Good Reef!

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS - with Jill Abel - CEO

WEL­COME news that our re­cent ACA con­fer­ence looks like it has pro­duced an ex­cit­ing new part­ner­ship.

Capt. Wel. Gam­ble from Aus­tralian Reef Pi­lots (ARP) re­ports that he has been in dis­cus­sion with Anna Mars­den, md of the Great Barrier Reef Foun­da­tion (GBRF) fur­ther to her pre­sen­ta­tion to delegates on the im­por­tance of this nat­u­ral icon, the chal­lenges it faces & the in­no­va­tive work be­ing done to save it.

ARP al­ready plays an im­por­tant role ed­u­cat­ing cruise ship pax on the Reef. Their 12 pi­lots will be on board around 140 cruise ships this year guid­ing them through these crit­i­cally im­por­tant con­ser­va­tion ar­eas.

Not only do they play an im­por­tant role as pi­lots, they are also in­vited to be lec­tur­ers on the en­vi­ron­ment of the waters through which the ships are cruis­ing. Capt. Gam­ble is ex­cited to be dis­cussing a part­ner­ship with the GBRF whereby they can ac­cess up to date in­for­ma­tion, videos and pho­to­graphs to in­clude in their pre­sen­ta­tions.

He re­ports that there is a high level of in­ter­est from pas­sen­gers who have heard about the per­ilous state of the Reef and are keen to know what in­for­ma­tion is ac­cu­rate and how they can help.

With the GBRF as a re­source, he is ex­cited that their level of knowl­edge will be en­hanced and they can take a mes­sage of hope to pas­sen­gers around the re­search cur­rently be­ing un­der­taken.

Talks are cur­rently pro­gress­ing be­tween the two groups & we look for­ward to hear­ing fur­ther progress on this ex­cit­ing part­ner­ship.

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