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Easter on task for Operation Southern Indian Ocean

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Keeping it fresh: ABML-C Stephen Finnigan brings up a box of fresh vegetables for a midday meal. (photo: )

Keeping it fresh: ABML-C Stephen Finnigan brings up a box of fresh vegetables for a midday meal.

More than a thousand miles away from the nearest coast, men and women on ships deployed to Operation Southern Indian Ocean spent the traditional long-weekend ‘break’ scouring the ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Chief of Navy decision relating to professional conduct in the inadvertent incursion into Indonesian territorial waters

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author)

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After finalising a review focused on the circumstances surrounding the inadvertent incursion into Indonesian territorial waters by Customs and Navy vessels, the Department of Defence has issued this media release.

Seahorse Standard remains on station in search for MH370

Published on by LEUT Suresh Kumar (author), AB Michael McCarthy (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Michael McCarthy scours the surface for any evidence of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (photo: AB Michael McCarthy)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Michael McCarthy scours the surface for any evidence of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Navy personnel embarked on MV Seahorse Standard remain focused on the international search effort for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Maintaining a vigilant watch in search

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Marc Chandler holds lookout onboard HMAS Success whilst deployed in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Marc Chandler holds lookout onboard HMAS Success whilst deployed in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The crew of HMAS Success have not wavered in their efforts in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the vast southern Indian Ocean.

Army on watch in HMAS Perth

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

Australian Army Corporal Peter Stokes looks through binoculars whilst on watch onboard HMAS Perth as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. HMAS Perth is in search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Australian Army Corporal Peter Stokes looks through binoculars whilst on watch onboard HMAS Perth as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. HMAS Perth is in search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN is truly a tri-service undertaking with soldiers from HMAS Perth’s Ship’s Army Detachment assisting the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Australian Navy ship provides emergency assistance to French Fishing Vessel

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, 'Blackout', winches Medic, Leading Seaman Tracey Kearns onto the forecastle of the French vessel, Cap Saint Vincent, in response to a distress signal sent from the boat. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, 'Blackout', winches Medic, Leading Seaman Tracey Kearns onto the forecastle of the French vessel, Cap Saint Vincent, in response to a distress signal sent from the boat.

The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin has provided emergency medical assistance to a heart attack victim from a French fishing vessel in the Middle East Area of Operations.

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.