Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has completed a passage exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Canadian Navy and United States Navy ships during her South East Asia deployment.
HMAS Newcastle and her ship’s company of 230 have departed Garden Island, Sydney en route for her sixth deployment to the Middle East region.
The 25th Task Group of the People’s Liberation Army – Navy conducted a port visit to Sydney between 8-11 June.
The Royal Australian Navy has been engaging in a world first as part of a 10-week maritime survey mission in waters off South Australia.
As the sun set on May 13, spirits were high in the control room of HMAS Waller after the crew’s perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia.
Australian Defence Vessel Cape Inscription has had her official naming ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia on 6 June with the Australian White Ensign hoisted for the first time.
Clearance Divers from minehunters HMA Ships Huon and Yarra recently conducted a week of deep dive training using some more unconventional but operationally important equipment.
Maritime archaeologists from the Australian National Maritime Museum and the National Research Centre of Archaeology Indonesia/Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional (ARKENAS) have conducted a joint dive on the wreck of the Australian Second World War vessel HMAS Perth (I), supported by officials from the Indonesian Navy, Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (Jakarta), and the Directorate of Heritage and Museum-Regional Office Serang.
Two Australian Defence Force Medical Officers with specialist knowledge in underwater medicine have completed a very successful information exchange program with the Vietnam People's Armed Forces in Vietnam during Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017.
Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has completed an official visit to Fiji, including a four-day exercise within Fiji’s Exclusive Economic Zone with the Republic of Fiji Navy Ship Kula.