Training and Charter Vessels

Fleet of vessels are available for commercial and scientific charter.


TV Bluefin is a 34.5m purpose-built training vessel that is utilised during seafaring, engineering and fisheries training courses.

Bluefin is also available for charter and has been used be a diverse range of maritime companies and has been used extensively by the offshore industry for underwater pipeline work and hydrographic surveying. She has also been used by charterers for such diverse work as:

  • Rescuing stranded Antarctic scientists from Macquarie Island
  • Minesweeping trials for the Royal Australian Navy
  • Survey work for undersea cables in Bass Strait
  • Marine environment survey work for science organisations in Australia

Bluefin provides accommodation for multiple scientists, engineers and support crew, and its crew are excellent in supporting our operations from every angle.

Dr Neville Barrett, Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)


TV PINDURO is owned and operated by AMC Search, and is used extensively in the training of Pacific Patrol Boat crews for the Department of Defence.

To facilitate this training PINDURO is fitted with the same electronic equipment found on a Pacific Patrol Boat, which includes radar, GPS plotter, gyro compass and auto pilot, as well as communications equipment.


FTV Reviresco is a 14m steel hull, ex-Queensland prawn trawler. She is used for training students in prawn trawling techniques and for research and development, particularly in the field of gear technology.

Stephen Brown

TV Stephen Brown is a former collier moored permanently at Beauty Point, where she has been renovated for use as a stationary training ship. She is connected to shore power and water to enable propulsion plant to be operated for training purposes. Holds 1 and 2 have been installed with a variety of fully operational machinery for training purposes.

A Damage Control (Flood) Unit is aboard the ship, which includes three flood-able compartments in the superstructure are used to provide damage control training for civil and Department of Defence Pacific Patrol Boat personnel.

Training Vessel News

Case study: Bluefin supports 10 day survey of deep water reefs

Case study: Bluefin supports 10 day survey of deep water reefs

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News from AMC: Navy Trainees learn the ropes around Bluefin

News from AMC: Navy Trainees learn the ropes around Bluefin

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