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War on barnacles

Published on by Ms Alison Caldwell (author), Unknown (photographer)

Dr Andrew Scardino examines antifouling coatings for improved efficiency of Navy vessels. (photo: Defence Science and Technology)

Dr Andrew Scardino examines antifouling coatings for improved efficiency of Navy vessels.

The term underwater warfare conjures images of submarines launching torpedoes as destroyers drop deadly depth charges. But there’s another intractable and silent battle being waged beneath the waves. While not as potentially lethal for ships and crews, the attacks are relentless and costly – both for the Navy and for Australia’s marine environment.

Indonesian Hydrographers experience Australian Navy first hand

This article has photo gallery Published on by MDN Joshua Sewell (author), ABHSO Peyton Carey (photographer)

LSET David Stinson coaches the Indonesian Navy sea riders on how to conduct a door entry in during fire-fighting scenario. (photo: ABHSO Peyton Carey)

LSET David Stinson coaches the Indonesian Navy sea riders on how to conduct a door entry in during fire-fighting scenario.

On HMAS Leeuwin’s recent departure from Jakarta, the crew were joined by six members of the Indonesian Navy for the ship’s five day passage to Port Klang, Malaysia.

Navy crew helps apprehend drug smugglers

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

File image: Australian Defence Vessel Cape Fourcroy departs HMAS Coonawarra to conduct continuation training as part of Operation RESOLUTE in 2017. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

File image: Australian Defence Vessel Cape Fourcroy departs HMAS Coonawarra to conduct continuation training as part of Operation RESOLUTE in 2017.

The Commanding Officer of the Australian Defence Vessel at the centre of a major drug bust off the New South Wales coast, says his team chased the suspect vessel for up to eight hours before the suspects could be apprehended by police.

ADF Cape Fourcroy assists in cocaine bust

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (author), Australian Border Force (videographer)

ADV Cape Fourcroy's seaboat on approach to a small craft suspected of drug trafficking, off the cost of northern NSW. (photo: Australian Border Force)

ADV Cape Fourcroy's seaboat on approach to a small craft suspected of drug trafficking, off the cost of northern NSW.

A Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) operation in collaboration with Maritime Border Command (MBC) has yesterday resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of approximately 600 kilograms of cocaine.

'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2 to be released soon

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Naval historian and author Mr Ian Pfennigwerth in his study, finalising 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2. (photo: Unknown)

Naval historian and author Mr Ian Pfennigwerth in his study, finalising 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2.

A former Commanding Officer of HMAS Perth (II) is planning to release the second volume of his publication ‘Bravo Zulu’ later this year.

Captain Jim Hutton celebrates another career milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commander Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton OBE, RAN on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide while on transit to Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018.
 (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commander Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton OBE, RAN on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide while on transit to Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

A 40 year career is impressive by any standard but very few have a CV that reads like that of Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, who has just returned from leading one of Australia’s biggest defence activities, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18).

Brave sailor shares story of her struggle

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), University of SA (photographer), PLTOFF Aaron Curran (photographer)

LS Vanessa Broughill is put through her paces at the University of South Australia in preparation for the 2018 Invictus Games. Supporting her efforts are University of South Australia students Joel Dunstan who is studying Exercise Science and Eliza Gray who is studying Clinical Exercise Physiology. (photo: University of SA)

LS Vanessa Broughill is put through her paces at the University of South Australia in preparation for the 2018 Invictus Games. Supporting her efforts are University of South Australia students Joel Dunstan who is studying Exercise Science and Eliza Gray who is studying Clinical Exercise Physiology.

It was during one of the long commutes home from work at Joint Operations Command that Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill figured out she had a problem.

Keeping Watch lends a hand to family in need

Published on by LEUT Naomi Deignan (author), Image courtesy of ABEW Rhiannon Walker (photographer)

Able Seaman Rhiannon Walker with her children, Imogen and Xavier. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Rhiannon Walker with her children, Imogen and Xavier.

A sailor and mother of two says Navy’s Keeping Watch grant program has saved her family from being swamped by medical bills.

ADF acknowledges its indigenous history at Garma Festival

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Tony White (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Australian Defence Force members take part in a dance ceremony where all members are encouraged to join in, at the end of each day during the 20th Anniversary of the Garma Festival. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Australian Defence Force members take part in a dance ceremony where all members are encouraged to join in, at the end of each day during the 20th Anniversary of the Garma Festival.

Navy, Army and Air Force personnel were in attendance at the 20th Garma Festival in Gulkula, north-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory earlier this month.

Cairns sailors tackle tough terrain

Published on by LEUT Danielle Britton (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Cairns riders ready to roll, L-R: WO Jeremy Wade, PO Michael Beacham, AB Matthew Tickner, LS Chris Hemsworth, PO Kristian Weldon, WO Danny Taylor, Mr Jim Ross, AB Kyll Wright, PO Mick Huntly, PO Jamie Pottie. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Cairns riders ready to roll, L-R: WO Jeremy Wade, PO Michael Beacham, AB Matthew Tickner, LS Chris Hemsworth, PO Kristian Weldon, WO Danny Taylor, Mr Jim Ross, AB Kyll Wright, PO Mick Huntly, PO Jamie Pottie.

With the local mountain biking season in full swing, ten energetic sailors from HMAS Cairns saddled up for a day of physical challenges as they represented Navy in the RRR Mountain Bike Challenge.