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Guardian class Patrol Boat presented to Samoa

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

L-R: Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn, RAN; Samoan High Commissioner Her Excellency Ms Hinauri Petana; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Samoan Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata'afa; and Austal Manager Ben Wardle, in front of Guardian class Patrol Boat Nafanua II. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn, RAN; Samoan High Commissioner Her Excellency Ms Hinauri Petana; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Samoan Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata'afa; and Austal Manager Ben Wardle, in front of Guardian class Patrol Boat Nafanua II.

The fourth of 21 Guardian class patrol boats destined for the Pacific was officially handed over to Samoa on Friday at the Austal Shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.

New guardian arrives in the Pacific

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Ngahau Koula departs Port Vila, Vanuatu, with HMAS Armidale en route to Tonga ahead of her upcoming commissioning. (photo: )

Ngahau Koula departs Port Vila, Vanuatu, with HMAS Armidale en route to Tonga ahead of her upcoming commissioning.

The third of 21 Guardian-class patrol boats donated by Australia to partners in the Pacific region has been escorted to Tonga by HMAS Armidale.

Hobart welcomes HMAS Melbourne at the beginning of the end

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Tyron Ahmat throws the first line across to the wharf as HMAS Melbourne berths in Hobart as part of their decommissioning trip around Australia. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Tyron Ahmat throws the first line across to the wharf as HMAS Melbourne berths in Hobart as part of their decommissioning trip around Australia.

The guided missile frigate, HMAS Melbourne, and her 180-strong ship’s company arrived in the City of Hobart for one of her final port visits before she is decommissioned later this year.

Deployable maintenance teams a force-multiplier

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Sailors from the Fleet Support Unit conduct maintenance work on the Canadian frigate HMCS Regina, alongside Brisbane, Australia. (photo: )

Sailors from the Fleet Support Unit conduct maintenance work on the Canadian frigate HMCS Regina, alongside Brisbane, Australia.

Projecting naval power into other regions of the world requires a significant sustainment effort, and Canadian frigate HMCS Regina recently received a welcome boost when a small team of technicians from the RAN’s Fleet Support Unit showed up in Brisbane to lend a hand.

2019 Navy Engineering Challenge fires up

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Electronic Technician sailors working on their team's Electronic challenge during the 2018 Engineering Challenge Competition held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

Electronic Technician sailors working on their team's Electronic challenge during the 2018 Engineering Challenge Competition held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The 2019 Navy Engineering Challenge has commenced, inviting Navy Technicians to demonstrate their professional skills and be the best they can through friendly and healthy competition.

HMAS Leeuwin hosts Women in Maritime round table

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Sailors and officers of HMAS Leeuwin with participants of a Women in Maritime round table hosted by the Royal Australian Navy ship in the Federated States of Micronesia. (photo: ABHSO Siobhan Von Prott)

Sailors and officers of HMAS Leeuwin with participants of a Women in Maritime round table hosted by the Royal Australian Navy ship in the Federated States of Micronesia.

HMAS Leeuwin, currently conducting her second deployment for the year, has hosted a round table discussion about Women in Peace and Security, focussing on Women in Maritime, while alongside Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

Sirius’ successful visit to Samoa

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Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Melanie Verho (centre); with the Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Mrs Sara Moriarty (centre right); and Deputy Head of Mission Amanda Jewel (centre left); and participants from the Women, Peace and Security meeting at the Australian High Commission in Apia, Samoa. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Melanie Verho (centre); with the Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Mrs Sara Moriarty (centre right); and Deputy Head of Mission Amanda Jewel (centre left); and participants from the Women, Peace and Security meeting at the Australian High Commission in Apia, Samoa.

The Australian Defence Force completed a key engagement activity in Samoa in July, as part of its ongoing commitment to deepen relationships in the region.

Paluma assumes First Lady mantle

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Ship’s company of the new ‘First Lady of the Fleet’, HMAS Paluma. (photo: )

Ship’s company of the new ‘First Lady of the Fleet’, HMAS Paluma.

HMAS Paluma has been formally recognised as the ‘First Lady of the Fleet’, assuming the title of longest serving ship in the Royal Australian Navy.

Warm reception for Flag Ship’s return

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN welcomes home HMAS Canberra as they return to Fleet Base Ease from a six month deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN welcomes home HMAS Canberra as they return to Fleet Base Ease from a six month deployment.

Hundreds of family and friends welcomed HMAS Canberra home last week, following her six month overseas deployment through Asia.

Milestone RAS as east meets west

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HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules. (photo: )

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules.

On her way home to Fleet Base West from the warmer climes of the South West Pacific, HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with east-based HMA Ships Hobart and Choules in the waters off Jervis Bay for a replenishment at sea.