I'm due to start at BRNC on monday the 13th as a warfare officer and have been giving some thought as to the direction I would like to go in with regards to specialisations and draftings. I'm quite interested in serving aboard hydrographic survey vessels or possibly one of the vessels conducting fishery protection duties. I have just a few questions regarding deployments mainly, what kind of deployments could I expect on either of these types of vessels? I would prefer short and frequent deployments over a longer stint overseas. Also, what is required to specialise in hydrography? (stand fast anyone with a comment to make about beards/elbow patches and John Lennon-esque glasses). On another note, is it possible to conduct SFT aboard one of the aforementioned vessels? Thanks.