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Brian Probert – Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia
Something completely different for the Department for Transport, Energy & Infrastructure (DTEI) The South Australian Minister for Transport is the “ship owner” of the Sail Training Vessel One and All. This ship is a top rigged schooner with a clipper bow and counter stern – See Figure 1. The STV One and All was built in Adelaide at North Haven by W. G. Porter & Son Pty Ltd and was launched in 1985. It is operated by the company SA Tall Ships Inc, which crews, provides training and excursion sails for the general public.
The STV One and All was recently extensively refurbished to meet Federal and State Government requirements for vessel survey. This allows the vessel to sail with paying passengers around Australian coastal waters. The State Government provided the major lead to the project providing funding and supporting South Australian youth with a vessel and training programs. The refurbishment project was conceived and executed by the Mechanical Services Section of DTEI.
So why is this so different for DTEI? – Well the ship is predominately wooden. However, major components of the vessel are indeed steel in construction.