Section: Fleet

Keeping the task group on task

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HMAS Parramatta conducts a night time replenishment at sea, taking fuel from HMAS Sirius while transiting in the South China Sea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta conducts a night time replenishment at sea, taking fuel from HMAS Sirius while transiting in the South China Sea.

With no commercial floating petrol stations in the middle of the ocean, Royal Australian Navy ships and helicopters rely on specialised replenishment ships for all their fuel needs.

Making more of the maritime

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A RAAF P-8A Poseidon passes HMAS Darwin as she sails in company with HMAS Adelaide in the South East Asia, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

A RAAF P-8A Poseidon passes HMAS Darwin as she sails in company with HMAS Adelaide in the South East Asia, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

The Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force have been working ever closer together with a combined anti-submarine exercise undertaken as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group sails through regional waters.

Divers lend submarine a hand

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Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West.

Navy teamwork was on show recently as members of Clearance Diving Team Four came to the aid of their submariner colleagues to carry out a vital piece of maintenance on HMAS Farncomb.

Huon shows Howe it's done

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Able Seaman Clearance Diver King descending to 42m off Lord Howe Island as the  crew members of HMAS Huon conducted a 10-day deployment for an invaluable training opportunity. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver King descending to 42m off Lord Howe Island as the crew members of HMAS Huon conducted a 10-day deployment for an invaluable training opportunity.

The ship’s company of minehunter HMAS Huon packed a lot into their recent visit to Lord Howe Island, in the Tasman Sea.

Melbourne visits Sasebo

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Memorial at the centre of the atomic bomb explosion area. (photo: Unknown)

Memorial at the centre of the atomic bomb explosion area.

HMAS Melbourne recently visited Sasebo as the first of three port visits across Japan as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.

Toowoomba concludes MASTEX 17

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KD Lekir, from the Royal Malaysian Navy, displays the flags after the completion of the sea phase with HMAS Toowoomba of MASTEX 2017. (photo: Department of Defence)

KD Lekir, from the Royal Malaysian Navy, displays the flags after the completion of the sea phase with HMAS Toowoomba of MASTEX 2017.

HMAS Toowoomba has successfully concluded the week-long Exercise MASTEX 17, held at the Royal Malaysian Navy Western Fleet base of Lumut.

Parramatta embraces culture and sport in Kota Kinabalu

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HMAS Parramatta prepares to pull alongside Seppanger Naval Base at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta prepares to pull alongside Seppanger Naval Base at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

HMAS Parramatta recently conducted a maintenance period alongside the Malaysian port of Sepanggar in Kota Kinabalu, as part of her Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.

Philippines visit for Australian ships

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The Philippine Navy Band, play during a welcoming ceremony for HMAS Adelaide and Darwin in Manilla, Philippines (photo: Philippines Navy)

The Philippine Navy Band, play during a welcoming ceremony for HMAS Adelaide and Darwin in Manilla, Philippines

HMA Ships Adelaide and Darwin have arrived in the Philippines, with the larger ship welcoming a senior government and military delegation including Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and the Secretary for National Defense Delfin Lorenzana.

Navy provides assistance in Vanuatu

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Deputy High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Mrs Susan Ryle speaks with Matthew Clark from the Crisis Response Team of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the wharf at Luganville in Vanuatu as HMAS Huon prepares to dock in support of Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Deputy High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Mrs Susan Ryle speaks with Matthew Clark from the Crisis Response Team of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the wharf at Luganville in Vanuatu as HMAS Huon prepares to dock in support of Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017.

The Australian Defence Force deployed humanitarian supplies in September to provide relief to communities displaced from Vanuatu’s Ambae Island with the island’s Manaro Volcano threatening to erupt.

Logistic liaison supports port visits

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Fleet Logistics Element - Submarine  (FLSE-SUBS) members Sub Lieutenant Gazzola and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Johnson are just a small element of the team that keep our submarines safely at sea. (photo: Unknown)

Fleet Logistics Element - Submarine (FLSE-SUBS) members Sub Lieutenant Gazzola and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Johnson are just a small element of the team that keep our submarines safely at sea.

The task of providing support to submarines when they visit ports around Australia and throughout the world is the role of a specialised team that delivers in assisting the functional capability of the submarine fleet.