC can compile a skilled team to oversee the construction of a range of vessels from conception to operation.