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Canberra returns home to Sydney after Operation Fiji Assist

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji.

HMAS Canberra has returned to Fleet Base East, Sydney, to the mark the end of her first operational deployment after a month-long commitment to Operation Fiji Assist.

Sirius navigates historic visit to Norfolk Island

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Jackson-Maher (author)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Tristan Brooker; Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Jessica Gunning and Able Seaman Marine Technician Mitchell Davis share insights into Navy life with students at Norfolk Island Central School (photo: )

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Tristan Brooker; Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Jessica Gunning and Able Seaman Marine Technician Mitchell Davis share insights into Navy life with students at Norfolk Island Central School

The ship's company of HMAS Sirius marked an important event in Australia’s maritime history when the Royal Australian Navy support vessel visited Norfolk Island in late March. 

Fisheries patrols build relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Wollongong, Lieutenant Mark Doggett is greeted by traditional Balinese dancers on the wharf after the ship entered Benoa Harbour. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Executive Officer HMAS Wollongong, Lieutenant Mark Doggett is greeted by traditional Balinese dancers on the wharf after the ship entered Benoa Harbour.

Ships and aircraft from the Australian Defence Force and the Indonesian Armed Forces engaged recently for the fifth Australian-Indonesian Coordinated Patrol of fisheries on the respective sides of the boundary of the two nations’ Exclusive Economic Zones

Australia and Indonesia combine to detect, deter and prosecute illegal fishing

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Wollongong send their boarding party team to investigate a vessel for possible breaches of Australian laws. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Wollongong send their boarding party team to investigate a vessel for possible breaches of Australian laws.

Defence units from Australia and Indonesia recently united to patrol fisheries located between the two nations to ensure that lawful practices were being used in the nation's respective exclusive economic zones.

Australian-led Maritime Counter-Terrorism Task Force home from successful deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ B Maddock (author), MC2 Ryan D. McLearnon (photographer)

Commander CMF, Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, US Navy (centre) witnesses Royal Navy Commodore Robinson (right) assume command of CTF 150 from Royal Australian Navy Commodore Jaimie Hatcher. (photo: MC2 Ryan D. McLearnon)

Commander CMF, Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, US Navy (centre) witnesses Royal Navy Commodore Robinson (right) assume command of CTF 150 from Royal Australian Navy Commodore Jaimie Hatcher.

An Australian-led Maritime Command team has been hailed for their success against the illegal trade of drugs and weapons in the Middle East and northern Indian Ocean as part of the multinational Combined Maritime Forces.

The many hats of a patrol boat Coxswain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon holds officer of the watch responsibilities onboard HMAS Wollongong at sea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon holds officer of the watch responsibilities onboard HMAS Wollongong at sea.

As the Navy Police Coxswain in the Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong, Petty Officer Coxswain Michelle Cannon undertakes a wide range of duties essential to the daily life on board a Navy Ship.

Learning to drive

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Lieutenant Luke Deering takes a bearing of the sunrise using the pelorus onboard HMAS Wollongong. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Luke Deering takes a bearing of the sunrise using the pelorus onboard HMAS Wollongong.

Four trainee Maritime Warfare Officers embarked in HMAS Wollongong are currently consolidating their ability to drive a warship as they undertake one of the sea phases of their training.

808 Squadron return from Operation FIJI ASSIST

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Personnel from 808 Squadron returned to HMAS Albatross after a period attached to HMAS Canberra which was deployment to OP FIJI ASSIST 2016 - the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance relief to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Personnel from 808 Squadron returned to HMAS Albatross after a period attached to HMAS Canberra which was deployment to OP FIJI ASSIST 2016 - the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance relief to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Personnel from 808 Squadron returned to HMAS Albatross recently after a five-week deployment on Operation FIJI ASSIST. The aircrew, engineers and three MRH90 helicopters formed part of the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance relief to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Old and new methods combine for operational effectiveness

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems David Siyver  and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Taylor Burgess on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems David Siyver and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Taylor Burgess on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong.

Australian and Indonesian mariners have fine-tuned their ability to communicate effectively during a recent exercise and cooperative maritime patrols.

Goulburn sailor on Counter Terrorism Operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (author and photographer)

HMAS Darwin sailor, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Emily McNeill, looks for aircraft contacts during exercises off the coast of New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin sailor, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Emily McNeill, looks for aircraft contacts during exercises off the coast of New South Wales.

A Royal Australian Navy sailor from Goulburn, in the southern tablelands of New South Wales, is living her passion while deployed on counter-terrorism patrols with HMAS Darwin.