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Navy makes PNG waters safer for shipping

Published on by MIDN Liana Malavisi (author), ABHSO Kristina Tadic-Vulin (photographer)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton conducting a formation anchorage off Wari Island, Papua New Guinea             (photo: ABHSO Kristina Tadic-Vulin)

HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton conducting a formation anchorage off Wari Island, Papua New Guinea

Survey Motor Launches HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton arrived in Papua New Guinea on Thursday with the task of conducting survey operations in the vicinity of Long Reef, in order to provide alternate routes for shipping through the area.

'Swim-Ex' in Croc Creek

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer), PTE Julia Whitwell (photographer)

ABBM Paterson navigating through Yampi Sound to find Croc Creek. (photo: PTE Julia Whitwell)

ABBM Paterson navigating through Yampi Sound to find Croc Creek.

Hidden along the Western Australian coastline lies a little-known oasis called Croc Creek—a little inlet located in Yampi Sound, north of Broome. Not to be deterred by its name, however, the crew of HMAS Choules decided it looked like a great place for a swim.

HMAS Darwin finds yacht adrift at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), LSBM Sarah Flanders (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's RHIB approaches the drifting yacht 'Avocet'. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin's RHIB approaches the drifting yacht 'Avocet'.

In mid-November, three men sailing from Pittwater in Sydney's north to Lord Howe Island ran into trouble, 160 nautical miles north-east of Sydney.

HMAS Adelaide enters service

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Adelaide raise the Australian White Ensign up the ship's mast for the first time, during the Landing Helicopter Dock's Commisioning ceremony. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Adelaide raise the Australian White Ensign up the ship's mast for the first time, during the Landing Helicopter Dock's Commisioning ceremony.

HMAS Adelaide, the second of two Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) built for the Royal Australian Navy, was commissioned into the Fleet today, alongside Garden Island, Sydney.

NUSHIP Adelaide prepares for commissioning

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

NUSHIP Adelaide steams towards the Sydney heads, bound for Garden Island East.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

NUSHIP Adelaide steams towards the Sydney heads, bound for Garden Island East.

Dress rehearsals have started for the commissioning of NUSHIP Adelaide this Friday, as the second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) prepares to enter service with the Royal Australian Navy.

Cape Class ships join the Fleet

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Australian Defence Vessel, ADV Cape Byron weighs anchor off the coast of the Kimberley's during a patrol as part of Operation RESOLUTE.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Australian Defence Vessel, ADV Cape Byron weighs anchor off the coast of the Kimberley's during a patrol as part of Operation RESOLUTE.

The Royal Australian Navy has quietly introduced a new capability into its patrol boat fleet this year, with two Cape Class Patrol Boats being brought in to complement Navy’s Armidale Class Patrol Boat capability.

Sirius Golf Team lights up Singapore’s fairways

Published on by POML-P Raymond O'Sullivan (author), SBLT Nicholas Asara (author), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

The HMAS Sirius golf team gather before teeing off at Jurong Country Club in Singapore. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

The HMAS Sirius golf team gather before teeing off at Jurong Country Club in Singapore.

The ship's company of HMAS Sirius made excellent use of their off-duty time during their recent four month Asian deployment, by taking care of their mental health.

A Slice of Heaven

Published on by MIDN Jordy Humphrey (author), LEUT Simon Wolski (photographer)

SMNML-SC Tahleah Woods, MIDN Jordy Humphrey, LEUT Simon Wolski, MIDN Sam Bayagau, SMNHSO Mitchell Gardner and ABHSO Josh Kocinski on Panuwaiyayapuna Island prior to returning to HMAS Leeuwin following the tidal camp.  (photo: LEUT Simon Wolski)

SMNML-SC Tahleah Woods, MIDN Jordy Humphrey, LEUT Simon Wolski, MIDN Sam Bayagau, SMNHSO Mitchell Gardner and ABHSO Josh Kocinski on Panuwaiyayapuna Island prior to returning to HMAS Leeuwin following the tidal camp.

Six Navy members attached to HS Red, currently embarked in HMAS Leeuwin, were recently deployed to an uninhabited island to erect and maintain a tidal and boat camp as part of the ship's survey deployment to Papua New Guinea.

Darwin departs for Middle East

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

Family and friends wave goodbye as HMAS Darwin pulls away from the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Family and friends wave goodbye as HMAS Darwin pulls away from the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney.

It was a perfect Sydney day on 30 December as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joined Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, friends and family at Garden Island, to farewell HMAS Darwin as the ship sailed for the Middle East region.

Melbourne's fourth drug haul

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

Over 118 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD $114 million was confisicated by HMAS Melbourne while on operations in the Middle East region. These drugs were discovered onboard a fishing vessel intercepted by HMAS Melbourne in the Indian Ocean. After being seized the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Over 118 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD $114 million was confisicated by HMAS Melbourne while on operations in the Middle East region. These drugs were discovered onboard a fishing vessel intercepted by HMAS Melbourne in the Indian Ocean. After being seized the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea.

HMAS Melbourne personnel have completed a fourth successful drug seizure after seizing more than 100 kilograms of heroin from a fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean.