Topic: HMAS Mermaid (A02)

Solo operator meets the challenge

Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Mathew Tickner onboard HMAS Mermaid. (photo: CPOB Anthony Martin)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Mathew Tickner onboard HMAS Mermaid.

For Able Seaman Mathew Tickner, being the only Communication and Information Specialist on the survey motor launch HMAS Mermaid is a challenge he is ready and willing to accept.

Survey vessels hit the charts

Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author and photographer)

HMAS Mermaid, one of four Paluma class vessels, recently completed an intensive five and a half week training program in North Queensland waters in company with her sister ship HMAS Paluma. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

HMAS Mermaid, one of four Paluma class vessels, recently completed an intensive five and a half week training program in North Queensland waters in company with her sister ship HMAS Paluma.

Training to ‘fight and win at sea’ occurs across the Navy every day of the year, but how does that concept map to the hydrographic fleet and their motto ‘diligence and skill’? – step into the world of the Navy’s survey motor launches.

Science degree just the ticket for survey work

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOB Tony Martin (author), CPOB Tony Martin (photographer)

Able Seaman Nicola Kingdon conducting seamanship evolutions onboard HMAS Mermaid. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Nicola Kingdon conducting seamanship evolutions onboard HMAS Mermaid.

Armed with a degree in environmental biology, Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicola Kingdon has put her training to full use as part of the survey team in HMAS Mermaid.

Navy Hydrographic Ships complete PNG survey

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author)

HMAS Mermaid in Port Vila Harbour during a South West Pacific deployment. (photo: )

HMAS Mermaid in Port Vila Harbour during a South West Pacific deployment.

Two of Royal Australian Navy's Coastal Hydrographic Survey ships have recently returned to their homeport of Cairns, having completed a survey of Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea.

Dibby goes home

Published on by LSHSO Lawrence McLean (author and photographer)

LSBM Barth Tiro conducts a Tide Camp during a survey of the Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea. HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma deployed to the region in August 2013 to conduct a hydrographic survey of the Dawson Strait. (photo: LSHSO Lawrence McLean)

LSBM Barth Tiro conducts a Tide Camp during a survey of the Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea. HMA Ships Mermaid and Paluma deployed to the region in August 2013 to conduct a hydrographic survey of the Dawson Strait.

A chance to deploy as part of HMAS Mermaid’s ship’s company to conduct soundings in Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea, was too good an opportunity for former Papua New Guinea native, Leading Seaman Bart Tiro to pass up.

PNG Independence Day celebrations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Mermaid, LCDR Sara Lambden with local children at Esa'Ala Station in Dawson Strait for Papua New Guinea Independence celebrations. (photo: LEUT Sarah Mills)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Mermaid, LCDR Sara Lambden with local children at Esa'Ala Station in Dawson Strait for Papua New Guinea Independence celebrations.

HMA Ships Choules, Paluma and Mermaid anchored in locations around Papua New Guinea recently for PNG Independence Day Celebrations in the local regions.