Section: Fleet

Amphibious Assault Ship sailors qualify on new landing craft in Spain

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), Department of Defence (videographer)

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course in Cadiz, Spain to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E). (photo: N/A)

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course in Cadiz, Spain to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E).

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course late last year to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E).

Hunger pains finally at bay

Published on by MIDN Owen Zolati (author)

HMAS Watson's new canteen facility was officially opened by Jak Goudman from Navy Canteens, the Executive Officer HMAS Watson, Commander Jan Noonan and the Ship’s Warrant Officer, Paul Cohen. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Watson's new canteen facility was officially opened by Jak Goudman from Navy Canteens, the Executive Officer HMAS Watson, Commander Jan Noonan and the Ship’s Warrant Officer, Paul Cohen.

The new canteen at HMAS Watson has finally opened.

Technical sailors race into the Ford Performance Racing team

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (LSMT) Daniel Green, LSMT Jordan Marchioni, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft (ABATA) Cameron Cummins, Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Christopher King and POMT Nathaniel Martin in front of Chaz Mostert's number 6 car in the Ford Performance Racing V8 Super Car team garage at Campbellfield, Victoria, during the sailor's hand over in the RAN Outplacement Program. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (LSMT) Daniel Green, LSMT Jordan Marchioni, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft (ABATA) Cameron Cummins, Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Christopher King and POMT Nathaniel Martin in front of Chaz Mostert's number 6 car in the Ford Performance Racing V8 Super Car team garage at Campbellfield, Victoria, during the sailor's hand over in the RAN Outplacement Program.

Last week saw the beginning of the third year of the very successful Ford Performance Racing Industry Outplacement Program. The objective of the outplacement program is to recognise and develop the technical skills of high performing sailors in a cutting edge and high pressure environment.

New Zealand exercise opens

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author), LAC Maria Oosterbaan (photographer), RNZN Photographic Unit (photographer)

A group shot of exercise participants on the deck of HMNZS Canterbury. (photo: RNZN Photographic Unit)

A group shot of exercise participants on the deck of HMNZS Canterbury.

The Royal New Zealand Navy led Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014 kicked off earlier this week with a memorable opening day.

Fond farewell

Published on by LCDR Peter Arnold (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

M22 Fire Control System maintainer, Mr Peter Wetzel conducts the final firing for the system at West Head Gunnery Range, Flinders, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

M22 Fire Control System maintainer, Mr Peter Wetzel conducts the final firing for the system at West Head Gunnery Range, Flinders, Victoria.

Forty years of naval history came to an end at West Head Gunnery Range, with the last live firing controlled by an M22 Gunnery Fire Control System, the last of its kind in operation in the world.

HMAS Childers returns from Indian Ocean deployment

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

HMAS Childers at sea in the Indian Ocean en route to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands to take part in MILAN 2014 a maritime activity. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

HMAS Childers at sea in the Indian Ocean en route to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands to take part in MILAN 2014 a maritime activity.

HMAS Childers has arrived in Darwin after participating in MILAN 2014, the biannual international naval event hosted by the Indian Navy in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Women's forum takes off

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Navy Women's Strategy Advisor, Commander Wendy Gould, RAN, speaks at the Inaugural Shoalhaven Navy Women's Forum which was held at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Navy Women's Strategy Advisor, Commander Wendy Gould, RAN, speaks at the Inaugural Shoalhaven Navy Women's Forum which was held at HMAS Albatross.

The challenges of balancing work and life demands, the importance of meaningful mentoring opportunities and the value of establishing a network of female role models were a few of the issues explored at the inaugural Shoalhaven and Fleet Air Arm Navy Women's Forum which was held at HMAS Albatross last week.

Joint Review of Positioning of Vessels Engaged in Operation Sovereign Borders is completed

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The Joint Review between the Australian Defence Force and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service in relation to Australian vessels which entered Indonesian waters has been completed and is now available online.
 

HMAS Darwin visits India

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Sarah Williams (author and photographer)

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Chad Mapp, RAN waves to INS Sunayna as she passes by during the end of officer of the watch manoeuvres. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Chad Mapp, RAN waves to INS Sunayna as she passes by during the end of officer of the watch manoeuvres.

Whilst en route to the Middle East Area of Operations for Operation SLIPPER, HMAS Darwin recently conducted a port visit to Kochi, India which culminated in a successful bilateral exercise. This visit was one in a series of Australian engagements with India to reinforce the two Navy’s interoperability, co-operation and rapport.

Navy Mine Hunters arrive in Auckland for international exercise

Published on by LEUT Alasdair Magill (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon berthed at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland. (photo: Unknown)

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon berthed at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland.

On Sunday last week two of Navy's Mine Hunter - Coastal Ships, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon, set off to transit across the Tasman Sea to Auckland, New Zealand to participate in the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014.