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Milne Bay survey a wealth of history and culture

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Josh Allen (author), LEUT Simon Wolski (photographer), ABHSO Mardi Pritchard (photographer)

HMAS Leeuwin berthed at the Marine Wharf in Alotau within Milne Bay. (photo: ABHSO Mardi Pritchard)

HMAS Leeuwin berthed at the Marine Wharf in Alotau within Milne Bay.

HMAS Leeuwin's ship's company had been conducting hydrographic survey operations off the south-east coast of Papua New Guinea for a number of weeks, when a resupply visit to Alotau gave the crew a chance to reflect on Australian service past.

Vanuatu patrol boat to Australia for repairs

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

VANUATU’s PPB RVS Tukoro became a victim of Tropical Cyclone Pam when it became grounded on March 13. (photo: Unknown)

VANUATU’s PPB RVS Tukoro became a victim of Tropical Cyclone Pam when it became grounded on March 13.

Vanuatu's Pacific patrol boat RVS Tukoro became a victim of Tropical Cyclone Pam when it became grounded on 13 March 2015.

Eureka anniversary marked

Published on by LCDR Mark Lucking (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat Ship's Company with the 'Eureka' flag displayed in front of the 5-inch gun turret. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

HMAS Ballarat Ship's Company with the 'Eureka' flag displayed in front of the 5-inch gun turret.

The ship's company of Royal Australian Navy Anzac frigate, HMAS Ballarat, have reconnected with their ship's motto on the 161st anniversary of the Eureka Stockade.

HMAS Shepparton assists yachtsman

Published on by MIDN Grace Morton (author and photographer)

HMAS Shepparton Medical & Boarding team(l-r) ABHSO Miller, LEUT Voysey, LSHSO Keene, LSNPC Quinn. 
LSET Ballard, ABMT Crossthwaite
 (photo: MIDN Grace Morton)

HMAS Shepparton Medical & Boarding team(l-r) ABHSO Miller, LEUT Voysey, LSHSO Keene, LSNPC Quinn. LSET Ballard, ABMT Crossthwaite

It is not every day that HMAS Shepparton encounters fellow Australians in uncharted foreign waters, yet when conducting survey operations off Papua New Guinea, Shepparton was quick to respond to a VHF radio call for help.

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.

'Swim-Ex' in Croc Creek

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer), PTE Julia Whitwell (photographer)

ABBM Paterson navigating through Yampi Sound to find Croc Creek. (photo: PTE Julia Whitwell)

ABBM Paterson navigating through Yampi Sound to find Croc Creek.

Hidden along the Western Australian coastline lies a little-known oasis called Croc Creek—a little inlet located in Yampi Sound, north of Broome. Not to be deterred by its name, however, the crew of HMAS Choules decided it looked like a great place for a swim.

HMAS Darwin finds yacht adrift at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), LSBM Sarah Flanders (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's RHIB approaches the drifting yacht 'Avocet'. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin's RHIB approaches the drifting yacht 'Avocet'.

In mid-November, three men sailing from Pittwater in Sydney's north to Lord Howe Island ran into trouble, 160 nautical miles north-east of Sydney.

HMAS Adelaide enters service

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Adelaide raise the Australian White Ensign up the ship's mast for the first time, during the Landing Helicopter Dock's Commisioning ceremony. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Adelaide raise the Australian White Ensign up the ship's mast for the first time, during the Landing Helicopter Dock's Commisioning ceremony.

HMAS Adelaide, the second of two Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) built for the Royal Australian Navy, was commissioned into the Fleet today, alongside Garden Island, Sydney.

NUSHIP Adelaide prepares for commissioning

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

NUSHIP Adelaide steams towards the Sydney heads, bound for Garden Island East.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

NUSHIP Adelaide steams towards the Sydney heads, bound for Garden Island East.

Dress rehearsals have started for the commissioning of NUSHIP Adelaide this Friday, as the second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) prepares to enter service with the Royal Australian Navy.

Cape Class ships join the Fleet

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Australian Defence Vessel, ADV Cape Byron weighs anchor off the coast of the Kimberley's during a patrol as part of Operation RESOLUTE.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Australian Defence Vessel, ADV Cape Byron weighs anchor off the coast of the Kimberley's during a patrol as part of Operation RESOLUTE.

The Royal Australian Navy has quietly introduced a new capability into its patrol boat fleet this year, with two Cape Class Patrol Boats being brought in to complement Navy’s Armidale Class Patrol Boat capability.