We are blessed to have the annual migration of vast numbers of humpback whales transiting our region annually. Every year our operations adopt special procedures during migration times to lessen this risk. Our pilot launches are fitted with infra-red cameras to detect whale activity. Our vessel operations are also modified when required to enhance the safety of the magnificent marine life that passes through the Moreton Bay region.
The Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA) was launched on 13 July 2000 at Newstead House; on the banks of the Brisbane River. A declaration of a voluntary commitment 'to save the seas' was signed by a number of individuals representing a wide range of shipping industry, government and non-government organisations who were committed to protecting Australia's precious marine environment.
AUSMEPA’s declaration was based on that of HELMEPA, the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association, founded voluntarily by Greek seafarers and shipowners in Piraeus, on 4 June 1982, with the aim to inform, educate and mobilize all in Greek shipping “from shipowner to the last seafarer” towards spreading a pollution prevention and safety spirit throughout the industry.