A diver from commercial diving company Neptune Marine Services works on replacing the A bracket bearings in HMAS Parramatta. This was the first time such a task has been undertaken without the ship being removed from the water. (photo: IKAD Engineering)
A diver from commercial diving company Neptune Marine Services works on replacing the A bracket bearings in HMAS Parramatta. This was the first time such a task has been undertaken without the ship being removed from the water.

WAMA bearing down on Parramatta

A requirement to replace worn underwater bracket bearings in HMAS Parramatta without impacting the ship’s mast upgrade schedule has led to the team at the Warship Asset Management Alliance (WAMA) coming up with a unique and innovative solution.

RIMPAC

  • A United States Marine checks his amphibious assault vehicle after entering HMAS Adelaide while at sea during Exercise RIMPAC 18, Hawaii. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

    HMAS Adelaide docks Amphibious Assault Vehicles

    Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), HMAS Adelaide has achieved another significant milestone on Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 (RIMPAC 18) by embarking thirteen US Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV).

Fleet

  • A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

    Experienced Sailors prepare ship for disposal

    When a ship is decommissioned it isn’t as simple as the crew walking away. Experienced staff support the disposal process and remove as much usable and valuable equipment from the ship that can be utilised again across the fleet and defence.

RIMPAC

  • Australian Army and United States Marine Corps personnel embark in HMAS Adelaide at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

    A multi-national feat for 2 RAR on HMAS Adelaide

    2nd Battalion (Amphibious), Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR) soldiers have embarked HMAS Adelaide as part of the largest multinational force the ship has welcomed on board since her commissioning in 2015.

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Events

  • LS Gemma Stratton works with the Invictus Games film crew on board HMAS Anzac. (photo: Salty Dingo)

    Anzac supports Invictus Games video

    When the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Anzac returned recently from a deployment to South East Asia one of the ship's first tasks was to support the filming of a video to promote the upcoming Invictus Games to be held in Sydney in October 2018.

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HMAS Cerberus Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joe Piasecki, hands over donated sleeping bags to staff at SalvoCare Eastern – Rosebud. (photo: LSMEDSM Alexander Ashenden)

Recruit School lends a hand

Simple initiative shown by a sailor at Navy’s Recruit School has provided a boost to amenities at a local Salvation Army centre.

 

Executive Officer HMAS Harman, Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson makes a donation to the Mark Hughes Foundation with Seaman Maritime Logistics-Personnel Operations Jayden Mansfield. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Harman hosts charity football This article has photo gallery

ADF people of Canberra have braved the cold weather to conduct a sporting event for a good cause at HMAS Harman.

 

Events

LS Gemma Stratton works with the Invictus Games film crew on board HMAS Anzac. (photo: Salty Dingo)

Anzac supports Invictus Games video

When the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Anzac returned recently from a deployment to South East Asia one of the ship's first tasks was to support the filming of a video to promote the upcoming Invictus Games to be held in Sydney in October 2018.

HMAS Kuttabul chef, ABML-C Andrew Oliveira and Broadspectrum chefs cooking during round two of the Nestle Golden Chef's Hat Awards competition at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Chefos go for gold This article has photo gallery

A team of two chefs from HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney have turned up the heat during a strongly contested professional cooking competition.

Sport

Representative of the Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale Dorine Silvestri (left) and Lieutenant Gemma Casserly meet during the welcoming of the Rugby Club de la Marine National by the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union Womens Association. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

RAN women prepare for on-field clash with French Navy This article has photo gallery

The Women’s Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale (RCMN) arrived down under yesterday for their inaugural tour to Australia.

The NUSHIP Brisbane Winning Team for EAA European Handball 2018. (photo: LSPTI Jarryd Boyd)

NUSHIP Brisbane takes out Eastern Australian Area European Handball title

Esprit de corps and teamwork were common themes during the annual European Handball Championship held at the Fleet Base East Gym recently. Teams from across the Sydney region played it out for the Eastern Australia Area (EAA) European Handball Champion for 2018.