The Pacific Ocean is under threat.
We are taking direct action to stop this happening.
We started with an awareness of the potential for oil spills from World War II wrecks to ruin reef ecosystems.
With this in mind the researchers, divers, scientists and skilled others said the one thing they really wanted was a ship.
And our task list has subsequently evolved into something huge and necessary.
The former HMNZS Manawanui will be renamed in keeping with her proud traditions and will form the backbone of Major Projects Foundation’s operations.
We envisage these will now encompass:
- Wreck and dive site preservation.
- Research on oil content of wrecks – where is it and what’s the threat level?
- Coral reef regeneration.
- Mitigating the plastic content in oceans.
- Support platform for research projects.
- A training platform for seafarers to ensure the longevity of protecting the Pacific.
- Chartering the ship for commercial uses to support the foundation’s altruistic projects.
- Working closely with the University of Newcastle and the Newcastle Institute for Energy and resources.
- Other things we haven’t thought of yet.
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Here’s the ship – former HMNZS Manawanui. Soon to be renamed and re-tasked.