Topic: HMAS Leeuwin (A245)
Regularly flying over the Great Barrier Reef is one of the perks of the job for Able Seaman Hydrographic System Operator Scott Thomas, who is part of the small but highly-skilled Navy Laser Airborne Depth Sounder or LADS, Flight based in Cairns.
The Royal Australian Navy has been engaging in a world first as part of a 10-week maritime survey mission in waters off South Australia.
More than 2,000 people stood alongside the crew of hydrographic ship HMAS Leeuwin in Port Lincoln for Anzac Day commemorations, and with that level of enthusiasm, no wonder the ship’s company departed with some in tow.
Early in January HMAS Leeuwin set sail from Cairns to begin a transit to conduct military data gathering operations in the Bass Strait. A number of Australian Navy Cadets and family members for ship's company joined the ship for the first day of the deployment.
Royal Australian Navy people spent time on Australia Day getting out into the community. From flag raising ceremonies to an Open Day, the Navy helped celebrate Australia and show how proud all Navy members are to protect Australia’s lifestyle and freedoms.
An innovative team from Navy’s Hydrographic Survey Red Crew have charted remote coasts off north Western Australia for the first time in almost 200 years.
Two foreign naval officers were welcomed aboard HMAS Leeuwin recently as the ship carried out hydrographic surveys off the northern coast of Western Australia.
Navy cadets have enjoyed an ‘at sea’ experience with the ship's company of hydrographic ship, HMAS Leeuwin, renewing friendships made in sister ship HMAS Melville.
Royal Australian Navy hydrographic ship, HMAS Leeuwin, has recently been deployed to Papua New Guinea to survey the underwater area to improve the safety of navigation, safety of the environment and to assist with the growth of trade and tourism in the area.
Survey Motor Launches, HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton, arrived in Papua New Guinea on Thursday with the task of conducting survey operations in the vicinity of Long Reef, in order to provide alternate routes for shipping through the area. Hydrographic Survey Ship, HMAS Leeuwin (HS Red Crew), had been working in the area for the previous five weeks.