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.
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 held a moving memorial service to commemorate the crew of HMAS Perth (I) whilst passing through the Sunda Strait yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HMAS Ballarat successfully completed a port visit to Langkawi, Malaysia at the start of September as part of her South East Asian Deployment. Langkawi is considered to be the Jewel of Kedah, an archipelago of 104 islands off the north-west coast of Malaysia.
When Lieutenant Commander Leigh Jackson and Warrant Officer Electronics Technician Brad Lahey found themselves responsible for the development of People-Focussed Work Practices (PWP) as part of the New Generation Navy (NGN) strategy, the two NGN project managers quickly realised that the most important PWP in the Navy was the Divisional System.
Approximately three hundred Royal Australian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy personnel have concluded the maritime security exercise, Exercise MASTEX.