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Bringing the search for MH370 to the world

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author and photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Imagery Specialist David Connolly captures vision of HMAS Toowoomba as it moves into station on HMAS Success' port side as the two ships prepare for a Replenishment at Sea during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Chief Petty Officer Imagery Specialist David Connolly captures vision of HMAS Toowoomba as it moves into station on HMAS Success' port side as the two ships prepare for a Replenishment at Sea during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

With the world watching and eagerly waiting for any information regarding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, it was the Royal Australian Navy’s Imagery Specialists and Public Relations Officers who became the maritime storytellers.

Defence team removes potential hazard in Kiribati

Published on by MAJ Cameron Jamieson (author), SGT Hamish Paterson (photographer)

Clearance Divers from the Royal Australian Navy's Clearance Diving Team One and members of the Republic of Kiribati Maritime Police head out to the site of a suspect object. (photo: SGT Hamish Paterson)

Clearance Divers from the Royal Australian Navy's Clearance Diving Team One and members of the Republic of Kiribati Maritime Police head out to the site of a suspect object.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers have successfully disposed of a suspect object in Betio Lagoon off South Tarawa, in the Republic of Kiribati.

Navy Divers on mission to dispose of suspected WWII sea mine in Kiribati

Published on by Australian Defence Force (author), The Dive Centre Pty Ltd Fiji (photographer)

A suspected explosive remnant of war was discovered near the main wharf in Betio Lagoon, South Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati. (photo: The Dive Centre Pty Ltd Fiji)

A suspected explosive remnant of war was discovered near the main wharf in Betio Lagoon, South Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati.

A team of Australian Defence Force personnel has headed to the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati to dispose of a suspected World War II sea mine, discovered beneath a sunken vessel that is being salvaged by commercial operators in Betio Lagoon, South Tarawa.

Air Commodore tastes life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Peter Croce (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Boarding Party Officer, Lieutenant Joshua Maher, RAN, right, and Lieutenant Benjamin McGrath, RAN  show Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Commodore Noel Derwort, CSC, ADC, equipment utilised by HMAS Darwin's boarding party when conducting boarding operations. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Boarding Party Officer, Lieutenant Joshua Maher, RAN, right, and Lieutenant Benjamin McGrath, RAN show Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Commodore Noel Derwort, CSC, ADC, equipment utilised by HMAS Darwin's boarding party when conducting boarding operations.

Air Commodore Noel Derwort has tested his sea legs for the first time since taking over as Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force 633 in the Middle East Area of Operations.

The sun sets on Chief of Navy’s time in command

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), LCDR Ian Lumsden (video editing)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN enjoys his last sunset at sea onboard HMAS Arunta in the West Australian Exercise Area.  (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN enjoys his last sunset at sea onboard HMAS Arunta in the West Australian Exercise Area.

Chief of Navy (CN) Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN has gone to sea for the last time as Chief of Navy onboard HMAS Arunta, just as the ship has achieved a significant milestone with the completion of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade Programme.

Navy Cadets leader recognised with commendation

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Executive Officer of HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, presents Lieutenant John Huisman with a Commendation during a visit to Training Ship Shoalhaven.  (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Executive Officer of HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, presents Lieutenant John Huisman with a Commendation during a visit to Training Ship Shoalhaven.

Commanding Officer of Training Ship Shoalhaven, Lieutenant John Huisman has received a commendation for 16 years of work mentoring hundreds of Australian Navy Cadets.

Family’s war hero visits HMAS Cairns

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

WWII veteran Victor Glann and son Mark tour HMAS Cairns base. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

WWII veteran Victor Glann and son Mark tour HMAS Cairns base.

The term ‘war hero’ ignites a special place in the hearts of most Australians. The idea that so many men and women we never knew risked their lives to protect our country and way of life stirs feelings of patriotism and pride.

HMAS Success completes the journey for eight past Navy members

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Navy Chaplain Colin Tett RAN, second from right, conducts a memorial service in the waters off Lord Howe Island for eight former navy sailors onboard HMAS Success, as the ship and crew make their way to Hawaii to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014.
 (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Navy Chaplain Colin Tett RAN, second from right, conducts a memorial service in the waters off Lord Howe Island for eight former navy sailors onboard HMAS Success, as the ship and crew make their way to Hawaii to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

Members of HMAS Success’ ship’s company paused at sunset to commemorate the lives of eight fellow Royal Australian Navy and Royal Navy seafarers, as their ashes were committed to the sea near Lord Howe Island last weekend.

Patrol Boat community mourns the loss of a larger than life officer

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Lieutenant Scott Jarman's cap and medals rest on the Attack Five flag during a memorial service in Darwin. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Lieutenant Scott Jarman's cap and medals rest on the Attack Five flag during a memorial service in Darwin.

Lieutenant Scott Jarman, who was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident in Darwin last week, has been remembered as a compassionate, loyal, and cheeky man who touched many lives.

Sailor provides emergency medical assistance at 37,000 feet

Published on by CMDR Sean Noble (author)

Petty Officer Medic Tex Cowie checks a patient onboard HMAS Perth. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Medic Tex Cowie checks a patient onboard HMAS Perth.

Petty Officer Medic Tex Cowie recently provided medical assistance to a distressed airline passenger while in the air, on the way from Perth to Darwin. Petty Officer Cowie, HMAS Perth’s Clinical Manager, was returning to the ship after a reunion trip home.