Section: Fleet

HMAS Huon to the rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABCIS Meaghan Paton (photographer)

HMAS Huon's (MHC Crew II, LCDR Jace Hutchison) dive boat circles while buffer, POMW Bob Geldof and LSMT Jamie Pottie investigate the condition of the rescue craft from merchant vessel Far Grip. (photo: ABCIS Meaghan Paton)

HMAS Huon's (MHC Crew II, LCDR Jace Hutchison) dive boat circles while buffer, POMW Bob Geldof and LSMT Jamie Pottie investigate the condition of the rescue craft from merchant vessel Far Grip.

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.

Fleet Support Unit takes on Tall Ship ahead of IFR

Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author)

LSET Best discusses a problem with the Lord Nelson's Engineer while PO Andrew looks on. (photo: Unknown)

LSET Best discusses a problem with the Lord Nelson's Engineer while PO Andrew looks on.

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.

HMAS Sydney returns home

Published on by SBLT Sarah McDonagh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

A friendly wave as families and friends of HMAS Sydney's crew wait as HMAS Sydney passes HMAS Tobruk on the way to the berth at her home base at Fleet Base East. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

A friendly wave as families and friends of HMAS Sydney's crew wait as HMAS Sydney passes HMAS Tobruk on the way to the berth at her home base at Fleet Base East.

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 enjoys port visit to Langkawi, Malaysia

Published on by LEUT Darren Greene and SBLT Damian Dedich (author)

HMAS Ballarat arrives at Langkawi Naval Base for Exercise MASTEX 2013. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Ballarat arrives at Langkawi Naval Base for Exercise MASTEX 2013.

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.

FSU-AUST at the forefront of mapping Divisional reform

Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Manpower Analysis Planning System Project Managers (from left) LCDR Leigh Jackson and WOET Brad Lahey at Fleet Support Unit-South East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Manpower Analysis Planning System Project Managers (from left) LCDR Leigh Jackson and WOET Brad Lahey at Fleet Support Unit-South East, Sydney.

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.

Australia and Malaysia complete maritime security exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABEW Burns (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat and KD Lekiu conduct a ship handling exercise during Exercise MASTEX 2013. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Ballarat and KD Lekiu conduct a ship handling exercise during Exercise MASTEX 2013.

Approximately three hundred Royal Australian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy personnel have concluded the maritime security exercise, Exercise MASTEX.

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.

Canberra Vikings quietly confident in regional race

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POET Luke Porter (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra fine tuning the fire control system that the team built to compete in the 2013 Navy Engineering Challenge. (photo: POET Luke Porter)

Able Seaman Electronic Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra fine tuning the fire control system that the team built to compete in the 2013 Navy Engineering Challenge.

NUSHIP Canberra’s team of electronic technicians have submitted their fire control system, built from scratch, for judging as part of the Fleet Base East regional Navy Engineering Challenge.

723 Squadron embarks ESPS Cantabria

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR James Hawley (author)

Fuel team finishing RTR. (photo: Unknown)

Fuel team finishing RTR.

The arrival of two AS350BA Squirrel helicopters of 723 Squadron on the flight deck of ESPS Cantabria signaled a significant moment in history for both the Armada and the Royal Australian Navy; the first occasion of a foreign helicopter Flight embarkation for both Navies.

New medical simulation centre opened

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commodore Elizabeth Rushbrook, RAN (centre) with Commander Alison Thomas (left) and Commander Tammy Thomas (right) officially open the Medical Simulation Centre, HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commodore Elizabeth Rushbrook, RAN (centre) with Commander Alison Thomas (left) and Commander Tammy Thomas (right) officially open the Medical Simulation Centre, HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

A new medical simulation centre to benefit medical training for LHD conditions was recently opened at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School at HMAS Penguin by the Director General Health Capability and Director General Navy Health Service, Commodore Elizabeth Rushbrook.