Section: Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Newcastle navigates world's busiest waters

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HMAS Newcastle transits the Strait of Malacca during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Newcastle transits the Strait of Malacca during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

HMAS Newcastle, in company with the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 flagship HMAS Canberra (III), has made her final transit through the busiest and most complex waters in the world: the Malacca and Singapore Straits.

Success visits Malaysia

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Personnel from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy gather after a friendly competition of futsal and volleyball during HMAS Success’ port visit to Klang in Malaysia as a part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Personnel from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy gather after a friendly competition of futsal and volleyball during HMAS Success’ port visit to Klang in Malaysia as a part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The ‘First Lady’ of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet conducted a successful visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to extend the hand of friendship and strengthen ties with Malaysia.

Great success for Marine Technicians

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Eight members of the Marine Engineering Department are joined by senior engineers and the Commanding Officer, Captain Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, (second from left) on board HMAS Success after receiving their Marine Technician Operator Qualifications during the ship’s final deployment on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Eight members of the Marine Engineering Department are joined by senior engineers and the Commanding Officer, Captain Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, (second from left) on board HMAS Success after receiving their Marine Technician Operator Qualifications during the ship’s final deployment on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

While HMAS Success may be approaching the end of her working life, eight members of her crew have taken advantage of her final voyage to become qualified marine technician operators.

ADF supports delivery of surf life saving training in Thailand

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Members from the Phuket Lifeguard Club and Joint Task Force 661 with two Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo vessels (LARC) at the Patong Beach surf lifesaving day during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Members from the Phuket Lifeguard Club and Joint Task Force 661 with two Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo vessels (LARC) at the Patong Beach surf lifesaving day during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Australian and US forces have delivered potentially life-saving training during a visit to Patong Beach, Thailand.

Building a better future in Thailand

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Shoveling sand to build a playground, from left, Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Daniel Zimmerman; Tommy Settawut Amnok Manee; and Australian Army Corporal Stephanie Thorpe at the Cornerstone Learning Centre, Phuket, Thailand during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Shoveling sand to build a playground, from left, Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Daniel Zimmerman; Tommy Settawut Amnok Manee; and Australian Army Corporal Stephanie Thorpe at the Cornerstone Learning Centre, Phuket, Thailand during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR.

Australian Defence Force personnel have contributed to a significant school project during a visit to Phuket, Thailand.

Training and entertaining in the South West Pacific

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HMAS Gascoyne sails through Te Namo Lagoon into Funafuti, Tuvalu. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

HMAS Gascoyne sails through Te Namo Lagoon into Funafuti, Tuvalu.

The ship’s company of HMAS Gascoyne conducted practical training, hosted royalty and gave a coat paint where needed on a deployment to Tonga and Tuvalu.

Building communities together

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Australian Army officer Lieutenant Nicole Hribar is welcomed by a local schoolboy on the Koh Siray beach prior to a community assistance clean up activity during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Australian Army officer Lieutenant Nicole Hribar is welcomed by a local schoolboy on the Koh Siray beach prior to a community assistance clean up activity during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

A drought-stricken region in Thailand has benefited from a visit by Australian Defence Force members deployed on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Success delivers the goods

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Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Tylor Bootle (left) and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operation Yasmin Dench (right) attach cargo to an MRH-90 maritime support helicopter from the flight deck of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Tylor Bootle (left) and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operation Yasmin Dench (right) attach cargo to an MRH-90 maritime support helicopter from the flight deck of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

After a successful port visit to Visakhapatnam, India, it was straight back to work for the crew of HMAS Success.

Army physio helping Navy people stand tall on IPE

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Australian Army Physiotherapist Lieutenant Nicola Hribar conducts a consultation with Royal New Zealand Navy sailor Able Seaman Medic Rachel Walton in the medical facility on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Australian Army Physiotherapist Lieutenant Nicola Hribar conducts a consultation with Royal New Zealand Navy sailor Able Seaman Medic Rachel Walton in the medical facility on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Six weeks in to INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19), Australian Army physiotherapist Lieutenant Nicola Hribar has treated just under ten per cent of the 1200-member task group.

Best of Navy innovation

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally conducts a sediment and water test on the ship's marine diesel fuel during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally conducts a sediment and water test on the ship's marine diesel fuel during AUSINDEX 2019.

Soon to be decommissioned, HMAS Newcastle is home to one of the Royal Australian Navy’s innovation hubs that is currently deployed on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19).