Topic: Frigate Helicopter (FFH)

Fleet Support Unit enhancements assist Navy capability

Published on by Mr Martin Drebber (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Head Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN (centre front), and Navy Engineering Command Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley (front centre left), are flanked by Fleet Support Unit Australia and Fleet Support Unit - South East personnel in the workshop at Garden Island, Sydney, after completing HMAS Parramatta's External Maintenance Period. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Head Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN (centre front), and Navy Engineering Command Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley (front centre left), are flanked by Fleet Support Unit Australia and Fleet Support Unit - South East personnel in the workshop at Garden Island, Sydney, after completing HMAS Parramatta's External Maintenance Period.

Navy is rebuilding the Fleet Support Unit (FSU) in order to enhance the capability of technical sailors to conduct maintenance and manufacturing when they are at sea.

HMAS Stuart conducts port visit to Singapore during Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kunal Ghangas (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart CMDR Chris Leece hosted Navy veterans onboard HMAS Stuart during the ship's visit to Singapore. (photo: Department of Defence)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart CMDR Chris Leece hosted Navy veterans onboard HMAS Stuart during the ship's visit to Singapore.

HMAS Stuart recently visited Singapore’s Sembawang Naval Base to participate in the harbour phase of Exercise BERSAMA LIMA. Ship’s company took the opportunity to experience a variety of cultural and sporting activities around Singapore.

Australia and Singapore complete Exercise SINGAROO

Published on by LCDR Mark Janiszewski (author and photographer)

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius (right) and Republic of Singapore Navy Ships Valiant and Vigour sail in company during Exercise SINGAROO.

 (photo: LCDR Mark Janiszewski)

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius (right) and Republic of Singapore Navy Ships Valiant and Vigour sail in company during Exercise SINGAROO.

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius have joined the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) corvettes RSS Valiant and Vigour for Exercise SINGAROO, a two day maritime exercise in waters off Singapore. 

'Forever indebted for your efforts’ - solo sailor thanks HMAS Ballarat after daunting rescue

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean.

HMAS Ballarat has returned to port after participating in a search and rescue mission for two solo round-the-world yachtsmen.

HMAS Ballarat deploys for nine-month Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Ballarat wave to families and well-wishers as the ship departs Fleet Base West to take part in Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Ship's Company of HMAS Ballarat wave to families and well-wishers as the ship departs Fleet Base West to take part in Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Ballarat and her Ship’s Company of 190 officers and sailors departed Fleet Base West at Garden Island, Western Australia for maritime security operations in the Middle East on Sunday, 28th October 2018.

HMAS Warramunga Open Day in Melbourne a ‘sell-out’

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author and photographer), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga, alongside Station Pier, Melbourne. (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga, alongside Station Pier, Melbourne.

The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Warramunga has visited Melbourne for some crew down time and to hold an open day for the public.

Team Navy revs up with champions of Speedway

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Driver Veronica McCann stands next to the Team Navy Red Hot Racing late model race car during the teams visit to Fleet Base West on HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Driver Veronica McCann stands next to the Team Navy Red Hot Racing late model race car during the teams visit to Fleet Base West on HMAS Stirling.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling don't usually undertake work to the sounds of revving engines - but on 3 October, to assist with Team Navy's support to the 2019 season, personnel were invited to attend the launch.

HMAS Ballarat on her way home after search and rescue mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Rebecca Ainsworth, RAN (right), MH-60R Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Christopher Evill, RAN (left), and Able Seaman Medic Renne Simmons, rehearse assembling a casualty stretcher as HMAS Ballarat answers a call to assist a maritime emergency in the Indian Ocean. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Rebecca Ainsworth, RAN (right), MH-60R Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Christopher Evill, RAN (left), and Able Seaman Medic Renne Simmons, rehearse assembling a casualty stretcher as HMAS Ballarat answers a call to assist a maritime emergency in the Indian Ocean.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat has praised the proficiency of his ship’s company after the frigate was ordered to crash sail to reach two participants in a global sailing event whose yachts had been de-masted in the Indian Ocean south of Perth.

HMAS Ballarat supports search and rescue for injured Golden Globe race sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat steams toward Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean as part of efforts to rescue injured Indian solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Ballarat steams toward Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean as part of efforts to rescue injured Indian solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy.

HMAS Ballarat will reach Amsterdam Island tomorrow, ready to provide medical assistance to Indian Solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy, injured in rough seas approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.

ADF assists in recovery of injured solo yachtsman

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat ship's company prepare to cast off lines ahead of departure from  Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Ballarat ship's company prepare to cast off lines ahead of departure from Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is assisting in the search and rescue effort for an injured solo yachtsman, approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.