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Indian Navy crosses oceans to visit Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Indian Navy Ships Satpura and Kamorta, alongside in Fremantle, Western Australia (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Indian Navy Ships Satpura and Kamorta, alongside in Fremantle, Western Australia

Two Indian Navy ships Satpura and Kamorta have been conducting training and security patrols while transiting the Indian Ocean and arrived in Fremantle on 4 June on a goodwill visit.

Successful training venture

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Churcher (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Lieutenant Michael Bonning explains advanced airway access to members of HMAS Success' Ships Company during a training exercise while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Lieutenant Michael Bonning explains advanced airway access to members of HMAS Success' Ships Company during a training exercise while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

Not satisfied with their achievements during their recent Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East, the crew of HMAS Success has spent the return trip refreshing essential skills and cross-training.

Dive team opens door to the past

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Fletcher Wall (author), CPOIS David Connolly (author)

Members of the Clearance Diving Association are shown current diving equipment by members of Australian Clearance Diving Team Four during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Members of the Clearance Diving Association are shown current diving equipment by members of Australian Clearance Diving Team Four during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

On the 23 April, Clearance Diving Team Four held an informative and interactive demonstration for approximately 70 members of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers Association as part of the five day biennial reunion held in Perth, Western Australia.

HMAS Newcastle seizes more than $1 billion in narcotics

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's boarding party prepapre to board and search a dhow on 19 June 2015, which revelaed 581 Kgs of hidden illegal narcotics. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's boarding party prepapre to board and search a dhow on 19 June 2015, which revelaed 581 Kgs of hidden illegal narcotics.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle patrolling with the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East Region has seized another 581kg of illegal narcotics with an estimated street value of approximately $520 million.

HMAS Newcastle and HMNZS Te Kaha seize over $800 million in narcotics

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ships company carry out the destruction of seized narcotics on the flight deck as the ship and crew carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean in support of Operation MANITOU.
 (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ships company carry out the destruction of seized narcotics on the flight deck as the ship and crew carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean in support of Operation MANITOU.

Maritime security operations by Australian and New Zealand frigates operating in the Middle East region during the past six weeks have seized almost a tonne of narcotics worth an estimated street value of $811 million.

HMAS Success returns from Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success sails towards Sydney Harbour as she returns back to her home port of Fleet Base East after being deployed on Operation Manitou. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success sails towards Sydney Harbour as she returns back to her home port of Fleet Base East after being deployed on Operation Manitou.

After six months conducting maritime counter terrorism, counter piracy and maritime support operations in the Middle East, HMAS Success returned home to Garden Island, Sydney today.

Commander Northern Command sleeps rough for Vinnies

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Commodore Brenton Smyth, RAN, Commander Northern Command (left) stands with Mr Cameron Hunter, guest speaker at the 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout at East Point, Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commodore Brenton Smyth, RAN, Commander Northern Command (left) stands with Mr Cameron Hunter, guest speaker at the 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout at East Point, Darwin.

Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth was subjected to a relatively cold, hard night on the streets of Darwin earlier this week, sleeping rough as part of the 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

The life in the Navy for Zu – Keeping HMAS Choules safe

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Zuleika Harper conducts maintenance on the Marine Evacuation System onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Zuleika Harper conducts maintenance on the Marine Evacuation System onboard HMAS Choules.

HMAS Choules has a secret weapon, a quietly achieving Boatswains Mate.

Former Royal Marine helps implement amphibious capability

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Captain Jim  Hutton in the Troop Assembly Area (TAA) during Assault Stations onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Captain Jim Hutton in the Troop Assembly Area (TAA) during Assault Stations onboard HMAS Canberra.

Joining the Royal Navy as a Midshipman at the age of 17 and moving over to the Royal Marines a few years later where he spent the better part of 35 years, Captain Jim Hutton has more than enough experience to help the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) implement its amphibious capability in the new Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide.

Award for Waller crew

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Greg Thomms, Chief of the Boat in HMAS Waller, is presented the inaugural Ric Ellam Perpetual Award by Mrs. Olwen Ellam during a team building sports day at HMAS Stirling. The award recognises an individual's outstanding contribution to Waller during the year. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Chief Petty Officer Greg Thomms, Chief of the Boat in HMAS Waller, is presented the inaugural Ric Ellam Perpetual Award by Mrs. Olwen Ellam during a team building sports day at HMAS Stirling. The award recognises an individual's outstanding contribution to Waller during the year.

The crew of Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Waller have a special relationship with a United Kingdom family that is now enshrined in an annual award for excellence.