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Navy initiation of fire, flood and toxic hazards

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Australian Army soldiers Private Shannon Smith (left) and Private Tabbitha Peterken, who are both Royal Australian Corps of Transport cargo specialists employed onboard Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Australian Army soldiers Private Shannon Smith (left) and Private Tabbitha Peterken, who are both Royal Australian Corps of Transport cargo specialists employed onboard Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide.

When Privates Tabbitha Peterken and Shannon Smith joined the Australian Army they never suspected their first posting would be to a Royal Australian Navy fleet unit.

Navy casts its net over illegal fishing in regional waters

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Delegates from the Royal Australian Navy, the New Zealand Defence Force, Tonga and the Cook Islands at the Cenotaph in Alofi, Niue on completion of the ANZAC Day Dawn Service (photo: )

Delegates from the Royal Australian Navy, the New Zealand Defence Force, Tonga and the Cook Islands at the Cenotaph in Alofi, Niue on completion of the ANZAC Day Dawn Service

The Royal Australian Navy has joined the fight against illegal fishing around Niue, securing greater maritime patrols of the Pacific island nation's waters by neighbouring countries. 

Life raft contract delivers improved safety

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Survitec Managing Director Australia, Craig Johnson with Director General Maritime Support Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Commodore Stephanie Moles (photo: Bodie Hanrahan)

Survitec Managing Director Australia, Craig Johnson with Director General Maritime Support Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Commodore Stephanie Moles

With the safety at the forefront of negotiations, the Royal Australian Navy signed a five-year contract recently that ensured the fleet received the best inflatable life rafts with improved servicing requirements.

Final Anzac readies for upgrade

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Stuart is moved onto the turntable as the ship is docked at BAE Systems Shipyard at Henderson WA, in preparation for the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Stuart is moved onto the turntable as the ship is docked at BAE Systems Shipyard at Henderson WA, in preparation for the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade.

HMAS Stuart recently became the last of the Anzac class frigates to enter the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade.

Pearler of a 30th birthday in Success

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(L-R) Former and current Commanding Officers of HMAS Success: Captain Ralph Derbridge (ret); Commander John Connor (ret); Captain Justin Jones, current Commanding Officer;  Captain Ainsley Morthorpe; Commander Simon Brown; Captain Steve O'Brien; Commodore Jim O'Hara (ret); commissioning Commanding Officer, Commodore Jim Longden (ret); and Captain Allison Norris. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Former and current Commanding Officers of HMAS Success: Captain Ralph Derbridge (ret); Commander John Connor (ret); Captain Justin Jones, current Commanding Officer; Captain Ainsley Morthorpe; Commander Simon Brown; Captain Steve O'Brien; Commodore Jim O'Hara (ret); commissioning Commanding Officer, Commodore Jim Longden (ret); and Captain Allison Norris.

HMAS Success celebrated her 'pearl' anniversary of 30 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy on 23 April 2016.

Australia participates in regional counter-terrorism exercise

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HMAS Anzac (foreground) sails in company with Royal Malaysian Navy ships KD Selangor and KD Lekir in the South China Sea during Exercise Bersama Shield 16.  (photo: UK)

HMAS Anzac (foreground) sails in company with Royal Malaysian Navy ships KD Selangor and KD Lekir in the South China Sea during Exercise Bersama Shield 16.

HMA Ships Anzac and Bathurst, along with Australian Special Forces and headquarters staff, are providing Australia’s contribution to a regional maritime security and counter-terrorism exercise in Brunei and Singapore this week.

Adelaide rises to the test in unit readiness

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

(Right to Left) Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Daniel Larkins, Leading Seaman Medic Tim Binyon and Able Seaman Medic Olivia Mortlock attend a casualty onboard HMAS Adelaide during a Humanitarian Aid exercise. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

(Right to Left) Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Daniel Larkins, Leading Seaman Medic Tim Binyon and Able Seaman Medic Olivia Mortlock attend a casualty onboard HMAS Adelaide during a Humanitarian Aid exercise.

HMAS Adelaide’s ability to safely conduct humanitarian aid, disaster relief and non-combatant evacuation operations was tested this month during the ship’s unit readiness workup in Jervis Bay, on the New South Wales south coast.

Navy officer on UN mission

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Lieutenant Tim Stroud is a Naval Police Coxswain officer and is deployed as part of the 12-member contingent for Operation Paladin which contributes to the UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Tim Stroud is a Naval Police Coxswain officer and is deployed as part of the 12-member contingent for Operation Paladin which contributes to the UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel.

Lieutenant Tim Stroud admits overlooking the desert landscape of Lebanon as part of a United Nations mission is not where most people would expect to find a Navy officer.

Navy announces instructor of the year

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Commander Training Force, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN, presents Royal Australian Navy Instructor of the Year to Warrant Officer Anthony Booby of Sea Training Group, HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Commander Training Force, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN, presents Royal Australian Navy Instructor of the Year to Warrant Officer Anthony Booby of Sea Training Group, HMAS Kuttabul.

Fleet Damage Control Assistant, Warrant Officer Anthony Booby, has been named the Royal Australian Navy’s Instructor of the Year for 2015.

Navy mates spend Anzac Day in Kokoda

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Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek and Chief Petty Officer Richard Kamprad pose for a photograph on the Kokoda track. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek and Chief Petty Officer Richard Kamprad pose for a photograph on the Kokoda track.

Two best mates from the Royal Australian Navy have walked the Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea, in homage to those who fought in the area during the Second World War.