Thamarrurr rangers lead the way
The marine ranger team recently travelled out to Wadeye, 400km South West of Darwin, to work with the Thamarrurr Rangers.
The Thamarrur Rangers patrol approximately 200km of coast line and represent over 20 clan groups. The rangers took ranger vessels Yenge and Warlmarr out and undertook a coastal surveillance patrol, a land patrol to several nearby beaches, creeks and outstation and conducted clean ups of these areas.
These marine rangers consistently apply best practice planning and reporting of their patrol activity and ensure their vessels and vehicles are well maintained and operation ready. In recognition of their outstanding performance and service to their community, the Thamarrurr mens rangers have recently been nominated for an Indigenous Natural Resource Management Award. Cariss Jones and Uriah Crocombe have been highlighted as the first locals in the Thamarrur ranger program to hold senior leadership roles within the ranger program.
The rangers currently have a new 7.6m custom works interceptor vessel being built, due to arrive in the coming months which will add significantly to their operational capacity.