Topic:

Sailors test their courage to board from above

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (author)

Members of 808 Squadron and members of HMAS Cerberus Boatswain facility Basic Fast Rope Course (CC100113/Session 149) utilise one of the Navy's MRH-90 Taipan aircraft to Fast Rope onto the training field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Members of 808 Squadron and members of HMAS Cerberus Boatswain facility Basic Fast Rope Course (CC100113/Session 149) utilise one of the Navy's MRH-90 Taipan aircraft to Fast Rope onto the training field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s new MRH-90 helicopters recently supported the Basic Fast Rope Course at HMAS Cerberus. The 40 course members who took part in the rigorous assessment had to overcome the challenge of sliding down a rope to disembark a helicopter in hover.

Collins Class Submarine trains in transit

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Stuart is observed through periscope on board the RAN Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean during a routine transit and training exercise off Christmas Island.  (photo: UNKNOWN)

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Stuart is observed through periscope on board the RAN Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean during a routine transit and training exercise off Christmas Island.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean has taken advantage of a mid-ocean encounter, by getting in some last minute practice at anti-submarine warfare on the way to Singapore.

HMAS Wollongong delivers injured merchant mariners ashore for treatment

Published on by MAJ Cameron Jamieson (author), Ms Gemma Haines (photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel from HMAS Wollongong assist Northern Territory paramedics to move one of the injured Australian civilian sailors transferred to Darwin by HMAS Wollongong into the waiting ambulance.  (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Australian Defence Force personnel from HMAS Wollongong assist Northern Territory paramedics to move one of the injured Australian civilian sailors transferred to Darwin by HMAS Wollongong into the waiting ambulance.

Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has made a mercy dash to embark two injured Australians who were rescued by an Indonesian merchant vessel in the Arafura Sea.

Operational tanker visits Sydney

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Replenishment Ship, HMAS Sirius, sails through Sydney Harbour on the way to Captain Cook dry dock at Fleet Base East in Sydney for maintenance. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Replenishment Ship, HMAS Sirius, sails through Sydney Harbour on the way to Captain Cook dry dock at Fleet Base East in Sydney for maintenance.

The Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Base West based operational tanker, HMAS Sirius, entered Sydney Harbour this week as part of a visit to Garden Island on the east coast.
 

Making history - RAAF officer training to become an Officer of the Day onboard Navy ship

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Assistant Officer of the Day, Flight Lieutenant Tim Clark, pipes a report over the main broadcast system during a damage control exercise aboard NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Assistant Officer of the Day, Flight Lieutenant Tim Clark, pipes a report over the main broadcast system during a damage control exercise aboard NUSHIP Canberra.

A Royal Australian Air Force officer is training to be first ever ‘Officer of the Day’ on a Navy ship – and not just any ship, but Navy’s newest and largest platform.

Romeos packing a new punch

Published on by NUSQN 725 (author), LS Eammon O'Brien (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LS Eammon O'Brien)

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter has had another system added to its arsenal, with the commencement of dipping operations off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.

Navy Headquarters South Queensland celebrates 20 years

Published on by LCDR Mark Tandy (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Tony Mayes (left) and Ms Liz Grimes (right) cutting the cake with Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Queensland, Commander Peter Tedman. (photo: LCDR Mark Tandy)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Tony Mayes (left) and Ms Liz Grimes (right) cutting the cake with Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Queensland, Commander Peter Tedman.

Recently, the staff at Navy Headquarters South Queensland celebrated the 20th year of representing Navy locally and providing administrative support to all Permanent and Reserve personnel posted to South East Queensland.

HMAS Huon presented top Fleet award by the Governor-General

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Commanding Officer of HMAS Huon, Lieutenant Commander Jace Hutchison RAN, stand in front of the parade with the Gloucester Cup. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Commanding Officer of HMAS Huon, Lieutenant Commander Jace Hutchison RAN, stand in front of the parade with the Gloucester Cup.

HMAS Huon was this week presented with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious award for outstanding performance by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

HMAS Stuart sailors commemorate the loss of HMAS Vampire (I)

Published on by PO Zamri Burns (author), ABEW Sonny Daye (photographer)

Members of HMAS Stuart’s Ships Company at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Vampire (I).              (photo: ABEW Sonny Daye)

Members of HMAS Stuart’s Ships Company at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Vampire (I).

A group of Officers and Sailors from HMAS Stuart were privileged to take part in a special commemoration service for HMAS Vampire (I) at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne during a recent ship visit.

HMAS Darwin has eyes in the sky

Published on by LCDR Tracey Bellerby (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's Aviation department with the embarked Helicopter, 'Blackout', an S-70B Seahawk deploying flares in the background.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's Aviation department with the embarked Helicopter, 'Blackout', an S-70B Seahawk deploying flares in the background.

The men and women of HMAS Darwin are currently working hard conducting operations as part of Australia's contribution to maritime security, counter-terrorism and counter-piracy operations in the Middle East Area of Operations.