Sydney: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, is looking to charter its newest flagship, RV Investigator, to the oil and gas industry.
The research vessel is funded for just half of each year by the federal government. To get more use of the ship, the organisation is willing to make some extra cash by chartering the high tech ship to offshore players likely for seismic surveys for short periods.
The ship was delivered last year from Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore. It is managed by ASP Ship Management.