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Joint Review of Positioning of Vessels Engaged in Operation Sovereign Borders is completed

Published on by Australian Customs and Border Protection Service Media Release (author)

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The Joint Review between the Australian Defence Force and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service in relation to Australian vessels which entered Indonesian waters has been completed and is now available online.
 

HMAS Darwin visits India

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Sarah Williams (author and photographer)

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Chad Mapp, RAN waves to INS Sunayna as she passes by during the end of officer of the watch manoeuvres. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Chad Mapp, RAN waves to INS Sunayna as she passes by during the end of officer of the watch manoeuvres.

While en route to the Middle East Area of Operations for Operation SLIPPER, HMAS Darwin recently conducted a port visit to Kochi, India which culminated in a successful bilateral exercise.

Navy Mine Hunters arrive in Auckland for international exercise

Published on by LEUT Alasdair Magill (author)

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon berthed at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland. (photo: Unknown)

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon berthed at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland.

On Sunday last week two of Navy's Mine Hunter - Coastal Ships, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon, set off to transit across the Tasman Sea to Auckland, New Zealand to participate in the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014.

HMAS Paluma on top of Australia

Published on by MIDN Gordon Hutcheon (author and photographer)

HMAS Paluma at anchor off York Island, Cape York, Queensland. (photo: MIDN Gordon Hutcheon)

HMAS Paluma at anchor off York Island, Cape York, Queensland.

Yesterday the Ship’s Company of HMAS Paluma took the opportunity to pause for some well earned rest and relaxation at one of Australia’s most iconic tourist destinations, the northernmost point of mainland Australia, Cape York.

New officers swap university for uniform

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Tracey Elliott and Lieutenant Ashley Cox discuss the benefits available under the Undergraduate Entry Scheme to the 2014 Undergraduate Entry Officers’ Course at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Lieutenant Commander Tracey Elliott and Lieutenant Ashley Cox discuss the benefits available under the Undergraduate Entry Scheme to the 2014 Undergraduate Entry Officers’ Course at HMAS Creswell.

Twenty five of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest officers ‘dipped their toes in the water’ at HMAS Creswell recently on the week-long Undergraduate Officers’ Entry Course.

HMAS Sirius maintains presence in the North West Shelf

Published on by MIDN Mitchell Riley-Meijer (author), LCDR Peter Russell (photographer)

Lieutenant Brendan Witt watches over the floating storage/production vessel, Stybarrow Venture, during HMAS Sirius's patrol in the North West Shelf off Western Australia. (photo: LCDR Peter Russell)

Lieutenant Brendan Witt watches over the floating storage/production vessel, Stybarrow Venture, during HMAS Sirius's patrol in the North West Shelf off Western Australia.

Complementing the Government’s border protection operations, HMAS Sirius has concluded a patrol through the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields. This patrol, known as Exercise RED RAPTOR, was designed to provide an overt security presence through the critical national infrastructure of the Australia’s North West Shelf.

HMAS Newcastle adds to the trophy cabinet

Published on by LEUT Liam Walters (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Personal Brenda Cox The Supply Excellence Award for the Fleet Unit that has achieved a high standard in Supply Excellence, in front of HMAS Newcastle Ship's Company. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Personal Brenda Cox The Supply Excellence Award for the Fleet Unit that has achieved a high standard in Supply Excellence, in front of HMAS Newcastle Ship's Company.

HMAS Newcastle welcomed in the New Year with a visit from Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral (RADM) Barrett, AM, CSC, for the presentation of two Fleet Awards which Newcastle earned for its performance in 2013.

HMAS Sydney crew gain exposure to future capability with United States Navy

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Operations room members from USS Kidd and HMAS Sydney come together for a group photo on the forecastle of USS Kidd at Garden Island Naval Base after conducting training on the Aegis Combat System onboard USS Kidd in preparation for the Royal Australian Navy's new Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers, Garden Island. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Operations room members from USS Kidd and HMAS Sydney come together for a group photo on the forecastle of USS Kidd at Garden Island Naval Base after conducting training on the Aegis Combat System onboard USS Kidd in preparation for the Royal Australian Navy's new Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers, Garden Island.

Members of HMAS Sydney’s crew gained invaluable exposure to the Aegis Combat System this week as they trained onboard the United States Navy Destroyer, USS Kidd, during its port visit to Fleet Base East.

Keel laid for the second Air Warfare Destroyer in Adelaide

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), CPL David Gibbs (photographer)

ASC Apprentices Jayden Cairns and Courtney Bird lay the coin in the keel of the second Air Warfare Destroyer at the ASC Shipyards. (photo: CPL David Gibbs)

ASC Apprentices Jayden Cairns and Courtney Bird lay the coin in the keel of the second Air Warfare Destroyer at the ASC Shipyards.

This week another milestone was reached for the Air Warfare Destroyer project when the keel of the Royal Australian Navy’s second destroyer, NUSHIP Brisbane was laid in Adelaide.

Last toll

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

HMAS Albatross' bell was formally presented to the Fleet Air Arm Museum by HMAS Albatross' Commanding Officer, Captain Simon Bateman, to the Manager of the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Mr Terry Hetherington, where it will be displayed alongside other Albatross artefacts. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Albatross' bell was formally presented to the Fleet Air Arm Museum by HMAS Albatross' Commanding Officer, Captain Simon Bateman, to the Manager of the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Mr Terry Hetherington, where it will be displayed alongside other Albatross artefacts.

For centuries ship’s bells have played both a practical and symbolic role in the life of Navy vessels and their crews. They are routinely used to signal the hour on board a ship and to regulate sailors’ watches but one of the most memorable traditions for sailors and their families involves the use of ship's bell as a baptismal font for christenings.