October 02, 2018 by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean.
Ballarat has returned to port after participating in a search and rescue mission for two solo round-the-world yachtsmen.
An Army ARH Tiger helicopter (foreground) on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra as a United States Marines MV-22 Osprey aircraft approaches to land.
A team from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU) has been hard at work embarked in HMAS
Canberra over the last seven weeks conducting the First of Class Flight Trial (FOCFT) between the ARH Tiger helicopter and the LHD.
Published on September 29, 2018 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)
Ship’s companies of both Melbourne and Xianning on the upper decks of both ships farewell each other in traditional naval fashion before parting ways at sea.
Melbourne has completed a visit to the Chinese port of Zhanjiang and conducted a combined passage exercise with the PLA-N Ship, Xianning.
HMAS Newcastle (06) and Japanese Ship JS Sazanami (113) transit the Whitsunday Passage enroute to Sydney.
Royal Australian Navy sailors have tasted life at sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force as personnel from both services temporarily swapped places after Exercise Kakadu.
September 27, 2018 by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
Medical Officer Lieutenant Rebecca Ainsworth, RAN (right), MH-60R Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Christopher Evill, RAN (left), and Able Seaman Medic Renne Simmons, rehearse assembling a casualty stretcher as HMAS Ballarat answers a call to assist a maritime emergency in the Indian Ocean.
The Commanding Officer of HMAS
Ballarat has praised the proficiency of his ship’s company after the frigate was ordered to crash sail to reach two participants in a global sailing event whose yachts had been de-masted in the Indian Ocean south of Perth.
September 28, 2018 by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Ben Willee (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Shaun Foster, reads a prayer during the memorial dedication for HMAS Perth (I) survivor David Manning at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
A new plaque has been unveiled during a ceremony at HMAS
Cerberus in memory of the late Mr David William Manning, a survivor of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I) in 1942 during the battle of Sunda Strait.
September 26, 2018 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat steams toward Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean as part of efforts to rescue injured Indian solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy.
Ballarat will reach Amsterdam Island tomorrow, ready to provide medical assistance to Indian Solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy, injured in rough seas approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.
Royal Australian Navy sailors from Australia's Federation Guard salute during a commemorative service for those who served in HMAS AE1 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
A small but moving service held at the Australian War Memorial on 14 September commemorated the 104th anniversary of the loss of the 35 officers and sailors from Australia’s first submarine, HMAS
Published on September 23, 2018 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat ship's company prepare to cast off lines ahead of departure from Fleet Base West, Western Australia.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is assisting in the search and rescue effort for an injured solo yachtsman, approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.
Staff and participants of Exercise Executive Stretch 2018 at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
Employers of Defence Reservists have enjoyed a first-hand experience at HMAS
Cerberus learning about their Defence staff’s many and varied skills.