Topic: HMAS Leeuwin (A245)

Following a mermaid's tale

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Brooke Turner (author and photographer)

A view of the sunset over Brunswick Bay from the boat camp
 (photo: MIDN Brooke Turner)

A view of the sunset over Brunswick Bay from the boat camp

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.

International officers learning from Leeuwin

Published on by MIDN Brooke Turner (author), Unknown (photographer)

LEUT Rafeq and MIDN Aikung on the forecastle of HMAS Leeuwin in

Brunswick Bay (photo: Unknown)

LEUT Rafeq and MIDN Aikung on the forecastle of HMAS Leeuwin in Brunswick Bay

Two foreign naval officers were welcomed aboard HMAS Leeuwin recently as the ship carried out hydrographic surveys off the northern coast of Western Australia.

Cadets savour sea time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nicole Francis (author and photographer)

The members from TS Darwin who participated in the Cadet Sea Day onboard Leeuwin (photo: LEUT Nicole Francis)

The members from TS Darwin who participated in the Cadet Sea Day onboard Leeuwin

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.

Wari Island welcomes HMAS Leeuwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Allister Moffatt (author)

Wari Islanders greet members of HMAS Leeuwin's ship's company. (photo: Unknown)

Wari Islanders greet members of HMAS Leeuwin's ship's company.

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.

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.

Governor-General receives Royal Salute in official Fleet Review

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Governor General Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO inspects the Royal Australian Navy Guard at the commencement of the Ceremonial Fleet Review at Fleet Base East, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Governor General Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO inspects the Royal Australian Navy Guard at the commencement of the Ceremonial Fleet Review at Fleet Base East, New South Wales.

In a day to remember for those in and out of uniform, the Royal Australian Navy’s past, present and future was feted on Sydney Harbour.

'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.