Section: Fleet

RAN Minehunters lead the pack in mine detection, identification and neutralisation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Combined dive teams from HMA Ships Huon and Gascoyne join with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts on JMSDF Yugeshima following a successful Mine warfare EOD exercise during HYUGA NADA 18. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Combined dive teams from HMA Ships Huon and Gascoyne join with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts on JMSDF Yugeshima following a successful Mine warfare EOD exercise during HYUGA NADA 18.

RAN Minehunters HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have been commended by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Captain Yasushi Noguchi for their excellent result in successfully finding all underwater mines in a designated exercise area in minimal time.

Aviation graduates ready to support Squadrons

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), ABEW Ryan McKenzie (photographer), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

The graduating class and support staff of the Aviation Support Course 02-18 outside the Fleet Air Arm Museum located in Nowra, NSW. (photo: ABEW Ryan McKenzie)

The graduating class and support staff of the Aviation Support Course 02-18 outside the Fleet Air Arm Museum located in Nowra, NSW.

The Royal Australian Navy has nine new Aviation Support sailors, recently graduated from 19 weeks of training at HMAS Albatross.

Technical sailors compete for Engineering Challenge titles

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

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence OAM, RAN (right), addresses competitors following the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence OAM, RAN (right), addresses competitors following the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge at HMAS Cerberus.

More than 50 technical sailors from around Australia have come together at HMAS Cerberus to contest the national final of the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge.

HMAS Arunta back in the water after major upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Arunta undocks after more than 400 days undergoing Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Arunta undocks after more than 400 days undergoing Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia.

After more than a year out of the water as part of her Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade, HMAS Arunta has undocked at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia.

Stirling plays host to Duke of York

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York meets officers and sailors of HMAS Sheean during a tour of HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West in Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York meets officers and sailors of HMAS Sheean during a tour of HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West in Western Australia.

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York has toured HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West as part of his short visit to Western Australia.

Technology advances impress VIPs at AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 18

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

The Sun Ray autonomous undersea glider at HMAS Creswell during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Sun Ray autonomous undersea glider at HMAS Creswell during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018.

Senior military and defence civilian leaders from Australia and its Five Eyes Alliance partner nations, USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand were impressed by the command and control advancements made during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018.

Arunta’s mast replacement marks milestone in frigate upgrade

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

HMAS Arunta alongside at Henderson Shipyard with her new mast in place. (photo: )

HMAS Arunta alongside at Henderson Shipyard with her new mast in place.

The replacement of HMAS Arunta’s mast at Henderson Shipyard in Western Australia marks another major milestone in the Anzac Class Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP).

HMAS Sirius reaches milestone by conducting 600th replenishment at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Janiszewski and LEUT Gilkinson (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts her 600th Replenishment at Sea serial with HMAS Stuart in waters off northern Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius conducts her 600th Replenishment at Sea serial with HMAS Stuart in waters off northern Australia.

HMAS Sirius has reached a significant milestone, having recently completed her 600th replenishment at sea (RAS), in waters off Northern Australia, with HMAS Stuart the lucky recipient.

Navy joins forces with civilian firefighters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Members from the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services Trainee Fire Fighter School with instructors from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety - West at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Members from the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services Trainee Fire Fighter School with instructors from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety - West at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Navy further strengthened ties with State Government agencies in Western Australia recently when members of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services undertook maritime firefighting training at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety – West.

Mission first, people always

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne pulls alongside Garden Island Sydney, after six months deployed throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne pulls alongside Garden Island Sydney, after six months deployed throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.

Navy’s focus on balancing the wellbeing of its people with meeting the mission, is being put into action with an early Christmas present on the horizon for a number of Navy families this year.