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Once in a lifetime voyage on Ecuadorian Barque

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), MIDN Jonathan Woodward (photographer), Jude Timms (author)

The Guayas sailing in Sydney Harbour. (photo: Jude Timms)

The Guayas sailing in Sydney Harbour.

Six Royal Australian Navy junior officers embarked the Ecuadorian Navy’s sail training ship, ‘The Guayas’ for a voyage from Fremantle to Sydney recently.

Navies united by the sport of cricket

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Torpedo Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mark Daly and Australian cricketer Brad Hogg in the Control Room of Sheean during a tour for Mr Hogg of the boat while alongside at Fleet Base West.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Torpedo Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mark Daly and Australian cricketer Brad Hogg in the Control Room of Sheean during a tour for Mr Hogg of the boat while alongside at Fleet Base West.

Friends, family and a contingent from the Submarine Force farewelled HMAS Sheean as she sailed for a deployment to India from her home port of HMAS Stirling in 2015 for a significant milestone as the first time a Collins Class Submarine would visit India.

Returning home from a Sirius adventure

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jonathan Williams (author), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Nicholas Asara, Midshipman Jon Williams, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Gunning line the upper decks as HMAS Sirius prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Sub Lieutenant Nicholas Asara, Midshipman Jon Williams, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Gunning line the upper decks as HMAS Sirius prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West.

After deploying in August for South East Asia, HMAS Sirius returned home to Fleet Base West on 13 December to the cheers of family and friends.

Dechaineux returns

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home to Fleet Base West HMAS Dechaineux after a South East Asia deployment.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home to Fleet Base West HMAS Dechaineux after a South East Asia deployment.

HMAS Dechaineux returned to her home port at Fleet Base West just before Christmas, following a six month deployment to Asia and the east coast of Australia.

Torres Strait reunion for HMAS Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Family members from nearby Torres Strait Islands come to visit Seaman Boatswain Mate Edmund Tomsana during HMAS Darwin's passage to Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Family members from nearby Torres Strait Islands come to visit Seaman Boatswain Mate Edmund Tomsana during HMAS Darwin's passage to Darwin.

Family members of three HMAS Darwin personnel who grew up in the Torres Strait were welcomed aboard the frigate when she transited the jade blue waters of the Prince of Wales Channel recently.

Operation Gingerbread in Diamantina

Published on by ABML-SO Iain Berry (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems, Carl Buhmann, and Able Seaman Communications Information Systems, Courtney Long, pose with their Gingerbread Christmas Lodge. (photo: ABML-SO Iain Berry)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems, Carl Buhmann, and Able Seaman Communications Information Systems, Courtney Long, pose with their Gingerbread Christmas Lodge.

The ship’s company of minehunter HMAS Diamantina are a creative bunch and in their off watch time while undertaking border protection duties as part of Operation RESOLUTE, they undertook a fresh challenge in the form of gingerbread house building competition.

Million miles for Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Youngest member of HMAS Darin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Youngest member of HMAS Darin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin.

HMAS Darwin celebrated a significant milestone this week, notching up her one millionth nautical mile the same day as she sailed into her namesake city.

Darwin exercises with Chinese Navy off Queensland

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and  PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.

HMAS Darwin has conducted a passage exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Escort Task Group 152 off the coast of Queensland.

Handing over the weight in Huon

Published on by LEUT Laura Watman (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commander Richard Caton, RAN, passes command of HMAS Huon to Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, RAN, in front of Huon's ship's company at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Richard Caton, RAN, passes command of HMAS Huon to Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, RAN, in front of Huon's ship's company at Garden Island, Sydney.

Minehunter, HMAS Huon is under new management after welcoming the new Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, during a handover ceremony which took place outside the Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney in early December.

Wari Island welcomes HMAS Leeuwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Allister Moffatt (author)

Wari Islanders greet members of HMAS Leeuwin's ship's company. (photo: Unknown)

Wari Islanders greet members of HMAS Leeuwin's ship's company.

Royal Australian Navy hydrographic ship, HMAS Leeuwin, has recently been deployed to Papua New Guinea to survey the underwater area to improve the safety of navigation, safety of the environment and to assist with the growth of trade and tourism in the area.