Section: Fleet

Air of excitement as Success departs for RIMPAC

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Bosuns Mate Michael Curtin gets one last look of Sydney Harbour, as the crew of HMAS Success fall in for Procedure Alpha as they depart Sydney's Fleet Base East, bound for Hawaii, to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Able Seaman Bosuns Mate Michael Curtin gets one last look of Sydney Harbour, as the crew of HMAS Success fall in for Procedure Alpha as they depart Sydney's Fleet Base East, bound for Hawaii, to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

Despite the inauspicious date, HMAS Success left Fleet Base East on Friday the 13th of June with a real buzz of excitement in the air.

Chief of Navy responds to DART report on HMAS Leeuwin abuses

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The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has responded to the independent Defence Abuse Response Taskforce report into allegations of abuse at HMAS Leeuwin, which was tabled in Parliament on 18 June 2014, saying that the events that led to the investigation should “never have occurred.”

Australian and Indian Navy ships reunite in Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jemma Power (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth and Indian Navy Ship (INS) Sahyadri sail in company during a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) off Australia's northern Coast.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth and Indian Navy Ship (INS) Sahyadri sail in company during a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) off Australia's northern Coast.

The Indian Navy Ship INS Sahyadri’s visit to Darwin last week marked the first time since 1951 that an Indian warship has visited the top end port.

Cadet of the Year visits HMAS Newcastle

Published on by SBLT Melissa Vaarwerk (author and photographer)

2013 Cadet of the Year winner Nicholas Gamash sitting in the helmsman chair onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: SBLT Melissa Vaarwerk)

2013 Cadet of the Year winner Nicholas Gamash sitting in the helmsman chair onboard HMAS Newcastle.

Recently, the Director Royal Australian Navy Test, Evaluation & Acceptance Authority, Captain John Vandyke, took the 2013 Naval Cadet of the year, Nicholas Gamash, onboard HMAS Newcastle.

New Romeo ‘Sensos’ join new Squadron in Jacksonville

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The RAN's first graduates of the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Basic Sensor Operators Course, Leading Seaman Tom Clunie and Leading Seaman Liam Carruthers, at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida.   (photo: Unknown)

The RAN's first graduates of the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Basic Sensor Operators Course, Leading Seaman Tom Clunie and Leading Seaman Liam Carruthers, at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida.

The New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 725) team at Naval Air Station Jacksonville recently grew by two, with the graduation of the first Royal Australian Navy Aircrewmen to complete the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Basic Sensor Operators Course and achieve the qualification of ‘Senso’.

Commander Fleet Air Arm visits Romeos in Jacksonville

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, prepares to board the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo in Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Commander Australian Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, prepares to board the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Commander Fleet Air Arm spent a very busy three days at Jacksonville, Florida visiting New Squadron 725 and all the other people and moving parts that make up the Royal Australian Navy’s future Seahawk Romeo helicopter capability.

Fleet Commander farewelled as new Admiral takes the weight

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Navy Imagery Unit - East (photographer)

Outgoing Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett salutes passing HMAS ships aboard the Admiral's Barge, as he departs Fleet Base East for the last time as Commander Australian Fleet.  (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Outgoing Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett salutes passing HMAS ships aboard the Admiral's Barge, as he departs Fleet Base East for the last time as Commander Australian Fleet.

After two and half years as Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett has handed over the weight to Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer at a ceremony in Sydney today.

Joining forces - proactive policing at HMAS Cerberus

Published on by PONPC Erin Coates (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Michael Cross conducting Random Breath Testing, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: PO Erin Coats)

Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Michael Cross conducting Random Breath Testing, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The HMAS Cerberus Naval Police Coxswains Office has been making moves toward proactive policing and has joined forces with specialist policing agencies to help steer the right course for education, awareness and prevention. Their motto: ‘Proactive, not Reactive Policing’.

Men’s Health Week: The challenges of keeping fit at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Rhoderick Hunter conducts a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Rhoderick Hunter conducts a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East.

Life at sea in the Navy can be challenging and achieving the simplest tasks can be a difficult undertaking, not the least of all keeping fit and healthy.

Navy becomes largest Australian organisation to achieve White Ribbon Accreditation

Published on by CAPT Mark Hill (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

CEO for White Ribbon Australia, Ms Libby Davies, presents Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, with a certificate of accreditation confirming the Royal Australian Navy as a White Ribbon Workplace.
The White Ribbon Foundation is the only national organisation working to prevent violence against women. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

CEO for White Ribbon Australia, Ms Libby Davies, presents Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, with a certificate of accreditation confirming the Royal Australian Navy as a White Ribbon Workplace. The White Ribbon Foundation is the only national organisation working to prevent violence against women.

Today in a simple ceremony in Canberra, the CEO of White Ribbon Australia, Ms Libby Davies, presented a certificate of accreditation to the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.