As many of you who have worked with Joe or know him even a little bit will know that for many years one of his favourite sayings is “GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW!!”, sometimes said in jest and at other times in all seriousness.
So when Joe was asked to donate his time as an Accredited Surveyor to provide a Fit for Purpose Recommendation and submit it to Maritime Safety Qld for the Summertime Riverfest Australia’s Biggest Duck Race, which was held on the Brisbane River last weekend, he was only too happy to oblige and some of us thought that it was quite fitting.
The Great Duck Race is held every year by the PA Research Foundation to raise money for very important cancer research, a great cause run by very dedicated people. This years event has raised in excess of $350,000.
Blackpond Marine Consultants worked closely with Waterway Constructions Pty Ltd and MDT to make sure that safety on and around the barge was of utmost importance.
Blackpond were happy to play a very small part in the success of the day and Joe has happily put his hand up to help out again next year and hopefully for many years to come.
Read more about the event here.