Section: Fleet

Churchill Fellowship opens new opportunities for Maritime Trade Operations

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commander Fiona Ewington, RANR, at Fleet Base West with MV Stoker in the background, has recently completed international research sponsored by the Churchill Fellowship Trust into military doctrine and maritime trade protection. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commander Fiona Ewington, RANR, at Fleet Base West with MV Stoker in the background, has recently completed international research sponsored by the Churchill Fellowship Trust into military doctrine and maritime trade protection.

The chance to pursue an international research project outside of her busy Maritime Trade Operations day to day work life has opened up new opportunities for a dedicated Navy officer and the Navy warfare community.

Community leaders experience Navy life at sea and ashore

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kristie Okely (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Participants of the 2018 Community Leaders at Sea Program disembark a Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Participants of the 2018 Community Leaders at Sea Program disembark a Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Watson, Sydney.

Eleven local community leaders experienced a taste of the Royal Australian Navy as part of the Fleet Commanders’ Community Leader’s at Sea Program (CLASP) in early October.

Delivering Defence fuel supply chain F44 capability

Published on by LEUT Robert Gould (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

HMAS Canberra has received a transfer of 100,000 litres of fuel from oil tanker Manning. (photo: )

HMAS Canberra has received a transfer of 100,000 litres of fuel from oil tanker Manning.

A series of firsts has resulted in Navy benefitting from further flexibility in refuelling options for our Landing Helicopter Docks, HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide.

Naval engineering staff get a taste of life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mrs Racheal Reynolds (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

NTB staff prepare to embark HMAS Choules for a day of discovery and information sharing. (photo: Department of Defence)

NTB staff prepare to embark HMAS Choules for a day of discovery and information sharing.

A contingent of 35 Navy engineering staff have sampled an experience in one of the Navy's largest and tallest ships. Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, opened his ship to APS and industry staff across several events during September.

Australia and Singapore complete Exercise SINGAROO

Published on by LCDR Mark Janiszewski (author and photographer)

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius (right) and Republic of Singapore Navy Ships Valiant and Vigour sail in company during Exercise SINGAROO.

 (photo: LCDR Mark Janiszewski)

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius (right) and Republic of Singapore Navy Ships Valiant and Vigour sail in company during Exercise SINGAROO.

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius have joined the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) corvettes RSS Valiant and Vigour for Exercise SINGAROO, a two day maritime exercise in waters off Singapore. 

HMAS Hobart celebrates first birthday

Published on by CMDR Anthony Miskelly (author), Department of Defence (author)

Commanding Officer, Captain John Stavridis (centre) along with the crew's youngest member, Seaman Thomas Norris-Elliott (left) and the crew's most experienced member, Chief Petty Officer Ric Macchetta, cut the cake. (photo: LSCTL Lowe)

Commanding Officer, Captain John Stavridis (centre) along with the crew's youngest member, Seaman Thomas Norris-Elliott (left) and the crew's most experienced member, Chief Petty Officer Ric Macchetta, cut the cake.

The ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s first Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Hobart, have celebrated their first birthday while enroute to the west coast of the USA.

'Forever indebted for your efforts’ - solo sailor thanks HMAS Ballarat after daunting rescue

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean.

HMAS Ballarat has returned to port after participating in a search and rescue mission for two solo round-the-world yachtsmen.

HMAS Melbourne conducts Passage Exercise with People’s Liberation Army-Navy

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Ship’s companies of both Melbourne and Xianning on the upper decks of both ships farewell each other in traditional naval fashion before parting ways at sea. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Ship’s companies of both Melbourne and Xianning on the upper decks of both ships farewell each other in traditional naval fashion before parting ways at sea.

HMAS Melbourne has completed a visit to the Chinese port of Zhanjiang and conducted a combined passage exercise with the PLA-N Ship, Xianning.

Cultural exchanges as Aussies and Japanese cross deck

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), WO Jason McGraw (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle (06) and Japanese Ship JS Sazanami (113) transit the Whitsunday Passage enroute to Sydney. (photo: WO Jason McGraw)

HMAS Newcastle (06) and Japanese Ship JS Sazanami (113) transit the Whitsunday Passage enroute to Sydney.

Royal Australian Navy sailors have tasted life at sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force as personnel from both services temporarily swapped places after Exercise Kakadu.

HMAS Ballarat on her way home after search and rescue mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Rebecca Ainsworth, RAN (right), MH-60R Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Christopher Evill, RAN (left), and Able Seaman Medic Renne Simmons, rehearse assembling a casualty stretcher as HMAS Ballarat answers a call to assist a maritime emergency in the Indian Ocean. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Rebecca Ainsworth, RAN (right), MH-60R Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Christopher Evill, RAN (left), and Able Seaman Medic Renne Simmons, rehearse assembling a casualty stretcher as HMAS Ballarat answers a call to assist a maritime emergency in the Indian Ocean.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat has praised the proficiency of his ship’s company after the frigate was ordered to crash sail to reach two participants in a global sailing event whose yachts had been de-masted in the Indian Ocean south of Perth.