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MRH-90 VERTREP: a first for many

Published on by SBLT Samantha Best (author), LSML-SC Lisa Thompson (author), POEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

On 29 September 2013 the Flight Deck Team of HMAS Parramatta conducted a VERTREP with ESPS Cantabria, while participating in Exercise TRITON CENTENARY 13. (photo: POEW Martin Anderson)

On 29 September 2013 the Flight Deck Team of HMAS Parramatta conducted a VERTREP with ESPS Cantabria, while participating in Exercise TRITON CENTENARY 13.

In September, HMAS Parramatta’s Flight Deck Team conducted a Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) with Spanish replenishment ship ESPS Cantabria while participating in Exercise TRITON CENTENARY 13.

Thunder welcomed to Australia by Toowoomba

Published on by SBLT Ben Cleary (author)

The crew of HMAS Toowoomba welcome crew members from NNS Thunder onboard the Australian Warship. (photo: Unknown)

The crew of HMAS Toowoomba welcome crew members from NNS Thunder onboard the Australian Warship.

In September, HMAS Toowoomba hosted members of the ship's company of the Nigerian Navy Ship Thunder, which was visiting the Port of Fremantle enroute to the International Fleet Review (IFR).

ESPS Cantabria makes new friends during Exercise TRITON CENTENARY

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Thornton (author)

HMAS Sydney and Chinese Ship Quingdao guiding the formation from Jervis Bay. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sydney and Chinese Ship Quingdao guiding the formation from Jervis Bay.

When working in a completely different theatre of operations you have to expect the unexpected and this is something the Spanish crew on ESPS Cantabria have learnt during their most recent activities in Australian waters.

Home again: Newcastle returns from SLIPPER

Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Family and friends gather at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome home their loved ones embarked on HMAS Newcastle, following a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Family and friends gather at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome home their loved ones embarked on HMAS Newcastle, following a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.

The crew of the Adelaide class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle has returned home to Sydney today, after a six-month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. Hundreds of loved ones were waiting for them on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island. 

Sirius opens ship in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Brian Delamont assisting his daughter Brooke Delamont to look through the 'big eyes' onboard HMAS Sirius. (photo: LEUT Samantha Dudley)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Brian Delamont assisting his daughter Brooke Delamont to look through the 'big eyes' onboard HMAS Sirius.

HMAS Sirius usually sails with up to 70 personnel onboard but on Monday 7 October, while ships opened their gangways to the public for International Fleet Review in Sydney, Sirius opened hers to family members, Royal Australian Navy Cadets and Defence Force Recruiting candidates for a day on the water in the west.

Aegis tower lifted onto Hobart

Published on by Minister for Defence Senator the Hon. David Johnston (author)

The main radar tower for the first of Australia's three Air Warfare Destroyers, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into position. (photo: Unknown)

The main radar tower for the first of Australia's three Air Warfare Destroyers, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into position.

The main radar tower for the first of Australia’s three Air Warfare Destroyers, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into position.

HMAS Albany assists stricken yacht

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPOMT Duncan Thomas (photographer)

HMAS Albany rendezvous with Police Patrol Vessel Beagle Gulf to hand over the disabled sailing vessel Su Ying for further towing to Darwin. (photo: CPOMT Duncan Thomas)

HMAS Albany rendezvous with Police Patrol Vessel Beagle Gulf to hand over the disabled sailing vessel Su Ying for further towing to Darwin.

Three Australian occupants of a disabled sailing vessel, 105 nautical miles north west of Darwin are back on terra firma this week thanks to assistance by Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Albany.

Australian Hydrographic Service celebrates birthday

Published on by Ms Melinda McMullen (author)

Australian Hydrographic Service nautical cartographers reviewing chart during quality assurance process. (photo: Unknown)

Australian Hydrographic Service nautical cartographers reviewing chart during quality assurance process.

The first of October marks the 93rd anniversary of the Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS). First established in 1920, the AHS is the Commonwealth agency responsible for surveying and charting Australian waters.

Choules training takes to new heights

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author and photographer)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Brett Duncan starts the descent from HMAS Choules superstructure for a working at heights training course. (photo: LEUT Sarah Mills)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Brett Duncan starts the descent from HMAS Choules superstructure for a working at heights training course.

Sailors and Soldiers of HMAS Choules recently had the chance to undertake Height Safety training while deployed in support of Operation LANDSCAPE.

Navy EOD mission ready for Op SLIPPER

Published on by USN and CPOCD Michael Barnes LTJG John Burkhart (author), CMDR Doug Griffiths (photographer)

LEUT Wall and ABCD Wheeldon. (photo: CMDR Doug Griffiths)

LEUT Wall and ABCD Wheeldon.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers from Team Four were recently put through their paces during a complex Mission Readiness Evaluation (MRE), to prepare them for operational deployment.