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Success and Innovation - Problem solving sailor praised on Operation MANITOU

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Innovative Sailor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Nimrod Arevalo, shows off his machined screw cap belonging to a diesel governor onboard HMAS Success. Without the part, the whole governor would have to be replaced. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Innovative Sailor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Nimrod Arevalo, shows off his machined screw cap belonging to a diesel governor onboard HMAS Success. Without the part, the whole governor would have to be replaced.

A Marine Technician on board HMAS Success has been praised for initiating a series of innovative projects to improve his ship’s capability and the safety of those on board.

Back to back boardings a Success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (author)

A cargo dhow passes by as the HMAS Success boarding party boards a vessel in the Gulf of Aden for Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

A cargo dhow passes by as the HMAS Success boarding party boards a vessel in the Gulf of Aden for Operation MANITOU.

It’s all in a day’s work for HMAS Success, as she has completed two maritime engagement operations with local fisherman off the Arabian Sea in the space of an afternoon.

Success fuels to Op KLONDIKE

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Matthew Galloway (right) watches on as HMAS Success Seahawk

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Matthew Galloway (right) watches on as HMAS Success Seahawk "ODIN" is secured after flight in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has played a key role targeting illicit cargo smuggling routes during the recent Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 focused Operation KLONDIKE in Middle Eastern waters.

Taskforce keeps up the pace

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author)

The Royal Australian Navy and Royal Canadian Military Forces staff of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 gather for a photo at CTF headquarters in Bahrain. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

The Royal Australian Navy and Royal Canadian Military Forces staff of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 gather for a photo at CTF headquarters in Bahrain.

With Christmas and the New Year behind them, Royal Australian Navy personnel deployed as part of Combined Task Force 150 have been straight into a year of deterring and disrupting terrorism related activity on the high seas in the Middle East Region.

A force of Marine Systems Managers

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) presents Leading Seaman Marine Technician Gregory Williams with his Marine Systems Manager Certificate in a small ceremony on the Flight Deck of HMAS Success during Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) presents Leading Seaman Marine Technician Gregory Williams with his Marine Systems Manager Certificate in a small ceremony on the Flight Deck of HMAS Success during Operation MANITOU.

On 24 December 2014, in the middle of operations in the Middle East four HMAS Success sailors achieved a significant milestone.

Working together for maritime security

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

A HMAS Success Boarding Party returns to the ship after conducting a search on a Dhow in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

A HMAS Success Boarding Party returns to the ship after conducting a search on a Dhow in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has displayed the ongoing co-operation necessary amongst the nations of the Combined Maritime Forces, conducting a boarding operation in the Middle East Region with the help Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Dewey.

HMAS Success delivers more than fuel

Published on by LEUT Michelle Rayner (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), SBLT Tom Matthews (photographer)

Two HMAS Success Boarding Party crews return to their ship after conducting a boarding on a Dhow in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Two HMAS Success Boarding Party crews return to their ship after conducting a boarding on a Dhow in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU.

The Royal Australian Navy’s multi-product replenishment oiler HMAS Success has been very busy lately, not only delivering vital fuel and other goods to warships operating in the Middle East, but also delivering key operational effects under the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150.

36 year wait to join the Navy

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (author)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Kenneth Salter checks the oil level on the diesel generator onboard HMAS Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Kenneth Salter checks the oil level on the diesel generator onboard HMAS Sydney.

Originally applying as a fifteen-year-old for the Navy as an apprentice in 1975, Ken Salter was told to come back when he was older and more mature.

Travel the allure for Robina local

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Scott Dimmock mans a console in the operations room onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Scott Dimmock mans a console in the operations room onboard HMAS Canberra.

When boredom had set in at his nine to five IT job, Scott Dimmock felt it was time for a change. 

From small town to big ship

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicholas Juner working in the operations room of HMAS Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicholas Juner working in the operations room of HMAS Sydney.

From the small town of Fentonbury in Tasmania, which consists of around 12 houses, 23 year-old Leading Seaman Nick Juner now sails the seas on one of Navy’s guided missile frigates.