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Simulation exercise success

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Track Supervisor, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicole Taylor, keeps her team on task during Exercise Triton Simulation 2014 at HMAS Watson. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Track Supervisor, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicole Taylor, keeps her team on task during Exercise Triton Simulation 2014 at HMAS Watson.

HMA Ships Sydney, Perth and Melbourne successfully completed the first Exercise TRITON SIMULATION 2014 between 13-17 October.

JDS Kirisame arrives in Fleet Base West

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Japanese Defence Ship Kirisame alongside at Fleet Base West ahead of her participation in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Japanese Defence Ship Kirisame alongside at Fleet Base West ahead of her participation in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Japanese Defense Ship Kirisame arrived at Fleet Base West on 24 October ahead of her participation in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Newcastle manoeuvres training outcome

Published on by LEUT Clinton Walters (author), SBLT Gideon Watkin (author), ABEW Spencer (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle on the bridge wing during Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with HMAS Rankin in the West Australian Exercise Area.  (photo: ABEW Spencer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle on the bridge wing during Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with HMAS Rankin in the West Australian Exercise Area.

While supporting HMAS Rankin’s unit readiness evaluation in the West Australian Exercise Area recently, HMAS Newcastle had the unique opportunity to consolidate anti-submarine warfare skills completed during their unit readiness workup in September. 

Rescue agencies foster friendship

Published on by LEUT Aaron Cochrane (author), LSCIS Wesley Botten (photographer)

HMAS Launceston hosted members from the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) Australia and Surf Life Saving Northern Territory (SLSNT), while alongside at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. 

From left: Mr Cameron Heathwood (RCC); Mr Dion Curtis, RANR (RCC), Mr Tony Snelling (CEO SLSNT); Mr Chris Duryea (RCC); Commanding Officer Attack Two, Lieutenant Commander Steven Noakes; Mr Sam Edwards (SLSNT); Lieutenant Aaron Cochrane. (photo: LSCIS Wesley Botten)

HMAS Launceston hosted members from the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) Australia and Surf Life Saving Northern Territory (SLSNT), while alongside at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. From left: Mr Cameron Heathwood (RCC); Mr Dion Curtis, RANR (RCC), Mr Tony Snelling (CEO SLSNT); Mr Chris Duryea (RCC); Commanding Officer Attack Two, Lieutenant Commander Steven Noakes; Mr Sam Edwards (SLSNT); Lieutenant Aaron Cochrane.

Navy is regularly called upon to support search and rescue activities across Australia, and it is vital that all organisations involved understand each other's capabilities.

Arunta and Parramatta visit Melbourne

Published on by LEUT Alan Clarke (author), LEUT Edwin Goh (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Members of the HMAS Arunta Association stand with crew members of HMAS Arunta in front of HMA Ships Arunta and Parramatta, Station Pier, Melbourne, Victoria. From left: Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Liam Bromley, Executive Officer HMAS Arunta, Lieutenant Commander Richard Petrie, Mr Wal Bennett, Mr Colin Folan and Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Arunta, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Members of the HMAS Arunta Association stand with crew members of HMAS Arunta in front of HMA Ships Arunta and Parramatta, Station Pier, Melbourne, Victoria. From left: Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Liam Bromley, Executive Officer HMAS Arunta, Lieutenant Commander Richard Petrie, Mr Wal Bennett, Mr Colin Folan and Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Arunta, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley.

HMA Ships Arunta and Parramatta visited Melbourne 17-20 October, coinciding with the centenary of the departure of convoys for the First World War from Port Phillip Bay.

HMAS Darwin receives 2014 Navy Safety Award for safe narcotics disposal system

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LCDR Chris Davidson (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN (centre), presents a Navy Safety Award to HMAS Darwin, received by Executive Officer HMAS Darwin Lieutenant Commander James Lawless (left) and Chief Petty Officer Anthony Walsh at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN (centre), presents a Navy Safety Award to HMAS Darwin, received by Executive Officer HMAS Darwin Lieutenant Commander James Lawless (left) and Chief Petty Officer Anthony Walsh at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett recently presented the 2014 Navy Safety Awards to 11 individuals and ships at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre in Sydney. One of the top awards went to HMAS Darwin which found a way to safely dispose of the large quantities of seized illegal narcotics.

Clearance Diver capability on show

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver (ABCD) Eden Bradshaw (left) and ABCD Rick Coote from Clearance Diving Team One take up defensive positions on the beach at HMAS Waterhen during a demonstration for the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver (ABCD) Eden Bradshaw (left) and ABCD Rick Coote from Clearance Diving Team One take up defensive positions on the beach at HMAS Waterhen during a demonstration for the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal.

Clearance Divers demonstrated the discipline and precision required to serve in the Royal Australian Navy on 14 October in a display on Sydney Harbour for the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal (DFRT).

Tanker pumping with new life

Published on by LEUT Mark Taylor (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer)

HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius conduct a Replenishment At Sea in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area. 
 (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius conduct a Replenishment At Sea in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area.

HMAS Sirius is back out at sea doing what she does best, refuelling ships for the first time since February. After an extended period of maintenance, Sirius recently left Sydney bound for the East Australian Exercise Area (EAXA) with more than 12 million litres of fuel and sporting a fresh coat of paint.

HMAS Choules ready to 'Render Safe'

Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

A sailor keeps watch from HMAS Choules bridge at sunset in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

A sailor keeps watch from HMAS Choules bridge at sunset in Jervis Bay.

HMAS Choules has just completed major preparations in Jervis Bay south of Sydney to prepare the ship for deployment to Bougainville for Operation RENDER SAFE 2014.

Tempest fails to stop Romeo's entrance in Australia

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

The first MH-60R Romeo Seahawk being brought out of the back of a RAAF C-17 cargo aircraft. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

The first MH-60R Romeo Seahawk being brought out of the back of a RAAF C-17 cargo aircraft.

Torrential rain and gale force winds failed to stop the delivery of the Royal Australian Navy's first MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo' naval combat helicopter to HMAS Albatross, Nowra on 14 October.