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Australian Navy dives into training with Sri Lankan counterparts

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

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers and their Sri Lankan counterparts pose for a group photograph after a day of Explosive Ordnance Disposal training as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 in Trincomolee, Sri Lanka. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers and their Sri Lankan counterparts pose for a group photograph after a day of Explosive Ordnance Disposal training as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 in Trincomolee, Sri Lanka.

A team of Navy clearance divers embarked in HMAS Success for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 has taken the opportunity to strengthen ties with their Sri Lankan Navy counterparts through a joint training initiative.

Success and Parramatta arrive in Chennai

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Members of HMA Ships Success and Parramatta stand with the children of the ‘Life is a Ball’ foundation during a port visit to Chennai in India as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Members of HMA Ships Success and Parramatta stand with the children of the ‘Life is a Ball’ foundation during a port visit to Chennai in India as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

HMA Ships Success and Parramatta have conducted a port visit to Chennai, India, before their involvement in the bilateral Australian and Indian Navy exercise AUSINDEX.

Navy sees vital capability in ‘flooded’ village

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

The Rapid Response Rescue and Relief Unit demonstrates a landslide rescue simulation during the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Exchange Program during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

The Rapid Response Rescue and Relief Unit demonstrates a landslide rescue simulation during the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Exchange Program during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Australian Defence Force personnel have undertaken humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training with the Sri Lankan Navy in Puttalam, Sri Lanka.

Navy helps Sri Lanka reduce its plastic footprint

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Members of Joint Task Force 661 and the local community with a pile of rubbish collected at Colombo's Mount Lavinia Beach clean up day in Sri Lanka during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Members of Joint Task Force 661 and the local community with a pile of rubbish collected at Colombo's Mount Lavinia Beach clean up day in Sri Lanka during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.

Sri Lankan volunteers along with members of the Sri Lankan Navy and the Australian Defence Force recently took to Mount Lavinia Beach in Colombo to reduce its plastic footprint.

At sea repairs keep Leeuwin sailing

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua McDonald tightens a bolt on the start-air flange after conducting maintenance on a diesel generator onboard HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua McDonald tightens a bolt on the start-air flange after conducting maintenance on a diesel generator onboard HMAS Leeuwin.

Marine Technicians in HMAS Leeuwin have proved their skills by overhauling one of the ship’s diesel generators while at sea crossing the Bay of Bengal.

Men and women of Moreton put their resilience to the test

Published on by LS Hayden Eyles (author and photographer)

The ship’s company of HMAS Moreton gathers on top of Mount Coolum after a hot climb as part of its annual resilience training activity. (photo: )

The ship’s company of HMAS Moreton gathers on top of Mount Coolum after a hot climb as part of its annual resilience training activity.

The ship’s company of HMAS Moreton have put their resilience to the test in a training activity at the Glass House Mountains, just north of Brisbane.

New Leeuwin crew charts the way

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

The Sri Lankan Navy Band welcomes HMAS Leeuwin to Ashraaf Wharf in Trincomalee following the ship’s search for HMAS Vampire (I). (photo: )

The Sri Lankan Navy Band welcomes HMAS Leeuwin to Ashraaf Wharf in Trincomalee following the ship’s search for HMAS Vampire (I).

HMAS Leeuwin has achieved a series of significant milestones since her new crew was assembled several months ago – including their first overseas deployment as a ship’s company.

HMAS Melbourne sets sails for final year of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne departs Fleet Base East Naval Base to take part in a South East Asia deployment.  (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

HMAS Melbourne departs Fleet Base East Naval Base to take part in a South East Asia deployment.

On a clear autumn afternoon, before a backdrop of Sydney Harbour, HMAS Melbourne departed Fleet Base East this week for a voyage through the Pacific and South East Asian waters.

HMAS Brisbane completes Seaworthy Assurance Trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Aaron Tarbotton (author)

HMAS Brisbane’s main gun is fired during her Seaworthy Assurance Trials. (photo: )

HMAS Brisbane’s main gun is fired during her Seaworthy Assurance Trials.

It’s been a busy start to the year for HMAS Brisbane, having not only conducted her first Mariner Skills Evaluation, but also her first ammunitioning, structural firings and recently her Seaworthy Assurance Trials.

New rigs on trial

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Melbourne trial the prototype Maritime Multi-cam Pattern Uniform in a sea-going environment. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Melbourne trial the prototype Maritime Multi-cam Pattern Uniform in a sea-going environment.

A new look multi-cam uniform is being put to the test, for Navy, with trials of the sea-going variant taking place across the Fleet.