Section: Fleet

Helicopter weathers trial period

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HMAS Anzac conduct first class flight trials with the MRH-90. (photo: ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne)

HMAS Anzac conduct first class flight trials with the MRH-90.

Multi-role helicopter support to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet has been enhanced by trials recently completed off the east coast of Australia. 

Port Services key to capability

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Personnel from Fleet Base West Port Services stand at the ready as Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik, comes alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, as a part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Personnel from Fleet Base West Port Services stand at the ready as Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik, comes alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, as a part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.

From patrol boats to amphibious assault ships, the Port Services team in HMAS Stirling tackle the challenges of busy wharves around Western Australia. 

Melbourne to the rescue

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HMAS Melbourne's boarding party response to civil maritime distress call. (photo: AB Hannah Walton)

HMAS Melbourne's boarding party response to civil maritime distress call.

HMAS Melbourne has rescued sailors in distress off the Queensland coast, towing their stricken yacht to safety.

Ballarat completes Malaysian visit

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HMAS Ballarat along with warships from Singapore, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Indonesia, New Zealand and Russia in formation for the Singaporean Navy's 50th Anniversary International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat along with warships from Singapore, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Indonesia, New Zealand and Russia in formation for the Singaporean Navy's 50th Anniversary International Fleet Review.

HMAS Ballarat has completed a port visit to Sepanggar, Malaysia as part of a three month South East Asia deployment.

Cristóbal Colón heads home

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The crew of ESPS Cristobal Colon of the Spanish Armada stand on the flight deck as their ship enters Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The crew of ESPS Cristobal Colon of the Spanish Armada stand on the flight deck as their ship enters Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

Following a successful four months on the Australia Station, the Spanish Armada’s ESPS Cristóbal Colón will spend her final days off the east coast of Australia before commencing a 13,000 mile journey home on 19 June.  

Indian warships arrive for bilateral maritime exercise

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(L-R) Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR and Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, on the wharf alongside Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

(L-R) Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR and Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, on the wharf alongside Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle.

Three Indian warships sailed into Fremantle to participate in a week-long naval exercise off the Western Australian coast.

Gearing up for Talisman Sabre

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HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter  in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia.

Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISAMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June.

Ballarat completes multi-national passage exercise

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HMAS Ballarat (centre) conducts a Passage Exercise in the South China Sea with Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ships Izumo and Sazanami and the Royal Canadian ship HMCS Winnipeg.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat (centre) conducts a Passage Exercise in the South China Sea with Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ships Izumo and Sazanami and the Royal Canadian ship HMCS Winnipeg.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has completed a passage exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Canadian Navy and United States Navy ships during her South East Asia deployment.

Middle East mission for HMAS Newcastle

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Ship's company line the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle on departure for Operation Manitou in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Ship's company line the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle on departure for Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

HMAS Newcastle and her ship’s company of 230 have departed Garden Island, Sydney en route for her sixth deployment to the Middle East region.

People’s Liberation Army – Navy visits Sydney

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Chief Of Staff-Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles Jones, welcomes Rear Admiral Zhao Jicheng (Task Group Command) to Sydney at Fleet Headquarters. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Chief Of Staff-Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles Jones, welcomes Rear Admiral Zhao Jicheng (Task Group Command) to Sydney at Fleet Headquarters.

The 25th Task Group of the People’s Liberation Army – Navy conducted a port visit to Sydney between 8-11 June.