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PNG Independence Day celebrations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Mermaid, LCDR Sara Lambden with local children at Esa'Ala Station in Dawson Strait for Papua New Guinea Independence celebrations. (photo: LEUT Sarah Mills)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Mermaid, LCDR Sara Lambden with local children at Esa'Ala Station in Dawson Strait for Papua New Guinea Independence celebrations.

HMA Ships Choules, Paluma and Mermaid anchored in locations around Papua New Guinea recently for PNG Independence Day Celebrations in the local regions.

Navy Divers prove deployable recovery and salvage capability

Published on by CPOCD Michael Barnes (author)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Andrew Allen wears an underwater battle damage repair dive suit during a unit readiness evaluation in Cairns. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Andrew Allen wears an underwater battle damage repair dive suit during a unit readiness evaluation in Cairns.

The Royal Australian Navy's Clearance Divers have proven their underwater battle damage repair capabilities during a Unit Readiness Evaluation in Cairns.

NUSHIP meets a new ship

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

HMS Daring alongside NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown Dockyard, Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

HMS Daring alongside NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown Dockyard, Victoria.

The Royal Navy ship HMS Daring has pulled alongside NUSHIP Canberra in Melbourne, providing the city with an impressive backdrop of the worlds most modern warships.

Ambassador Beazley visits NUSQN 725 in Jacksonville

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), Mr Clark Pierce (photographer)

The Australian Ambassador to the United States, the Honourable Kim Beazley, AC, talks to NUSQN 725 personnel in Jacksonville, Florida.  (photo: Mr Clark Pierce )

The Australian Ambassador to the United States, the Honourable Kim Beazley, AC, talks to NUSQN 725 personnel in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Australian Ambassador to the United States of America, the Honourable Kim Beazley, AC, has visited NUSQN 725 in Jacksonville Florida this week. 

Australia and Indonesia combine forces to tackle illegal fishing

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Patrol Boat Crew ARDENT Three's boarding team conducts a fisheries boarding on a vessel of interest in Northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Patrol Boat Crew ARDENT Three's boarding team conducts a fisheries boarding on a vessel of interest in Northern Australian waters.

Illegal fishing has been the focus of the combined Australian Defence Force and Indonesian armed forces operation AUSINDO CORPAT, conducted in the waters that separate the two countries.

'Professionalism and skill' displayed by Navy crew to save stricken sailors at Christmas Island, says ATSB report

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

A merchant sailor jumps from the sinking merchant ship Tycoon while a Royal Australian Navy RHIB crew manoeuvres to retrieve him from the water. Image republished with permission of Australian Federal Police. (photo: Australian Federal Police)

A merchant sailor jumps from the sinking merchant ship Tycoon while a Royal Australian Navy RHIB crew manoeuvres to retrieve him from the water. Image republished with permission of Australian Federal Police.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report has found that two Navy crews displayed ‘professionalism and skill’ while saving merchant sailors from the sea at Christmas Island in 2012.

HMAS Waller conducts service over last known position of AE1

Published on by LEUT Jack Abbott (author)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Waller, Commander Michael Jacobson, prepares to release a wreath over the last known position of the submarine AE1. (photo: Unknown)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Waller, Commander Michael Jacobson, prepares to release a wreath over the last known position of the submarine AE1.

At the end of August, HMAS Waller conducted a ceremony in St Georges Channel, Papua New Guinea, to honour and remember the crew of AE1; the Royal Australian Navy's first submarine.

HMAS Melbourne makes amend of her magnetic ways

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), CPO Sky McPhee (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne undergoes deperming at the Magnetic Treatment Facility at Fleet Base West, Garden Island, Western Australia. (photo: CPO Sky McPhee)

HMAS Melbourne undergoes deperming at the Magnetic Treatment Facility at Fleet Base West, Garden Island, Western Australia.

The next Royal Australian Navy ship to see service in the Middle East Area of Operations has undergone an important treatment in Western Australia before sailing for foreign seas.

Traditions outweigh technology onboard HMAS Wollongong

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Ardent Three crew members embarked on HMAS Wollongong choose to play the traditional game of 'Uckers' over the electronic entertainment on offer. (Clockwise from left): LSCIS Tim Howard, ABMT Ronnie Turner, ABCIS Stephanie Shipman, and LSMT James Harvey. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Ardent Three crew members embarked on HMAS Wollongong choose to play the traditional game of 'Uckers' over the electronic entertainment on offer. (Clockwise from left): LSCIS Tim Howard, ABMT Ronnie Turner, ABCIS Stephanie Shipman, and LSMT James Harvey.

Despite the high tech equipment installed in the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of Armidale Class Patrol Boats (ACPB), the daily event that draws a crowd in the Junior Sailors Mess of HMAS Wollongong (with crew ARDENT THREE embarked) isn’t technology, but a good old fashioned ‘uckers’ board.

HMAS Ballarat commemorates HMAS Perth (I) in the Sunda Strait

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah Eddes (author), LSEW Belinda Harding (photographer)

The HMAS Perth (I) memorial service onboard HMAS Ballarat (II) was administered by Ballarat’s chaplain, Chaplain Rendall Walker. (photo: LSEW Belinda Harding)

The HMAS Perth (I) memorial service onboard HMAS Ballarat (II) was administered by Ballarat’s chaplain, Chaplain Rendall Walker.

HMAS Ballarat held a moving memorial service to commemorate the crew of HMAS Perth (I) while passing through the Sunda Strait yesterday.