The Daily Examiner - - ADVERTORIAL -

In 2008 the Har­wood Marine di­rec­tors sensed an eco­nomic down­turn in their in­dus­try, and re­lo­cated part of their oper­a­tions to the Philip­pines, after be­ing asked to build larger ships than were ca­pa­ble at the Har­wood Ship­yard in Aus­tralia.

This proved to be a very sen­si­ble move, hav­ing com­menced build­ing ves­sels whilst in the midst of the global fi­nan­cial cri­sis of 2008.

This in­su­lated the com­pany from the frac­ture of this cat­a­strophic world­wide eco­nomic event.

The com­pany was asked to build a large pas­sen­ger ship, which was quite a unique de­sign, be­cause the ship also car­ried ship­ping con­tain­ers and haz­ardous fuel car­goes.

The ship was 80 m long and had a Gross ton­nage 2, 500 tons, and a pas­sen­ger car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of 100.

This Ship was built on time and on bud­get, and se­cured the rep­u­ta­tion of Har­wood Marine as one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing com­mer­cial ship­builders.

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