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Eye-catching vessel named in honour of our Executive Chairman
completes maiden voyage under new name.
History was made at the weekend as the ‘Georgina Hope’ arrived in Port Hedland on her maiden voyage.
Renamed in honour of our Executive Chairman Mrs Gina Hope Rinehart, the 294-metre long vessel has also been painted an eye-catching pink in support of Mrs Rinehart’s long term commitment to breast cancer research and enabling better care, treatment and support for breast cancer patients. The vessel is owned by Hebei Ocean Shipping Co., Ltd. (HOSCO) based out of Hong Kong. Although the global COVID-19 outbreak prevented us from celebrating in the usual manner, a special water display will be carried out during the vessel’s inbound passage to mark her safe arrival.
The ‘Georgina Hope’ continues the tradition of Roy Hill painting its vehicles and locomotives pink in honour of our Executive Chairman’s commitment to breast cancer, and in honour of roys lady staff members. In 2016, we launched our first pink trucks, many of which have been named in honour of Roy Hill and Hancock Prospecting employees who have battled breast cancer. Last year, we also rolled out our first pink locomotives, for mothers and women of our north, and unveiled our bright pink Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separator (WHIMS) plant, the largest in the Pilbara. Currently, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia with 53 people diagnosed with the disease every day.
Mrs Rinehart personally and through her family foundations has a long history of supporting medical research, being the founder of the first ever Breast Cancer Foundation in the early 1990’s and also one of the major donors to the Bendat Comprehensive Cancer Centre at St John Of God Hospital in Subiaco. She is currently involved in an international study, the Alliance, to trial different treatment options to enhance care of COVID-19 sufferers and reduce hospital time.
With gratitude to Captain Matt Berringer and Captain Chris Cooper
for supplying the images as seen above.