Section: Fleet

HMAS Ballarat supports search and rescue for injured Golden Globe race sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat steams toward Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean as part of efforts to rescue injured Indian solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Ballarat steams toward Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean as part of efforts to rescue injured Indian solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy.

HMAS Ballarat will reach Amsterdam Island tomorrow, ready to provide medical assistance to Indian Solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy, injured in rough seas approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.

AE1 remembered 104 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors from Australia's Federation Guard salute during a commemorative service for those who served in HMAS AE1 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Royal Australian Navy sailors from Australia's Federation Guard salute during a commemorative service for those who served in HMAS AE1 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

A small but moving service held at the Australian War Memorial on 14 September commemorated the 104th anniversary of the loss of the 35 officers and sailors from Australia’s first submarine, HMAS AE1.

ADF assists in recovery of injured solo yachtsman

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat ship's company prepare to cast off lines ahead of departure from  Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Ballarat ship's company prepare to cast off lines ahead of departure from Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is assisting in the search and rescue effort for an injured solo yachtsman, approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.

Executives stretched at HMAS Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Staff and participants of Exercise Executive Stretch 2018 at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Staff and participants of Exercise Executive Stretch 2018 at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Employers of Defence Reservists have enjoyed a first-hand experience at HMAS Cerberus learning about their Defence staff’s many and varied skills. 

Time for something different - Submarine crew conducts adventure training

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author)

Always time for a group photo - members of HMAS Farncomb during their adventure training activities. (photo: )

Always time for a group photo - members of HMAS Farncomb during their adventure training activities.

The crew from HMAS Farncomb recently moved away from their normally demanding careers to experience a different set of challenges.

HMAS Waterhen building capability for Navy and its partners

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), CMDR Nick Watson (photographer)

A variety of Navy, Australian Defence Vessel and Department of Maritime Services craft alongside HMAS Waterhen, just before HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon departed for their north-east Asia deployment. Vessels include a Cape Class Patrol Boat, Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel Sycamore, LHD Landing Craft, DMS Seahorse Mercator and Minehunter Coastals. (photo: CMDR Nick Watson)

A variety of Navy, Australian Defence Vessel and Department of Maritime Services craft alongside HMAS Waterhen, just before HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon departed for their north-east Asia deployment. Vessels include a Cape Class Patrol Boat, Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel Sycamore, LHD Landing Craft, DMS Seahorse Mercator and Minehunter Coastals.

Three decades ago there was debate about whether or not the small establishment of HMAS Waterhen was surplus to Defence requirements.

Aviation graduates take off on promising careers

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, inspects the graduating officers and sailors of the Joint Helicopter School No.1 Pilot, Aviation Warfare Officer and Aircrewman Courses at 723 Squadron HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, inspects the graduating officers and sailors of the Joint Helicopter School No.1 Pilot, Aviation Warfare Officer and Aircrewman Courses at 723 Squadron HMAS Albatross, NSW.

The first intake of Army and Navy Pilots, Aviation Warfare Officers and Aircrew has graduated from 723 Squadron/Joint Helicopter School.

HMAS Albatross and 816SQN celebrate 70 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Albatross celebrates 70 years with a cake cut by (L-R) Lieutenant Commander Bob Kyle; Seaman Aviation Support Kimberley Carter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN; and Fleet Air Arm Museum curator Terry Hetherington. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Albatross celebrates 70 years with a cake cut by (L-R) Lieutenant Commander Bob Kyle; Seaman Aviation Support Kimberley Carter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN; and Fleet Air Arm Museum curator Terry Hetherington.

HMAS Albatross, home to Royal Australian Navy aviation, has celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment’s commissioning.

Innovation pays off for Fleet Air Arm

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Able Seaman Mitchell Sama utilises the Positive Air Breathing Apparatus while conducting maintenance on an MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter at 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Able Seaman Mitchell Sama utilises the Positive Air Breathing Apparatus while conducting maintenance on an MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter at 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

For Leading Seaman Brad Watson and Able Seaman Ben Price, recent advice that ‘portable breathing apparatus rigs are now cleared for release and ready for collection’, represented the realisation of a concept they developed to improve the way Navy does business when using harmful chemicals.

Navy know-how drives land drone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (author)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Allan Winning, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Kemp and Defence Civilian Bruce Fox testing the Critical Incident Response Vehicle at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Allan Winning, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Kemp and Defence Civilian Bruce Fox testing the Critical Incident Response Vehicle at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A resourceful team at HMAS Cerberus has put their ingenuity to the test in making a remotely operated, land-based drone for use in emergencies on-base.