LONG HAUL: The RV Investigator, seen here in Fremantle Port, can take a crew of up to 40 scientists on 58-day trips, or 10,000 miles, twice as long as its predecessor the Southern Surveyor. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Investigating the depths

The recent commissioning of a $120 million research vessel, the RV Investigator, could be a game changer for scientists and the mining sector.


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Total revenue

15th↓Fremantle Ports$222.0m
16th↑Forest Products Commission$126.3m
17th↓Southern Ports Authority$114.1m
29 state government businesses ranked by total revenue - this year