Damen to host welcome event on MV Sycamore


The builders of Australia’s MV Sycamore multi-role aviation training vessel (MATV), described by the builder as Australia’s first OPV, are tomorrow hosting a welcome function onboard the new, which arrived in Sydney a couple of weeks ago.

The Sycamore has been acquired to support a range of Navy training activities including initial helicopter deck landing qualifications as well as other Navy mariner skills training, such as at sea familiarisation, practice weapon recovery, navigation training and limited fleet support duties.

The MATV has contracted civilian core crew of 17 personnel, provided by Teekay Shipping,  which will be supplemented across the range of training activities by Australian Defence Force and other government personnel as required.


Terry Turner

Terry Turner is Senior Editor for Defence.com.au and Editor in Chief for the entire stable of CYBER PRESS magazines.CYBER PRESS is an Australian media business specialising in multi-channel broad audience online digital publishing. Our company is the evolution of Eco Magazines, Australia's premiere dedicated online publisher of full-format digital magazines. Put simply, we specialise, where many merely dabble.

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