We deliver engineering, maintenance supply and training services to support the Royal Australian Navy through the Hydrographic In-Service Support (HISS) program.
 
Based at a tropical reef shipyard in Cairns, Queensland, the HISS program is an asset management contract that we have held since 2008.
 
Under the program, we provide management of engineering change, configuration management, technical risk, maintenance management and training, as well as warehouse and supply support services. 
 
HMAS Melville Cairns Dec 2020
Cairns tropical reef shipyard
 
The hydrographic fleet of vessels provide services to, and collects data for, the Australian Hydrographic Office and the Deployable Geospatial Survey Team to ensure Australia meets its obligations under the SOLAS Convention and the national interest, to enable safe navigation, maritime trade and protection of the marine environment. 
 
We are also responsible for forecasting, planning and delivering all maintenance requirements for the Leeuwin Class Hydrographic Ship, the Fantome Class Survey Motor Boat, the Paluma Class Survey Motor Launch, and the Antarctic Survey Vessel.
 
Our successful collaboration with the Royal Australian Navy, the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group within the Department of Defence and enterprise partners guarantees the continuous provision of materially seaworthy ships for the Australian Defence Force.