Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Junior officers take to the seas aboard STS Young Endeavour

Fifty junior Maritime Warfare Officers recently completed their first at-sea training component, aboard the RAN’s Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour.

Fifty junior Maritime Warfare Officers recently completed their first at-sea training component, aboard the RAN’s Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour.

The phase took the form of an intensive three-day training program, held between 17-28 June, to commemorate the beginning of the Maritime Warfare Officers course for entrants.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Social distancing measures prevented the group from carrying out the training cruise earlier this year as scheduled, whilst undergoing the New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell (Jervis Bay, NSW).

Embarking from HMAS Watson, the modified training program in STS Young Endeavour was designed to be delivered to small groups by the vessel’s Navy staff crew.

Learning in the square-rigged tall ship gave the participants a practical crash course in:

  • Seamanship;
  • Navigation;
  • Rules of the “road”; and
  • Watch-on-deck routines.

Midshipman James Bednaic said that he relished the chance to navigate from Broken Bay back to Sydney Harbour.

“To be put in that situation actually tests you and shows what you can do, and shows the team that you’ve worked with over the last 72 hours what you’re capable of.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“It was truly an amazing experience,” he said.

Commanding Officer of Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander said the ship’s staff crew worked hard to deliver a program that met the particular training objectives of Maritime Warfare Officer’s Course, while also meeting social distancing requirements.

“Sailing aboard Young Endeavour is a powerful and unique experience and one which has enriched the training program for these new recruits,” LCDR Callander said.

“The focused training schedule allowed our dedicated staff crew to share their expertise and give the junior officers a better practical understanding of life at sea.”

For many aboard the vessel, it was their first seagoing experience. Since 1988, more than 14,000 young Australians from all over the nation have sailed aboard Young Endeavour, which Defence said allows them “to take part in an inspiring youth development experience that increases self-awareness, develops teamwork and leadership skills and creates a strong sense of social responsibility”. 

Junior officers take to the seas aboard STS Young Endeavour
STS_Young_Endeavour.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

more from defence connect

Jan 17 2022
Ukrainian government target of large-scale cyber attack
An estimated 70 Ukrainian government websites, including the education, emergencies and foreign affairs ministries, were penetrate...
Jan 17 2022
Philippines bolsters Black Hawk fleet
The Secretary of the Department of National Defense has confirmed that the Filipino government intends to purchase 32 new Black H...
Jan 17 2022
Airbus backs long-haul AIC approach for JP 9102 push
The prime is anchoring its bid to secure the JP 9102 contract on its long-term proposition to the local defence ecosystem. ...