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March 29, 2012
Kanimbla performed one last important
function for Navy on March 8 as the test
platform for a new technology that has
the potential to save the lives of sailors.
'Cry Havoc' was used to test the
Naval Automated Personnel Tracker
(NAPT), which is a Capability
Technology Demonstrator (CTD) project
being assessed by Defence Science and
Technology Organisation and the Navy.
CTD Program Director Alan Hinge
said the system performed many functions.
"The NAPT system employs innova-
tive active radio frequency ID tag tech-
nology to provide man overboard warn-
ing, RADHAZ zone intrusion monitor-
ing, monitoring of the disembarkation
and embarkation of personnel, and sup-
port of mustering operations."
Capability Development Group's
Maritime CTD Coordinator, CMDR
Menno Zwerwer, said the NAPT system
had the potential to save lives.
The NAPT was initially trialled at
sea in 2008 and again more recently,
which revealed major benefits to Navy,
as well as some gaps being addressed by
the designer, Blue Glue Pty.
"The NAPT has enormous benefits to
Navy in terms of OH&S, as we have lost
a few people at sea in tragic circumstanc-
es," CMDR Zwerwer said. "But a system
like this can quickly alert the ship's com-
mand to man overboard situations."
The radio frequency ID tag technolo-
gy is linked to sensors on different parts
of the ship to provide rapid mapping of
where sailors wearing bracelets or tags
CMDR Zwerwer said in the event of
someone falling overboard, the NAPT
not only provided rapid warning but pro-
vided a time stamp, the identity of the
sailor overboard, his/her last location
on the ship, and the GPS location of the
ship at the time of the incident.
"This technology can determine
exactly who is missing and more impor-
tantly where they are, especially if they
require rescue in times of crisis like a
fire," he said.
The NAPT also serves as an elec-
tronic peg board, assisting gangway staff
in determining crew and visitor status
CMDR Zwerwer said the NAPT sys-
tem had the potential to assist person-
nel tracking on the enormous Canberra-
class Landing Helicopter Docks where
hundreds of ADF personnel could be
monitored around hazardous spaces and
the upper decks.
Maritime Development staff will now
discuss with Navy the outcomes of the
demonstration and associated report in
order to make a decision about the poten-
tial for future application within the Fleet.
Although the demonstration was held
on board Kanimbla, the technology can
be applied in a land or air environment.
OLD ropes have enabled HMAS
Kuttabul to strengthen relations with
the wider Navy community that
now includes monkeys and lions.
Kuttabul's Buffer's Party has
effectively assisted in building
bridges with Sydney's Taronga Zoo
and the Taronga Western Plains Zoo
in Dubbo by donating ropes that
have exceeded their service life.
Kuttabul Buffer PO Jay Pettifer
said the ropes that once secured
warships to their berths at Fleet
Base East have been put to good use
in animal enclosures at the zoos for
a range of purposes, including mak-
ing swings for the monkeys.
"Over the past few years, HMAS
Kuttabul Buffer's Party has enjoyed
a relationship with Taronga Zoo in
Sydney, which was recently extend-
ed to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in
Dubbo," he said.
The Buffer's Party recently took
the opportunity to deliver the haw-
sers to Dubbo which doubled as a
team development expedition.
The Taronga Western Plains
Zoo offered an opportunity for the
Buffers Party of nine personnel to
experience a behind-the-scenes tour.
During the tour, the Buffer's
Party had a chance to hand feed
giraffes, white one-horned rhinos
PO Pettifer said donating the rope
marked another small success for
the Navy Community Engagement
Program, while the Navy person-
nel gained a better understanding of
wildlife and conservation.
RADAR: A new
being assessed by
the Navy has the
potential to help
save lives at sea.
ROPED IN: SMN Amanda Williams and AB Dean Welsh with the zookeeper from Dubbo's Western Plains
Zoo, Nick Hanlon.
Kuttabul strengthens zoo ties
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