Topic: HMAS Leeuwin (A245)

Navy makes PNG waters safer for shipping

Published on by MIDN Liana Malavisi (author), ABHSO Kristina Tadic-Vulin (photographer)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton conducting a formation anchorage off Wari Island, Papua New Guinea             (photo: ABHSO Kristina Tadic-Vulin)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton conducting a formation anchorage off Wari Island, Papua New Guinea

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.

A Slice of Heaven

Published on by MIDN Jordy Humphrey (author), LEUT Simon Wolski (photographer)

SMNML-SC Tahleah Woods, MIDN Jordy Humphrey, LEUT Simon Wolski, MIDN Sam Bayagau, SMNHSO Mitchell Gardner and ABHSO Josh Kocinski on Panuwaiyayapuna Island prior to returning to HMAS Leeuwin following the tidal camp.  (photo: LEUT Simon Wolski)

SMNML-SC Tahleah Woods, MIDN Jordy Humphrey, LEUT Simon Wolski, MIDN Sam Bayagau, SMNHSO Mitchell Gardner and ABHSO Josh Kocinski on Panuwaiyayapuna Island prior to returning to HMAS Leeuwin following the tidal camp.

Six Navy members attached to HS Red, currently embarked in HMAS Leeuwin, were recently deployed to an uninhabited island to erect and maintain a tidal and boat camp as part of the ship's survey deployment to Papua New Guinea.

HMAS Leeuwin surveying underway in PNG

Published on by MIDN Jordan Twigger (author)

ABHSO Houley and SMNHSO Ford prepare tide guages while CMDR Zillman and LEUT Pointe-Destre provides a tour to COL Siale Diro, Chief of Force Preparation PNGDF, CMDR Willie Galia, CO HMPNGS Basilisk and Mr Fred Siroi from the National Maritime Safety Authority. (photo: Unknown)

ABHSO Houley and SMNHSO Ford prepare tide guages while CMDR Zillman and LEUT Pointe-Destre provides a tour to COL Siale Diro, Chief of Force Preparation PNGDF, CMDR Willie Galia, CO HMPNGS Basilisk and Mr Fred Siroi from the National Maritime Safety Authority.

HMAS Leeuwin arrived in Port Moresby, in late October for a five week surveying task to chart waters in the eastern part of Papua New Guinea.

Royal Australian Navy returns to Fiji

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LEUT Chayne Colley (photographer)

Members of HMAS Leeuwin's ship's company and the Republic of Fiji Navy Hydrographic service look at the 1876 fathom chart of Rotuma Island during a survey planning meeting onboard Leeuwin. (photo: LEUT Chayne Colley)

Members of HMAS Leeuwin's ship's company and the Republic of Fiji Navy Hydrographic service look at the 1876 fathom chart of Rotuma Island during a survey planning meeting onboard Leeuwin.

The first Royal Australian Navy ship to visit Fiji since 2006 has completed a six day port visit to Suva.

'Professionalism and skill' displayed by Navy crew to save stricken sailors at Christmas Island, says ATSB report

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

A merchant sailor jumps from the sinking merchant ship Tycoon while a Royal Australian Navy RHIB crew manoeuvres to retrieve him from the water. Image republished with permission of Australian Federal Police. (photo: Australian Federal Police)

A merchant sailor jumps from the sinking merchant ship Tycoon while a Royal Australian Navy RHIB crew manoeuvres to retrieve him from the water. Image republished with permission of Australian Federal Police.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report has found that two Navy crews displayed ‘professionalism and skill’ while saving merchant sailors from the sea at Christmas Island in 2012.

Navy brings NRL Captains onboard

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The eight NRL Final's Captains with (from right) Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs; Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett; CEO of NRL Mr Dave Smith; and CO HMAS Leeuwin LCDR Wendy Stewart on the flight deck of HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The eight NRL Final's Captains with (from right) Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs; Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett; CEO of NRL Mr Dave Smith; and CO HMAS Leeuwin LCDR Wendy Stewart on the flight deck of HMAS Leeuwin.

The National Rugby League and Royal Australian Navy have joined forces to launch the 2013 Telstra Premiership Finals Series and the International Fleet Review smart phone app and open day ticket sales.

Confidence for HS BLUE Crew

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author)

Lieutenant (LEUT) Reece Osborne pilots HMAS Leeuwin under the watchful eye of Navigation Officer, LEUT Scott Benstead (binoculars) and Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Neil Cheverton. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant (LEUT) Reece Osborne pilots HMAS Leeuwin under the watchful eye of Navigation Officer, LEUT Scott Benstead (binoculars) and Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Neil Cheverton.

Officers from the first Bridge Sim graduating class have found success on Hydrographic Ships since arriving at their first ship posting with Bridge Warfare Certificate in hand.