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Canberra’s Duty Watch teams go the extra miles getting to know their new ship

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Duty Watch Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, discusses the Command and Control aspects of a duty watch exercise with the Engineering Officer of the Day, Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Copeland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Duty Watch Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, discusses the Command and Control aspects of a duty watch exercise with the Engineering Officer of the Day, Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Copeland.

NUSHIP Canberra's Ship's Company walked hundreds of kilometres over the past month, familiarising themselves with the Navy’s newest platform.

*** Includes time-lapse video footage of NUSHIP Canberra docking and un-docking!

Soldiers families enjoy tour of Choules during Exercise Sea Dawn

Published on by MIDN Samuel Fiez (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Midshipman Samuel Fiez guides families of the Embarked Forces from 2RAR around the bridge of HMAS Choules for an Amphibious Ready Element family day while the ship was alongside in Townsville. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Midshipman Samuel Fiez guides families of the Embarked Forces from 2RAR around the bridge of HMAS Choules for an Amphibious Ready Element family day while the ship was alongside in Townsville.

Last weekend while alongside the port of Townsville, the crew of HMAS Choules was honoured to open their ship to the families of the men and women of the Army's Second Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, known as 2RAR.

Australian crew strengthens regional partnerships during Indonesian exercise

Published on by Ardent One (author), LSCIS Ellise Holl (photographer), ABCIS Kristi Burgess (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.  (photo: LSCIS Ellise Holl, ABCIS Kristi Burgess)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.

Ardent One, embarked in HMAS Launceston, participated in the Multilateral Naval Exercise KOMODO from 29 March to 3 April 2014.

Farewell the King

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

One of the six Sea King fuselages on low loader trailers pass the Fleet Air Arm Museum UH-1B Iroquois Navy Helicopter in Nowra on route to Port Kembla for export to the United Kingdom. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

One of the six Sea King fuselages on low loader trailers pass the Fleet Air Arm Museum UH-1B Iroquois Navy Helicopter in Nowra on route to Port Kembla for export to the United Kingdom.

Shoalhaven residents had a last glimpse of 817 Squadron’s fleet of Sea King helicopters as the aircraft made their final journey from HMAS Albatross, on what was a suitably sombre, grey and rainy day.

Chinese Navy Liaison Officer farewelled after successful visit

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

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Success CAPT Allison Norris farewells Commander Lin Wan of the People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) following a successful 12-day placement on board Success as part of Operation Southern Indian Ocean. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Success CAPT Allison Norris farewells Commander Lin Wan of the People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) following a successful 12-day placement on board Success as part of Operation Southern Indian Ocean.

Commander Lin Wan of the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) has been farewelled from HMAS Success following a successful 12-day placement as part of Operation Southern Indian Ocean.

Australian Naval Task Force gives generously in support of new Navy charity “Keeping Watch!”

Published on by LCDR Kenneth Browning (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

With members of Combined Task Force 150 in the background, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Commodore Phillip Spedding DSC, AM, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Joshua Watkin (right) with the cheque for $1100 raised for the Navy Charity 'Keeping Watch.' (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

With members of Combined Task Force 150 in the background, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Commodore Phillip Spedding DSC, AM, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Joshua Watkin (right) with the cheque for $1100 raised for the Navy Charity 'Keeping Watch.'

Twenty-four Royal Australian Navy personnel have stepped up to help Royal Austrailan Navy members in need with a generous donation to the ‘Keeping Watch’ charity.

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

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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.