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Australian and Canadian ships tested

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer)

Members of HMAS Darwin's boarding party return via sea boat from boarding drills aboard HMCS Vancouver during passage from Brisbane to Auckland for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Members of HMAS Darwin's boarding party return via sea boat from boarding drills aboard HMCS Vancouver during passage from Brisbane to Auckland for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review.

HMAS Darwin used a trans-Tasman voyage to brush up on her boarding drills with friends from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver.

Task group training begins off NSW coast

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOCISSM Anthony O’Riley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta (154) leaves Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Parramatta (154) leaves Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercises has begun in several locations off the New South Wales coast.

Amphibious operations a joint effort

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ Kristin Gardiner (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

A 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment Mercedes Benz Unimog disembarks from a HMAS Canberra Landing Craft at Suva, Fiji. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

A 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment Mercedes Benz Unimog disembarks from a HMAS Canberra Landing Craft at Suva, Fiji.

Staff from Brisbane-based 1st Division/Deployable Joint Force Headquarters joined other Defence representatives for an amphibious force staff exercise in Townsville in October.

Following a mermaid's tale

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Brooke Turner (author and photographer)

A view of the sunset over Brunswick Bay from the boat camp
 (photo: MIDN Brooke Turner)

A view of the sunset over Brunswick Bay from the boat camp

An innovative team from Navy’s Hydrographic Survey Red Crew have charted remote coasts off north Western Australia for the first time in almost 200 years.

HMAS Glenelg saves sea turtles

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jake Leonard (author), ABCIS Declan Burt (photographer)

(From L to R) Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chay Westcott, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Sarah Anderson and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Simone Van Dam work to free a turtle caught in a drifting net (photo: ABCIS Declan Burt)

(From L to R) Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chay Westcott, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Sarah Anderson and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Simone Van Dam work to free a turtle caught in a drifting net

A quiet watch was the expectation for Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate James Cole in patrol boat HMAS Glenelg...

Perth returns from Middle East mission

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Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cameron Duggan and his fiancé Pip Garvey on the wharf after HMAS Perth returned to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after six-months deployed on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cameron Duggan and his fiancé Pip Garvey on the wharf after HMAS Perth returned to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after six-months deployed on Operation MANITOU.

Excited friends and family of the 191 men and women onboard HMAS Perth waved from the wharf as the frigate pulled alongside after six months away from home undertaking patrols of thr Middle East as part of  Operation MANITOU.

Dive exercise builds skills in Sydney

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Australian Navy Clearance Divers and the United States Navy Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit prepare to dive as part of Exercise DUGONG 2016 held in Pittwater, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Australian Navy Clearance Divers and the United States Navy Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit prepare to dive as part of Exercise DUGONG 2016 held in Pittwater, Sydney.

Navy Divers from Australia and the United States are undertaking military training activities in Sydney to improve their skills and inter-operability as part of Exercise DUGONG 16.

Foreign navies descend on Sydney

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Chilean Navy tall ship Buque Escuela Esmeralda is welcomed into Sydney Harbour before berthing at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: Michelle Haywood)

Chilean Navy tall ship Buque Escuela Esmeralda is welcomed into Sydney Harbour before berthing at Garden Island, Sydney.

Six ships from four navies arrived at Garden Island, Sydney in early November, creating a buzz on the harbour.

Yarra visit strengthens Indonesian ties

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HMAS Yarra’s Navigator LEUT Amy Brauns hosts a guided Bridge tour during a three day visit to Makassar in Eastern Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Yarra’s Navigator LEUT Amy Brauns hosts a guided Bridge tour during a three day visit to Makassar in Eastern Indonesia.

The crew of the Huon class minehunter HMAS Yarra has paid a rare port call to the Indonesian trade centre of Makassar.

Sea Sparrow success

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

An Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) is launched from the Vertical Launch System of HMAS Melbourne off the coast of NSW. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

An Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) is launched from the Vertical Launch System of HMAS Melbourne off the coast of NSW.

HMAS Melbourne has launched an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile in a test off the east coast of Australia recently.