Two of Royal Australian Navy's Coastal Hydrographic Survey ships have recently returned to their homeport of Cairns, having completed a survey of Dawson Strait, Papua New Guinea.
Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor David Kennedy and his son Able Seaman Marine Technican Ross Kennedy had an unexpected reunion onboard HMAS Ballarat recently, during a transfer of personnel while on Operation RESOLUTE.
Personnel from HMAS Choules conducted a memorial service at a cemetery on Manus Island to remember Australians who died there. The ceremony was conducted on 24 October 2013 by the ship's Chaplain.
HMAS Success returned to sea on 25 October and has commenced Sea Qualification Trials and a Unit Readiness workup package.
Training elements of the Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navies recently joined forces to collaborate on unit readiness evaluations during Exercise ANZAC 2013.
ESPS Cantabria has taken part in her final exercise as part of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet. The Spanish Armada ship was in high demand during exercise TRITON CENTENARY (TS13) part 2, and refuelled ships from participating nations.
HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer Captain Gordon Andrew has officially opened the base’s first major residential construction project in over 40 years.
After almost a month of operating together in-company, HMAS Broome, on 15 October, parted company with four Pacific Patrol Boats visiting Australia for the International Fleet Review 2013 and Exercise Triton Centenary.
The final phase of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) International Fleet Review drew to a close today, with the completion of Exercise Triton Centenary 2013.
Personnel onboard HMAS Choules have conducted their own version of the International Fleet Review (IFR) while anchored off Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.