Topic: Exercises

Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER comes to a close

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the East Australia Exercise Area at the conclusion of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the East Australia Exercise Area at the conclusion of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

The largest fleet training activity for 2018, Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER has come to a successful close in Jervis Bay this week.

Task group resupply completed at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

For the first time during an exercise, Navy has conducted a maritime task group resupply without bringing a single ship alongside.

 

Tri-nation exercise for HMAS Toowoomba

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Sailors and officers from three participating nations work together on HMAS Toowoomba's bridge during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. From left, Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Spencer Doyle; Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant Callum Fitzsimons and Royal New Zealand Navy Ensign Sean Kerwick. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Sailors and officers from three participating nations work together on HMAS Toowoomba's bridge during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. From left, Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Spencer Doyle; Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant Callum Fitzsimons and Royal New Zealand Navy Ensign Sean Kerwick.

HMAS Toowoomba has strengthened the Royal Australian Navy’s ties to international Navies after hosting personnel from the United Kingdom and New Zealand during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

 

Feeding the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Samantha Wetherspoon in the HMAS Canberra galley during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Samantha Wetherspoon in the HMAS Canberra galley during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Providing three meals a day to personnel in Navy’s warships is an essential, but often overlooked, element of warfighting capability.

 

Boarding party trains in real environment

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's boarding party teams transit to training ship MV Sycamore on Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats for drills as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba's boarding party teams transit to training ship MV Sycamore on Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats for drills as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba has conducted a successful boarding exercise during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018, Navy’s premier fleet training activity.

 

Senior Medic up to the challenge

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Rebecca Semmens on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Rebecca Semmens on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

Providing strategic medical information to warships of an Amphibious Task Group is a job well suited to an experienced Senior Sailor.

 

A 117th Birthday, a 105th and 51st Birthday and still going strong

Published on by LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (author), POATV Ben Clemens (photographer)

HMAS Creswell has celebrated the Royal Australian Navy's 117th Birthday as Officers from NEOC (New Entry Officers' Course) 58 held the Australian White Ensign and formed the numbers 117. The flag was proudly supplied by the team at 816 Squadron MH-60R at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POATV Ben Clemens)

HMAS Creswell has celebrated the Royal Australian Navy's 117th Birthday as Officers from NEOC (New Entry Officers' Course) 58 held the Australian White Ensign and formed the numbers 117. The flag was proudly supplied by the team at 816 Squadron MH-60R at HMAS Albatross.

On 1st March, New Entry Officers at HMAS Creswell paused in their training to mark the heritage and traditions of the Naval College on its 105th birthday and commemorate the 117th birthday of the Royal Australian Navy.

 

Canberra tests anti-ship missile defence

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Damien Jennings and Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Matthew McPherson manning the console in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Canberra during a Nulka trial as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Damien Jennings and Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Matthew McPherson manning the console in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Canberra during a Nulka trial as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Amphibious ship HMAS Canberra has tested one of its key defensive capabilities off the south coast of New South Wales.

 

Practice makes perfect

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Canberra fall in on the flight deck while they prepare to conduct a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Sirius, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 18. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

The crew of HMAS Canberra fall in on the flight deck while they prepare to conduct a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Sirius, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 18.

Personnel in HMAS Canberra have wasted no time in honing their seamanship skills ahead of Navy’s premier war fighting activity.

 

Battle Tanker prepares to supply the Fleet

Published on by Amphibious and Afloat Support Group (author), CAPT Simon Cannell (photographer)

'Battle Tanker' HMAS Success prepares to supply the fleet during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: CAPT Simon Cannell)

'Battle Tanker' HMAS Success prepares to supply the fleet during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

HMAS Success, the Royal Australian Navy’s Auxiliary Oil Replenishment (AOR) Tanker has sailed today ready to supply the fleet after an extended maintenance period alongside Fleet Base East, which included a scheduled docking.