The Swan Maritime Institute Foundation Inc (SMI) had its beginnings in 1992, when a number of seafarers got together and decided that through, predominantly volunteer effort, to provide experienced training and research input to the maritime industry of Western Australia through the Western Australian Department of Transport. This includes the commercial recreational, environmental and fishing sectors of this diverse maritime industry.
SMI was recorded at ASIC in 2000 and the Western Australian Training Accreditation Council as an RTO in 1995
Apart from conducting recreational and commercial vessel operator's certification training, from Kununurra to Esperance and all coastal areas between these points, SMI has conducted research into: - WA Blue Highway Concept (Where small domestic vessels carrying approx 250 20 TUE shipping containers from outlying small coastal ports to the internationally serviced ports of Fremantle and Darwin).
Using recycled plastics as aggregate for marine concrete artificial reefs and seawalls from a towed barge. The towing vessel being a training vessel for new entry mariners.
Possibilities of growing Edible Seaweeds in Shark Bay
The proposed formation, with Fremantle Sea Rescue VMR to an extension of the volunteer marine rescue to expand into the Volunteer Marine Fire, Rescue and Environmental Service VMFR&ES to include a fast response Marine Fire and Environmental capability to Clubs, Marinas and State-owned pens along the Swan River and marinas from Ocean Reef to Rockingham.
If you're interested in one of our open positions, start by applying here and attaching your resume.