Topic: Fleet Base West

Blue planet globetrotting for Marine Engineer

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background.

The Anzac Frigate Helicopter Support Team’s Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez is in a prime spot to realise her shipbuilding career aspirations and witness Defence’s future capability evolve at her doorstep.

Support ship returns from Indo-Pacific mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Stock image: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
 (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Stock image: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

True to her motto of ‘To Serve and Provide’, HMAS Sirius sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West after almost four months at sea on 15 December, in time for well-earned Christmas break.

 

Expectations meet capability in support role

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Members of Fleet Base West's Port Services stand ready to fasten lines as Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), HMAS Adelaide, enters Fremantle Harbour for the first time to dock alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Members of Fleet Base West's Port Services stand ready to fasten lines as Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), HMAS Adelaide, enters Fremantle Harbour for the first time to dock alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia.

Acquiring the skills to provide ports services to over half of the Navy's major warships and submarines was a rapid learning experience for one sailor at HMAS Stirling.

 

Crewman's courage commended

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPO Damien Pawlenko (photographer)

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William "Robbie" Robinson, at a ceremony in front of family, friends.

A member of the search and rescue team that worked to save personnel in the wake of the collision between HMA Ships Melbourne and Voyager on 10 February 1964 has been recognised for his heroism posthumously.

From double-degree to ‘Defend the Flag’

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Just months after joining the Navy, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang has graduated from her basic course and is now a vital part of the maritime warfare team in HMAS Ballarat.

Navy medics in rescue mission

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The Zodiac from Rescue Gear Ship, MV Stoker, stands off from racing yacht CV 22 Garmin, whilst the Medical Team assist with the ill crewman during a Medical Evacuation in the Indian Ocean.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

The Zodiac from Rescue Gear Ship, MV Stoker, stands off from racing yacht CV 22 Garmin, whilst the Medical Team assist with the ill crewman during a Medical Evacuation in the Indian Ocean.

The Australian Defence Force has assisted the Australian Maritime Safety Authority with a medical evacuation off the coast of Western Australia. 

Perth volunteer fights fires on multiple fronts

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Unknown (photographer)

Left to Right: Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mitchell Rodway (HMAS Perth), the Honourable Francis Logan MLA (Emergency Services Minister WA) and Lieutenant Commander Adam Cooper (HMAS Perth)] (photo: Unknown)

Left to Right: Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mitchell Rodway (HMAS Perth), the Honourable Francis Logan MLA (Emergency Services Minister WA) and Lieutenant Commander Adam Cooper (HMAS Perth)]

A Navy ship has received a ‘Silver Award’ from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards held at Government House in Perth - acknowledging the important contribution provided to the community.

Divers lend submarine a hand

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West.

Navy teamwork was on show recently as members of Clearance Diving Team Four came to the aid of their submariner colleagues to carry out a vital piece of maintenance on HMAS Farncomb.

Garden Island - where conservation meets capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

The shore line from Beacon Head to Entrance Point on Garden Island, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

The shore line from Beacon Head to Entrance Point on Garden Island, Western Australia.

There is often something charming about an older building, but if one truly feels like it might be from another century, it may be time to consider some improvements. But what happens when heritage value and modern warfare combine?

Navy stress-tests basketball champions

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (author)

The Perth Wildcats Basketball Team in front of the helicopter fire trainer at the School of Ship's Safety and Survivability during the team's visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Perth Wildcats Basketball Team in front of the helicopter fire trainer at the School of Ship's Safety and Survivability during the team's visit to HMAS Stirling.

Like a crew of ‘buccaneers’, the blindfolded Perth Wildcats basketball team ‘walked the plank’ then navigated through hoops of a different kind during teamwork and leadership skills training - Navy’s way.