Section: Fleet

Australia and Indonesia combine forces to tackle illegal fishing

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Patrol Boat Crew ARDENT Three's boarding team conducts a fisheries boarding on a vessel of interest in Northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Patrol Boat Crew ARDENT Three's boarding team conducts a fisheries boarding on a vessel of interest in Northern Australian waters.

Illegal fishing has been the focus of the combined Australian Defence Force and Indonesian armed forces operation AUSINDO CORPAT, conducted in the waters that separate the two countries. 

'Professionalism and skill' displayed by Navy crew to save stricken sailors at Christmas Island, says ATSB report

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

A merchant sailor jumps from the sinking merchant ship Tycoon while a Royal Australian Navy RHIB crew manoeuvres to retrieve him from the water. Image republished with permission of Australian Federal Police. (photo: Australian Federal Police)

A merchant sailor jumps from the sinking merchant ship Tycoon while a Royal Australian Navy RHIB crew manoeuvres to retrieve him from the water. Image republished with permission of Australian Federal Police.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report has found that two Navy crews displayed 'professionalism and skill' while saving merchant sailors from the sea at Christmas Island in 2012.

HMAS Waller conducts service over last known position of AE1

Published on by LEUT Jack Abbott (author)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Waller, Commander Michael Jacobson, prepares to release a wreath over the last known position of the submarine AE1. (photo: Unknown)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Waller, Commander Michael Jacobson, prepares to release a wreath over the last known position of the submarine AE1.

At the end of August, HMAS Waller conducted a ceremony in St Georges Channel, Papua New Guinea, to honour and remember the crew of AE1; the Royal Australian Navy's first Submarine.

HMAS Melbourne makes amend of her magnetic ways

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), CPO Sky McPhee (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne undergoes deperming at the Magnetic Treatment Facility at Fleet Base West, Garden Island, Western Australia. (photo: CPO Sky McPhee)

HMAS Melbourne undergoes deperming at the Magnetic Treatment Facility at Fleet Base West, Garden Island, Western Australia.

The next Royal Australian Navy ship to see service in the Middle East Area of Operations has undergone an important treatment in Western Australia before sailing for foreign seas.

Traditions outweigh technology onboard HMAS Wollongong

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Ardent Three crew members embarked on HMAS Wollongong choose to play the traditional game of 'Uckers' over the electronic entertainment on offer. (Clockwise from left): LSCIS Tim Howard, ABMT Ronnie Turner, ABCIS Stephanie Shipman, and LSMT James Harvey. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Ardent Three crew members embarked on HMAS Wollongong choose to play the traditional game of 'Uckers' over the electronic entertainment on offer. (Clockwise from left): LSCIS Tim Howard, ABMT Ronnie Turner, ABCIS Stephanie Shipman, and LSMT James Harvey.

Despite the high tech equipment installed in the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of Armidale Class Patrol Boats (ACPB), the daily event that draws a crowd in the Junior Sailors Mess of HMAS Wollongong (with crew Ardent Three embarked) isn’t technology, but a good old fashioned Uckers board.

HMAS Ballarat commemorates HMAS Perth (I) in the Sunda Strait

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah Eddes (author), LSEW Belinda Harding (photographer)

The HMAS Perth (I) Memorial Service onboard HMAS Ballarat was administered by Ballarat’s chaplain, Chaplain Rendall Walker. (photo: LSEW Belinda Harding)

The HMAS Perth (I) Memorial Service onboard HMAS Ballarat was administered by Ballarat’s chaplain, Chaplain Rendall Walker.

HMAS Ballarat held a moving memorial service to commemorate the crew of HMAS Perth (I) whilst passing through the Sunda Strait yesterday.

Demand for Australian Electronic Navigational Charts exceeds 250,000 per year

Published on by Ms Elizabeth de Bol (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Stock photo: The new Australian Electronic Navigational Charts (AusENC) service was launched on World Hydrographic Day in 2012 by former Hydrographer of Australia, Commodore Rod Nairn (left). (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Stock photo: The new Australian Electronic Navigational Charts (AusENC) service was launched on World Hydrographic Day in 2012 by former Hydrographer of Australia, Commodore Rod Nairn (left).

Demand for Navy’s Australian Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) has exceeded 250,000 in the first year of the introduction of new International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements, Hydrographer of Australia Commodore Brett Brace announced today.

HMAS Huon to the rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABCIS Meaghan Paton (photographer)

HMAS Huon's (MHC Crew II, LCDR Jace Hutchison) dive boat circles while buffer, POMW Bob Geldof and LSMT Jamie Pottie investigate the condition of the rescue craft from merchant vessel Far Grip. (photo: ABCIS Meaghan Paton)

HMAS Huon's (MHC Crew II, LCDR Jace Hutchison) dive boat circles while buffer, POMW Bob Geldof and LSMT Jamie Pottie investigate the condition of the rescue craft from merchant vessel Far Grip.

A joint effort by the Headquarters Northern Command and Navy mine hunter HMAS Huon has lead to the recovery of a merchant vessel's high speed rescue craft, which was adrift in the Timor Sea for more than six days.

Fleet Support Unit takes on Tall Ship ahead of IFR

Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author)

LSET Best discusses a problem with the Lord Nelson's Engineer while PO Andrew looks on. (photo: Unknown)

LSET Best discusses a problem with the Lord Nelson's Engineer while PO Andrew looks on.

The recent restructure and re-focus of Fleet Support Unit - Australia under the watchful eye of General Manager Jason Aquilina has led to a renewed sense of purpose for the technical sailors at Fleet Support Unit - West.

HMAS Sydney returns home

Published on by SBLT Sarah McDonagh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

A friendly wave as families and friends of HMAS Sydney's crew wait as HMAS Sydney passes HMAS Tobruk on the way to the berth at her home base at Fleet Base East. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

A friendly wave as families and friends of HMAS Sydney's crew wait as HMAS Sydney passes HMAS Tobruk on the way to the berth at her home base at Fleet Base East.

Following a successful deployment to North East Asia, HMAS Sydney has returned home to a warm welcome from family and friends on the wharf at Fleet Base East.