Topic: MV Sycamore

MV Sycamore provides versatility to the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

MV Sycamore conducts a rendezvous with HMAS Choules to transfer personnel posting onto the ship during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

MV Sycamore conducts a rendezvous with HMAS Choules to transfer personnel posting onto the ship during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

The civilian crew of the Navy-contracted MV Sycamore have relished an expanded role during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20 - the ship has modified her operations, away from her usual role, to support the ADF’s bushfire response.

Sycamore delivers first wave of evacuees to safety

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Defence and SES Members help evacuees disembark MV Sycamore at Bluescope Wharf in Hastings, Victoria. (photo: )

Defence and SES Members help evacuees disembark MV Sycamore at Bluescope Wharf in Hastings, Victoria.

The first 58 evacuees-by-sea from the fire-affected Victorian seaside town of Mallacoota arrived at the Bluescope Steel Wharf in Hastings this morning, delivered to safety by the Royal Australian Navy training ship MV Sycamore.

Details of the Mallacoota evacuation by sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), POIS Helen Frank (photographer), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Evacuees from Mallacoota, Victoria are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Evacuees from Mallacoota, Victoria are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore.

Evacuation of residents and visitors of Mallacoota, Victoria, has commenced with over 1000 civilians embarking in HMAS Choules and MV Sycamore on 3 January.

Navy Task Group sails to support bushfire relief efforts

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HMAS Choules' enhanced medical team disembarks a MRH-90 Taipan Maritime Support Helicopter as the ship prepares to provide support to the communities affected by bushfires. (photo: POIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Choules' enhanced medical team disembarks a MRH-90 Taipan Maritime Support Helicopter as the ship prepares to provide support to the communities affected by bushfires.

A Navy task group departed from their Fleet Base East homeport early on New Year’s Day, in support of multi-agency efforts to provide assistance to communities affected by bushfires on the Australian east coast.

MV Sycamore - future proofing the RAN

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Karl Brinckmann (author), Mr Garry Vincent (photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets with Mr Scott Jackson, left, preparing for working at heights. (photo: Mr Garry Vincent)

Australian Navy Cadets with Mr Scott Jackson, left, preparing for working at heights.

Maritime Aviation Training Vessel MV Sycamore has recently taken time in a very busy schedule to help ‘future proof’ the Royal Australian Navy by training and supporting Australian Navy Cadets (ANC).

MV Sycamore takes training to new heights

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From left, Recruit Dylan Hahn, Recruit Bodhi Greenham, Recruit Mitchell Rose and Teekay Shipping Steward Tess Neumann who were all winched in MRH-90 Poseidon 15. 
 (photo: Mr Garry Vincent)

From left, Recruit Dylan Hahn, Recruit Bodhi Greenham, Recruit Mitchell Rose and Teekay Shipping Steward Tess Neumann who were all winched in MRH-90 Poseidon 15.

The Multi Role Aviation Training Vessel MV Sycamore is responsible for providing training to a variety of Navy and Defence organisations.

MV Sycamore trains Generation Next

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Karl Brinckmann (author), Mr Garry Vincent (photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets watch from the Helicopter Control Station as a EC135 helicopter lands on the flight deck of MV Sycamore. (photo: Mr Garry Vincent)

Australian Navy Cadets watch from the Helicopter Control Station as a EC135 helicopter lands on the flight deck of MV Sycamore.

As the new year began, the Royal Australian Navy’s multi-role aviation training vessel MV Sycamore was setting a course for the future, preparing for a big year of training the next generations of officers and sailors.

MV Sycamore supporting HATS with embarked aviation operations

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723 Squadron instructors conduct deck landings to achieve their Deck Landing Qualifications on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel, MV Sycamore. (photo: Unknown)

723 Squadron instructors conduct deck landings to achieve their Deck Landing Qualifications on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel, MV Sycamore.

It was a week of “firsts” when instructors from HMAS Albatross’s 723 Squadron (Joint Helicopter School) commenced training with the Royal Australian Navy’s new-generation training ship MV Sycamore.

Boarding party trains in real environment

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's boarding party teams transit to training ship MV Sycamore on Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats for drills as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba's boarding party teams transit to training ship MV Sycamore on Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats for drills as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba has conducted a successful boarding exercise during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018, Navy’s premier fleet training activity.

 

Aviation training facilities tested

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tim Craig (author), Unknown (photographer)

An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore. (photo: Mr Wayne Dunlop)

An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore.

The Navy’s newest aviation capability has been stretching her wings off the eastern seaboard, with the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit conducting first of class flight trials with the EC-135 helicopter in aviation training vessel, MV Sycamore.