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Seahorse Standard joins search for MH370

Published on by Lieutenant Suresh Kumar onboard Seahorse Standard (author)

ABCIS Reece Sturges and SMNCIS Aaron Johnson test communications while LEUT Phillip Garret looks on.  (photo: )

ABCIS Reece Sturges and SMNCIS Aaron Johnson test communications while LEUT Phillip Garret looks on.

The DMS Maritime support vessel Seahorse Standard has joined the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Seahorse Standard sailed for the search area on 1 April, with 16 Royal Australian Navy members onboard to compliment the vessel's regular civilian crew, including a Navy clearance diving contingent. 

Pinger deployed for first search

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The towed pinger locator is deployed from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The towed pinger locator is deployed from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield.

Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield deployed its towed pinger locator for the first time on the morning of 4 April, as part of its ongoing search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Many countries - one purpose

Published on by LCDR Edward Ellison (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley Chambers, from HMAS Toowoomba, receives documents from the People's Liberation Army - Navy destroyer Haikou, while working together on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley Chambers, from HMAS Toowoomba, receives documents from the People's Liberation Army - Navy destroyer Haikou, while working together on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has brought the navies of Australia and China together in a significant display of international cooperation.

Malaysian frigate joins coalition search for MH370

Published on by LTCOL Michael Harris (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Malaysian warship KD Lekiu departs from Fleet Base West to assist with the search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Malaysian warship KD Lekiu departs from Fleet Base West to assist with the search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The Malaysian frigate KD Lekiu has departed HMAS Stirling after 72 hours in port to resupply in preparation for search operations in an area 1700km west of Perth.

Toowoomba’s quick re-supply for urgent deployment to MH370 search

Published on by LCDR Edward Ellison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Stores and equipment are unloaded from HMAS Toowoomba before the ship is replenished in preparation of support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Stores and equipment are unloaded from HMAS Toowoomba before the ship is replenished in preparation of support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

In a demonstration of the Royal Australian Navy’s commitment to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, personnel at Fleet Base West resupplied and helped HMAS Toowoomba return to sea in under six hours.

Navy officer plies trade in Afghanistan

Published on by LEUT Peter Croce (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Alwyn Johnson on deployment at Headquarters 633-A in Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger             )

Lieutenant Commander Alwyn Johnson on deployment at Headquarters 633-A in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Exeter’s Alwyn Johnson is the sole Navy officer working in the Australian headquarters of landlocked Afghanistan for Operation SLIPPER.

Chandio playing a vital role in search mission

Published on by CMDR Kenneth Stevenson (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Bilawal Chandio stands watch onboard HMAS Success during the ship’s deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Bilawal Chandio stands watch onboard HMAS Success during the ship’s deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Bilawal Chandio, a crew member on the Royal Australian Navy supply ship HMAS Success, says all of his shipmates are focused on the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Navy success at the 2014 Defence WHS Awards

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author)

Proud 2014 Defence Work Health and Safety (WHS) Award winner, Cadet Midshipman Christopher Pedlar (centre left) flanked by Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen (centre right), Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) National Commander, Captain ANC John Gill and Petty Officer Brendan Smith. (photo: Unknown)

Proud 2014 Defence Work Health and Safety (WHS) Award winner, Cadet Midshipman Christopher Pedlar (centre left) flanked by Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen (centre right), Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) National Commander, Captain ANC John Gill and Petty Officer Brendan Smith.

The Royal Australian Navy snapped up several prizes at the 2014 Defence Work Health and Safety (WHS) Awards event recently held in Canberra.

Navy sailor acknowledged for rendering assistance to motor vehicle accident

Published on by LCDR Mark Tandy (author and photographer)

Seaman Cheryl Sutherland receives a Commanding Officer's Commendation from Commanding Officer Naval Headquarters South Queensland, Commander Peter Tedman.  (photo: LCDR Mark Tandy)

Seaman Cheryl Sutherland receives a Commanding Officer's Commendation from Commanding Officer Naval Headquarters South Queensland, Commander Peter Tedman.

A sailor has been congratulated for her brave actions at the scene of a car accident in Brisbane, which helped to saved one life and minimised the harm caused to another.

US exchange submariners right at home in the west

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

United States Navy personnel, from left, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shane Finck; Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1) Nicholas Graham; Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) James Forsythe; PO2 Christopher Schlegel; PO1 John Robinson; PO1 Beneyam Alemseged; Lieutenant Commander Travis Zettel, USN (front); PO2 Randall Gentry and PO2 Thomas Oestreich stand in front of the HMAS Oxley 'fin' outside Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

United States Navy personnel, from left, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shane Finck; Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1) Nicholas Graham; Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) James Forsythe; PO2 Christopher Schlegel; PO1 John Robinson; PO1 Beneyam Alemseged; Lieutenant Commander Travis Zettel, USN (front); PO2 Randall Gentry and PO2 Thomas Oestreich stand in front of the HMAS Oxley 'fin' outside Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling.

For the past couple of years, around ten United States submariners have called Western Australia home. They are part of an Australia-US exchange program that sees personnel from both navies spend time with their overseas counterparts.