Section: Fleet

War on barnacles

Published on by Ms Alison Caldwell (author), Unknown (photographer)

Dr Andrew Scardino examines antifouling coatings for improved efficiency of Navy vessels. (photo: Defence Science and Technology)

Dr Andrew Scardino examines antifouling coatings for improved efficiency of Navy vessels.

The term underwater warfare conjures images of submarines launching torpedoes as destroyers drop deadly depth charges. But there’s another intractable and silent battle being waged beneath the waves. While not as potentially lethal for ships and crews, the attacks are relentless and costly – both for the Navy and for Australia’s marine environment.

Indonesian Hydrographers experience Australian Navy first hand

This article has photo gallery Published on by MDN Joshua Sewell (author), ABHSO Peyton Carey (photographer)

LSET David Stinson coaches the Indonesian Navy sea riders on how to conduct a door entry in during fire-fighting scenario. (photo: ABHSO Peyton Carey)

LSET David Stinson coaches the Indonesian Navy sea riders on how to conduct a door entry in during fire-fighting scenario.

On HMAS Leeuwin’s recent departure from Jakarta, the crew were joined by six members of the Indonesian Navy for the ship’s five day passage to Port Klang, Malaysia.

Navy crew helps apprehend drug smugglers

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

File image: Australian Defence Vessel Cape Fourcroy departs HMAS Coonawarra to conduct continuation training as part of Operation RESOLUTE in 2017. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

File image: Australian Defence Vessel Cape Fourcroy departs HMAS Coonawarra to conduct continuation training as part of Operation RESOLUTE in 2017.

The Commanding Officer of the Australian Defence Vessel at the centre of a major drug bust off the New South Wales coast, says his team chased the suspect vessel for up to eight hours before the suspects could be apprehended by police.

ADF Cape Fourcroy assists in cocaine bust

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (author), Australian Border Force (videographer)

ADV Cape Fourcroy's seaboat on approach to a small craft suspected of drug trafficking, off the cost of northern NSW. (photo: Australian Border Force)

ADV Cape Fourcroy's seaboat on approach to a small craft suspected of drug trafficking, off the cost of northern NSW.

A Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) operation in collaboration with Maritime Border Command (MBC) has yesterday resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of approximately 600 kilograms of cocaine.

HMAS Leeuwin strengthens relationships in Indonesia

Published on by ABHSO Samantha Horsfield (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of HMAS Leeuwin’s ship's company pose with hydrographic officers from the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta.

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Members of HMAS Leeuwin’s ship's company pose with hydrographic officers from the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta.

The RAN’s strong ties with the Indonesian Navy were on display in Jakarta recently, with the crew of HMAS Leeuwin hosting their Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL) counterparts.

Country’s largest Navy base turns 40

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling CAPT Brian Delamont, and AB Caitlin Grigg cut the cake during celebrations marking the base’s 40th anniversary. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling CAPT Brian Delamont, and AB Caitlin Grigg cut the cake during celebrations marking the base’s 40th anniversary.

Australia’s largest Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, celebrated its 40th anniversary recently with an official reception and Ceremonial Sunset.

Defence takes control of NUSHIP Brisbane

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Chief of Navy Australia VADM Mike Noonan, and Commanding Officer NUSHIP Brisbane CMDR Josh Wilson take posession of the ship’s new bell rope from former sailor and rope maker David Morse in Adelaide. (photo: Unknown)

The Chief of Navy Australia VADM Mike Noonan, and Commanding Officer NUSHIP Brisbane CMDR Josh Wilson take posession of the ship’s new bell rope from former sailor and rope maker David Morse in Adelaide.

The Department of Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group accepted delivery of the second Hobart Class destroyer NUSHIP Brisbane at an official ceremony in Adelaide on Friday.

A safety first in WA

Published on by SGT Lorelei Mollard (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members from the Safety Cells at 25 Squadron RAAF Pearce and Submarine Force Headquarters HMAS Stirling will meet at regular intervals to share information and support each other in promoting a positive Safety Culture for their organisations. (photo: Unknown)

Members from the Safety Cells at 25 Squadron RAAF Pearce and Submarine Force Headquarters HMAS Stirling will meet at regular intervals to share information and support each other in promoting a positive Safety Culture for their organisations.

Sharing your knowledge and experience is imperative in managing safety and risk. It encourages transparency, discussion, and involvement, which in turn encourages an overall proactive approach to safety within the workplace.

Minehunters salute 100 Days for Change

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy's Mine Warfare community gathered for a bake sale, hosted by Minehunter Coastal crew HMAS Huon at Sydney base HMAS Waterhen, in support of 100 Days For Change. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy's Mine Warfare community gathered for a bake sale, hosted by Minehunter Coastal crew HMAS Huon at Sydney base HMAS Waterhen, in support of 100 Days For Change.

When the Royal Australian Navy Minehunter HMAS Huon held a cake sale alongside Sydney’s HMAS Waterhen last week, the Commanding Officer took the opportunity to take the attendees out of their comfort zones when thinking about diversity in Navy and beyond.

WAMA bearing down on Parramatta

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), IKAD Engineering (photographer)

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.

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.