Topic: Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER

The nurse practitioners will see you now

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Clinical Nursing Practitioners Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Patricia Kemp, LCDR Roneel Chandra and Lieutenant Lisa Bird conduct aeromedical casualty evacuation drills onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Clinical Nursing Practitioners Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Patricia Kemp, LCDR Roneel Chandra and Lieutenant Lisa Bird conduct aeromedical casualty evacuation drills onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

The Australia Defence Force’s only three nurse practitioners have all been embarked in HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER, enhancing the Fleet’s medical capabilities and completing preparations for the maritime task group’s upcoming international deployment.

OCEAN EXPLORER Task Group forms up in Geographe Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra (top) and Stuart sit at anchor in Geographe Bay, Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMA Ships Canberra (top) and Stuart sit at anchor in Geographe Bay, Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

Residents of Western Australia’s Geographe Bay were greeted with an impressive sight as a task group of five ships taking part in Navy’s Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019 formed up in the bay to conduct briefings and preparations for the next phase of the exercise.

Weather balloons put through their paces

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Maritime Geospatial Officers Lieutenant Matthew Hawker and Lieutenant Alison Osborne prepare to launch a weather balloon from the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Maritime Geospatial Officers Lieutenant Matthew Hawker and Lieutenant Alison Osborne prepare to launch a weather balloon from the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

The Navy Meteorologists embarked in HMAS Canberra for Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019 are equipped with highly-sophisticated computer and satellite technology, but they still use the humble helium weather balloon to help create a real-time, local picture of battle space conditions.

OCEAN EXPLORER 2019 showcases Anti-Submarine Warfare capability

Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Canberra sails in company with HMA Ships Success and Newcastle along with three MH60-R Maritime Combat Helicopters, a MRH-90 Maritime Support Helicopter and a Royal Australian Air Force P8 Poseidon aircraft during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Canberra sails in company with HMA Ships Success and Newcastle along with three MH60-R Maritime Combat Helicopters, a MRH-90 Maritime Support Helicopter and a Royal Australian Air Force P8 Poseidon aircraft during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

Anti-submarine warfare capabilities have been showcased during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019, which is underway in the West Australian Exercise Area.

Rare sight as five submarines exercise in WA waters

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Sarah West (author), Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

United States Navy Submarine, USS Santa Fe, joins Collins Class Submarines, HMA Ships Collins, Farncomb, Dechaineux and Sheean in formation while transiting through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.  (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

United States Navy Submarine, USS Santa Fe, joins Collins Class Submarines, HMA Ships Collins, Farncomb, Dechaineux and Sheean in formation while transiting through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.

Merchant mariners transiting in proximity to Western Australia’s coastline last week were treated to the rare sight of five submarines underway in formation on the surface of the Indian Ocean.

Newcastle patrols Bass Strait oil rigs

Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle patrols oil rigs in the Bass Strait during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Newcastle patrols oil rigs in the Bass Strait during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

While transiting to Western Australia for Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019, the guided missile frigate HMAS Newcastle separated from the OCEAN EXPLORER Task Group to undertake patrols of key oil infrastructure in the Bass Strait as part of Navy’s national maritime security commitment.

ANZAC spirit alive and well on OCEAN EXPLORER

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Officers and sailors from the Royal New Zealand Navy embarked in HMAS Success during the transit from Fleet Base East in Sydney to Fremantle, WA. (L-R) Ordinary Marine Technician Quinn Harris, Ordinary Marine Technician Kody Wilson, Midshipman Hamish Hahunga, Leading Hand Marine Technician Sam McGill, Sub Lieutenant Eddy Hall, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Joshua Halliwell, Sub Lieutenant Cameron Jamieson, and Ordinary Marine Technician Ofa Vala. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Officers and sailors from the Royal New Zealand Navy embarked in HMAS Success during the transit from Fleet Base East in Sydney to Fremantle, WA. (L-R) Ordinary Marine Technician Quinn Harris, Ordinary Marine Technician Kody Wilson, Midshipman Hamish Hahunga, Leading Hand Marine Technician Sam McGill, Sub Lieutenant Eddy Hall, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Joshua Halliwell, Sub Lieutenant Cameron Jamieson, and Ordinary Marine Technician Ofa Vala.

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Success has welcomed eight members of the Royal New Zealand Navy on board for part of the ship’s final deployment before she’s decommissioned in June.

Fleet fires up for 2019

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including.

Navy’s tempo has increased this month, marking the start of a busy year for the Fleet with more than 20 ships and over 2000 sailors at sea.

Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER comes to a close

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the East Australia Exercise Area at the conclusion of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the East Australia Exercise Area at the conclusion of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

The largest fleet training activity for 2018, Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER has come to a successful close in Jervis Bay this week.

Task group resupply completed at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

For the first time during an exercise, Navy has conducted a maritime task group resupply without bringing a single ship alongside.