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Providing the training that could one day mean the difference between life and death

Survival Centre

Learn how to keep a cool head under pressure. Combining a heated pool and mock ship's superstructure, this facility is blacked out for simulated night exercises, and can also create water turbulence, rain, wind noise and simulated storm effects. Students learn from the best at a facility that already provides front line training for ocean-going members of the maritime industry, including fishermen and passenger ship crew. The pool is also used by naval architecture and ocean engineering students for deep water model testing.

Marine Firefighting Training Centre

Help avoid tragedies at sea. Staffed by experienced officers, this facility specialises in practical training including the control of liquid and gas fires, and the use of self-contained breathing apparatus to fight fires in a mock ship structure. The fire investigation unit provides seafarers with the knowledge and skills to determine the cause of fires on ships and how to preserve the scene.


Damage Control Unit

How well do you cope when things go wrong? Find out at the Damage Control (Flood) Training Centre. The facility is located on the AMC's training vessel Stephen Brown, which is permanently moored at Beauty Point. The three floodable compartments on board already provide damage control training for seafaring students and Department of Defence Pacific Patrol Boat personnel.

Fast Rescue Boat Training

Take the helm. This is a practical hands-on opportunity for students and qualified mariners to learn how to launch and handle a Fast Rescue Craft (FRC), as well as recover people who have fallen overboard and manage a casualty.

DID YOU KNOW?

All students undergoing training or studies on the Bluefin undertake an Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS) course through the Emergency Response Centre. This includes units on fire prevention, accident prevention, emergency procedures and survival at sea.