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Regional welcome for Chinese ship

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Captain Brett Sampson (fourth from left) and Lieutenant Commander Chloe Wootten (far right)from Headquarters Joint Task Force 658 with Senior Captain Dong Yan, Commander of the Chinese Task Force for Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (third from left) and other Chinese officers in front of People's Liberation Army - Navy ship PLA-N Qiandaohu alongside at Albany, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Captain Brett Sampson (fourth from left) and Lieutenant Commander Chloe Wootten (far right)from Headquarters Joint Task Force 658 with Senior Captain Dong Yan, Commander of the Chinese Task Force for Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (third from left) and other Chinese officers in front of People's Liberation Army - Navy ship PLA-N Qiandaohu alongside at Albany, Western Australia.

The town of Albany in Western Australia played host to a unique international visitor on 9 April when the People’s Liberation Army - Navy vessel Qiandaohu visited.

Strengthening relationships in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS SUCCESS Captain Allison Norris, RAN and Lieutenant Zhongmin Fan, RAN talk with the People's Liberation Army - Navy Liaison Officer Commander Lin Wan, from the Luyang II class Guided Missile Destroyer HAIKOU (DDG-171) after he boarded the ship for a liaison visit. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Commanding Officer of HMAS SUCCESS Captain Allison Norris, RAN and Lieutenant Zhongmin Fan, RAN talk with the People's Liberation Army - Navy Liaison Officer Commander Lin Wan, from the Luyang II class Guided Missile Destroyer HAIKOU (DDG-171) after he boarded the ship for a liaison visit.

A highlight of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been the level of international co-operation which has brought together the navies of Australia, China, United Kingdom and Malaysia in a common cause.

HMAS Success continues vigilant search

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Leading Seaman Luke Horsburgh stands watch during his duty as Quartermaster on the bridge of HMAS Success. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Leading Seaman Luke Horsburgh stands watch during his duty as Quartermaster on the bridge of HMAS Success.

The crew of Royal Australian Navy supply ship HMAS Success continue to conduct high tempo operations as the search for wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 nears the end of its fifth week.

HMAS Perth refuels with HMAS Success in southern Indian Ocean search zone

Published on by CMDR Sean Noble (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Perth refuelled by HMAS Success during a replenishment at sea (RAS) as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, HMAS Perth has joined the search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Perth refuelled by HMAS Success during a replenishment at sea (RAS) as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, HMAS Perth has joined the search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth has been given a helping hand by the RAN supply ship HMAS Success during Replenishment at Sea in the southern Indian Ocean.

Preparing for life in an Islamic country

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

Lieutenant Shannon Miller, part of Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East, stands in front of the Naval Headquarters in Bahrain during her deployment. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

Lieutenant Shannon Miller, part of Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East, stands in front of the Naval Headquarters in Bahrain during her deployment.

As part of their preparations for operational deployment to Bahrain, Royal Australian Navy women from Combined Task Force 150 Headquarters visited the Australian Muslim Women’s Association in Auburn, Western Sydney.

Seahorse Standard joins the search for MH370

Published on by Lieutenant Suresh Kumar onboard Seahorse Standard (author)

ABCIS Reece Sturges and SMNCIS Aaron Johnson test communications while LEUT Phillip Garret looks on.  (photo: )

ABCIS Reece Sturges and SMNCIS Aaron Johnson test communications while LEUT Phillip Garret looks on.

The DMS Maritime support vessel Seahorse Standard has joined the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Seahorse Standard sailed for the search area on 1 April, with 16 Royal Australian Navy members onboard to compliment the vessel's regular civilian crew, including a Navy clearance diving contingent. 

Pinger deployed for first search

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The towed pinger locator is deployed from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The towed pinger locator is deployed from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield.

Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield deployed its towed pinger locator for the first time on the morning of 4 April, as part of its ongoing search for missing Flight MH 370.

Many countries - one purpose

Published on by LCDR Edward Ellison (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley chambers from HMAS Toowoomba, receives documents from the People's Liberation Army - Navy, Chinese Ship Haikou, while working together on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, in the search area for the lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
 (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley chambers from HMAS Toowoomba, receives documents from the People's Liberation Army - Navy, Chinese Ship Haikou, while working together on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, in the search area for the lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has brought the navies of Australia and China together in a significant display of international cooperation.

Malaysian frigate joins coalition search for MH370

Published on by LTCOL Michael Harris (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Malaysian warship KD Lekiu departs from Fleet Base West to assist with the search efforts for the missing Malaysia airline flight MH370. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Malaysian warship KD Lekiu departs from Fleet Base West to assist with the search efforts for the missing Malaysia airline flight MH370.

The Malaysian frigate KD Lekiu has departed HMAS Stirling after 72 hours in port to resupply in preparation for search operations in an area 1,700km west of Perth.

Toowoomba’s quick re-supply for urgent deployment to MH370 search

Published on by LCDR Edward Ellison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Stores and equipment is unloaded from HMAS Toowoomba before the ship is replenished in preparation of support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Stores and equipment is unloaded from HMAS Toowoomba before the ship is replenished in preparation of support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

In a demonstration of the Royal Australian Navy’s commitment to the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, personnel at Fleet Base West resupplied and helped HMAS Toowoomba return to sea in under six hours.