Section: Fleet

Bridge Simulator boosts BWC certifications

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Daniel Camparini in training for his Bridge Warfare Certificate Phase IV in Bridge Alpha, Full Mission Simulator at HMAS Watson in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Sub Lieutenant Daniel Camparini in training for his Bridge Warfare Certificate Phase IV in Bridge Alpha, Full Mission Simulator at HMAS Watson in Sydney.

Last year Navy took the bold step of embracing simulation in an area that many thought was 'a sacred cow'. The decision to award the Bridge Warfare Certificate (BWC) using simulation ashore represented an enormous shift in the way that Navy trained Junior Warfare Application Course officers.

Ballarat slips quietly away for South East Asian deployment

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat leaves stern first from Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a three month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Ballarat leaves stern first from Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a three month deployment to South East Asia.

Without fanfare, HMAS Ballarat departed Fleet Base East early on 5 August 2013 to conduct some additional warfare training before commencing a three month South East Asian and Operation RESOLUTE deployment, following almost a month of intense Unit Readiness Workups.

HMAS Darwin resurgent again

Published on by LEUT Andrew Serchen (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

HMAS Darwin sails past Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, at Watsons Bay, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin sails past Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, at Watsons Bay, Sydney.

HMAS Darwin is "Resurgent" again, having recently completed a major maintenance docking, which involved more than 140,000 hours of contracted work. Emerging from the dry Dock in mid May, her crew began the tireless work required to transform the industrial worksite back into an operational warship.
 

The training never stops in HMAS Perth

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

HMAS Perth's Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party conduct training in the recovery of casualties from lower decks by using a fire hose as a lifting strop. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Perth's Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party conduct training in the recovery of casualties from lower decks by using a fire hose as a lifting strop.

They have already passed a rigorous evaluation and proved themselves in an international exercise but the training never ends for the ship’s company of the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth.

Seahawk Samaritans

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Lieutenant Ben Lancaster, RAN and Leading Seaman Aircrew James Inglish in front of a Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk at HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Lieutenant Ben Lancaster, RAN and Leading Seaman Aircrew James Inglish in front of a Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk at HMAS Albatross, NSW.

A helicopter crew from 816 Squadron were able to play 'Good Samaritan' by providing in-flight assistance to a light aircraft that had reported an unsafe gear indication over Merimbula, on the NSW South Coast.

Peering behind the green curtain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Dominic Buzzell, from Sea Training Group's Fleet Air Safety Cell, observes a simulated attack against HMAS Ballarat from inside the Operations Room during the Ship's Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Dominic Buzzell, from Sea Training Group's Fleet Air Safety Cell, observes a simulated attack against HMAS Ballarat from inside the Operations Room during the Ship's Unit Readiness Evaluation.

Tough love, long hours and relentless travel may be what characterises a posting to the Sea Training Group, but so too does passion, patience, adaptability and subject matter expertise, as was observed during HMAS Ballarat’s Unit Readiness Evaluation, from 29 to 30 July.

Talent and innovation the key to success for Canberra’s engineering team

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LEUT Emily Kennedy (photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra’s POET Luke Porter (WEO1 Work Centre IC) and LSET Edward Hearsum (WEO3) pictured in front of their work in progress which will be shortly assessed as part of the regional Fleet Base East Navy Engineering Challenge championship. (photo: LEUT Emily Kennedy)

NUSHIP Canberra’s POET Luke Porter (WEO1 Work Centre IC) and LSET Edward Hearsum (WEO3) pictured in front of their work in progress which will be shortly assessed as part of the regional Fleet Base East Navy Engineering Challenge championship.

NUSHIP Canberra Weapons Electrical Engineering Department is using all its talent and innovation to design and develop an optical robotic fire control system as part of the Navy Engineering Challenge currently underway.

New home for NUSQN in Jacksonville

Published on by LEUT Brad Doyle (author), LEUT Brad Doyle (photographer)

New Squadron 725's new headquarters at Jacksonville Air Base in Florida. (photo: LEUT Brad Doyle)

New Squadron 725's new headquarters at Jacksonville Air Base in Florida.

New Squadron 725, under the command of Commander David Frost, is the proud tenant of a new, but temporary piece of Fleet Air Arm real estate.

Birthday celebration for 816 Squadron

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Jeffrey Chartier (photographer)

On 23 July, 816 Squadron came of age when it celebrated its 21st birthday in the traditional Navy way, with the squadron's Commanding Officer, Commander Grant O'Loughlan, cutting a commemorative cake with its youngest member, Able Seaman Aircraft Technici (photo: Mr Jeffrey Chartier)

On 23 July, 816 Squadron came of age when it celebrated its 21st birthday in the traditional Navy way, with the squadron's Commanding Officer, Commander Grant O'Loughlan, cutting a commemorative cake with its youngest member, Able Seaman Aircraft Technici

On 23 July, 816 Squadron came of age when it celebrated its 21st birthday in the traditional Navy way, with the squadron's Commanding Officer, Commander Grant O'Loughlan, cutting a commemorative cake with its youngest member, Able Seaman Aircraft Technician Avionics Aaron Grow.

HMAS Anzac's ship's company receives Gloucester Cup for 2012

Published on by LCDR David Perry (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO presents the Gloucester Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN onboard the flight deck of HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO presents the Gloucester Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN onboard the flight deck of HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Recently the prestigious Gloucester Cup was presented to HMAS Anzac’s ship's company, now embarked in HMAS Stuart by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO.