Sandra Wilkinson Marine Biology Research Vessel Fund

It was the late Sandra Wilkinson's desire to assist in the area of Marine Biology Research, so we are welcoming donations for the replacement of the James Cook University (JCU) Orpheus Island Research and Rescue Vessel.

The vessel not only offers JCU Marine Biology students a research platform for studies while on placement at Orpheus Island but would also provide emergency assistance for the coastal region from Rollingstone to Lucinda (approximately 100 klms= of busy coast).

The original vessel was destroyed by Cyclone Yassi and efforts are currently underway at JCU to raise funds for a much improved and larger replacement.