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NUSHIP Canberra's Command Team to benefit from training in model replica LHD

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), Port Ash Australia (photographer)

Replica LHD NUSHIP Assault being 'launched' by Port Ash Australia personnel for final preparations ahead of NUSHIP Canberra's Command team training next week. (photo: Port Ash Australia)

Replica LHD NUSHIP Assault being 'launched' by Port Ash Australia personnel for final preparations ahead of NUSHIP Canberra's Command team training next week.

The model replica Landing Helicopter Dock ship, NUSHIP Assault, has been launched in Port Ash (near Newcastle) this week - ready to be used by NUSHIP Canberra's Command Team during a professional ship handling course next week.

Ballarat receives top up from Sirius on transit north

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), ABEW Andrew Hardrin (photographer)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius. (photo: ABEW Andrew Hardrin)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius.

“Distance two cables, bearing seven degrees,” reported HMAS Ballarat’s Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Tom Geraghty to his Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Doornbos.

Confidence for HS BLUE Crew

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author)

Lieutenant (LEUT) Reece Osborne pilots HMAS Leeuwin under the watchful eye of Navigation Officer, LEUT Scott Benstead (binoculars) and Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Neil Cheverton. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant (LEUT) Reece Osborne pilots HMAS Leeuwin under the watchful eye of Navigation Officer, LEUT Scott Benstead (binoculars) and Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Neil Cheverton.

Officers from the first Bridge Sim graduating class have found success on Hydrographic Ships since arriving at their first ship posting with Bridge Warfare Certificate in hand.

Perth ends TALISMAN SABRE with a bang

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth provides Naval Gunfire Support with her 5-inch gun during the closing stages of exercise TALISMAN SABRE. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth provides Naval Gunfire Support with her 5-inch gun during the closing stages of exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

The upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth ended Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 with a bang - lots of bangs actually - as she participated in a joint live fire exercise at Townsend Island, off Queensland.

Bridge Simulator boosts BWC certifications

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Daniel Camparini in training for his Bridge Warfare Certificate Phase IV in Bridge Alpha, Full Mission Simulator at HMAS Watson in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Sub Lieutenant Daniel Camparini in training for his Bridge Warfare Certificate Phase IV in Bridge Alpha, Full Mission Simulator at HMAS Watson in Sydney.

Last year Navy took the bold step of embracing simulation in an area that many thought was ‘a sacred cow’. The decision to award the Bridge Warfare Certificate (BWC) using simulation ashore represented an enormous shift in the way that Navy trained Junior Warfare Application Course officers.

Ballarat slips quietly away for South East Asian deployment

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat leaves stern first from Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a three month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Ballarat leaves stern first from Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a three month deployment to South East Asia.

Without fanfare, HMAS Ballarat departed Fleet Base East early on 5 August 2013 to conduct some additional warfare training before commencing a three month South East Asian and Operation RESOLUTE deployment, following almost a month of intense Unit Readiness Workups.

HMAS Darwin resurgent again

Published on by LEUT Andrew Serchen (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

HMAS Darwin sails past Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, at Watsons Bay, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin sails past Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, at Watsons Bay, Sydney.

HMAS Darwin is ‘Resurgent’ again, having recently completed a major maintenance docking, which involved more than 140,000 hours of contracted work. Emerging from the dry dock in mid-May, her crew began the tireless work required to transform the industrial worksite back into an operational warship.
 

The training never stops in HMAS Perth

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

HMAS Perth's Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party conduct training in the recovery of casualties from lower decks by using a fire hose as a lifting strop. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Perth's Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party conduct training in the recovery of casualties from lower decks by using a fire hose as a lifting strop.

They have already passed a rigorous evaluation and proved themselves in an international exercise but the training never ends for the ship’s company of the Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth.

Seahawk Samaritans

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Lieutenant Ben Lancaster, RAN and Leading Seaman Aircrew James Inglish in front of a Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk at HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Lieutenant Ben Lancaster, RAN and Leading Seaman Aircrew James Inglish in front of a Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk at HMAS Albatross, NSW.

A helicopter crew from 816 Squadron were able to play 'Good Samaritan' by providing in-flight assistance to a light aircraft that had reported an unsafe gear indication over Merimbula, on the NSW South Coast.

Peering behind the green curtain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

LS Combat Systems Operator Dominic Buzzell, from Sea Training Group's Fleet Air Safety Cell, observes a simulated attack against HMAS Ballarat from inside the Operations Room during the Ship's Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

LS Combat Systems Operator Dominic Buzzell, from Sea Training Group's Fleet Air Safety Cell, observes a simulated attack against HMAS Ballarat from inside the Operations Room during the Ship's Unit Readiness Evaluation.

Tough love, long hours and relentless travel may be what characterises a posting to the Sea Training Group, but so too does passion, patience, adaptability and subject matter expertise, as was observed during HMAS Ballarat’s Unit Readiness Evaluation, from 29 to 30 July.