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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.

“We stand with you” - CN visits Navy’s North Queensland Force

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks with Cairns based officers and sailors during a visit to HMAS Cairns, Qld. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks with Cairns based officers and sailors during a visit to HMAS Cairns, Qld.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan has paid a visit to Townsville and HMAS Cairns, telling members any impact from a current operational surge will be shared across the Royal Australian Navy.

Search ends but progress made in Vampire hunt

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive while deployed off the coast of Sri Lanka during the search for HMAS Vampire (I). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive while deployed off the coast of Sri Lanka during the search for HMAS Vampire (I).

Despite searching 150 square nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka, HMA Ships Leeuwin and Diamantina have been unable to confirm the final resting place of HMAS Vampire (I).

725 in the spotlight as Fleet Air Arm meets the Press

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

725 Squadron hosts journalists from a range of Defence and Aviation publications for a behind the scenes look at the range of programs and facilities provided to 725 trainees at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

725 Squadron hosts journalists from a range of Defence and Aviation publications for a behind the scenes look at the range of programs and facilities provided to 725 trainees at HMAS Albatross.

The Fleet Air Arm’s 725 Squadron recently welcomed a group of specialist defence and aerospace media for a behind-the-scenes look at Navy’s newest and most potent naval combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’.

Indonesian Navy officers visit WA for MAROPS working group

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Deputy Director Maritime Exercises, Commander Iain Hutchins, RAN, welcomes attendees to the Maritime Operations Working Group (MOWG) for 2019 held at Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Royal Australian Navy Deputy Director Maritime Exercises, Commander Iain Hutchins, RAN, welcomes attendees to the Maritime Operations Working Group (MOWG) for 2019 held at Fremantle.

Navy played host to a number of Indonesian Navy members recently when a Maritime Operations Working Group was held in Western Australia.