Section: Operations

Australian-led Maritime Counter-Terrorism Task Force home from successful deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ B Maddock (author), MC2 Ryan D. McLearnon (photographer)

Commander CMF, Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, US Navy (centre) witnesses Royal Navy Commodore Robinson (right) assume command of CTF 150 from Royal Australian Navy Commodore Jaimie Hatcher. (photo: MC2 Ryan D. McLearnon)

Commander CMF, Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, US Navy (centre) witnesses Royal Navy Commodore Robinson (right) assume command of CTF 150 from Royal Australian Navy Commodore Jaimie Hatcher.

An Australian-led Maritime Command team has been hailed for their success against the illegal trade of drugs and weapons in the Middle East and northern Indian Ocean as part of the multinational Combined Maritime Forces.

The many hats of a patrol boat Coxswain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon holds officer of the watch responsibilities onboard HMAS Wollongong at sea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon holds officer of the watch responsibilities onboard HMAS Wollongong at sea.

As the Navy Police Coxswain in the Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong, Petty Officer Coxswain Michelle Cannon undertakes a wide range of duties essential to the daily life on board a Navy Ship.

Learning to drive

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Lieutenant Luke Deering takes a bearing of the sunrise using the pelorus onboard HMAS Wollongong. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Luke Deering takes a bearing of the sunrise using the pelorus onboard HMAS Wollongong.

Four trainee Maritime Warfare Officers embarked in HMAS Wollongong are currently consolidating their ability to drive a warship as they undertake one of the sea phases of their training.

808 Squadron return from Operation FIJI ASSIST

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Personnel from 808 Squadron returned to HMAS Albatross after a period attached to HMAS Canberra which was deployment to OP FIJI ASSIST 2016 - the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance relief to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Personnel from 808 Squadron returned to HMAS Albatross after a period attached to HMAS Canberra which was deployment to OP FIJI ASSIST 2016 - the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance relief to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Personnel from 808 Squadron returned to HMAS Albatross recently after a five-week deployment on Operation FIJI ASSIST. The aircrew, engineers and three MRH90 helicopters formed part of the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance relief to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Old and new methods combine for operational effectiveness

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems David Siyver  and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Taylor Burgess on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems David Siyver and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Taylor Burgess on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong.

Australian and Indonesian mariners have fine-tuned their ability to communicate effectively during a recent exercise and cooperative maritime patrols.

Goulburn sailor on Counter Terrorism Operations

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

HMAS Darwin sailor, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Emily McNeill, looks for aircraft contacts during exercises off the coast of New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin sailor, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Emily McNeill, looks for aircraft contacts during exercises off the coast of New South Wales.

A Royal Australian Navy sailor from Goulburn, in the southern tablelands of New South Wales, is living her passion while deployed on counter-terrorism patrols with HMAS Darwin.

2K a charm for Canberra helo operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

While on deployment in Fiji, 808 SQN celebrates the 2000th deck landing onboard HMAS Canberra #OpFijiAssist #HMASCanberra (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

While on deployment in Fiji, 808 SQN celebrates the 2000th deck landing onboard HMAS Canberra #OpFijiAssist #HMASCanberra

Army aviation took the glory for the 1,000th deck landing on HMAS Canberra last year but when the 2,000th landing was reached, it was all Navy.

Medical team hone skills during Operation FIJI ASSIST 2016

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Medics and Nurses from the Maritime Operational Health Unit and HMAS Canberra run a casualty drill onboard the ship during Operation Fiji Assist. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Royal Australian Navy Medics and Nurses from the Maritime Operational Health Unit and HMAS Canberra run a casualty drill onboard the ship during Operation Fiji Assist.

The Royal Australian Navy's Maritime Operational Health Unit has continued to fine-tune their emergency medical skills, conducting aero-medical evacuation training onboard HMAS Canberra during Operation FIJI ASSIST 2016.

Navy Clearance Divers make their mark in Fiji

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Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers from Clearance Diving Team One and Four inspect a mooring buoy that came loose from its anchor point off Koro Island, Fiji. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers from Clearance Diving Team One and Four inspect a mooring buoy that came loose from its anchor point off Koro Island, Fiji.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Teams One and Four have recently conducted underwater repairs on an important mooring buoy, near Koro Island, Fiji.

HMAS Canberra returns from Fiji

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Royal Australian Navy crew of a landing craft prepare to enter the well deck of HMAS Canberra with a Mack truck, during the Operation Fiji Assist relief mission. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Royal Australian Navy crew of a landing craft prepare to enter the well deck of HMAS Canberra with a Mack truck, during the Operation Fiji Assist relief mission.

HMAS Canberra returns to Australia today following its successful maiden deployment to Fiji in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston.