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Success completes her last overseas port visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray and LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Success' Guard Party conducts a Ceremonial Sunset display for the guests at an official reception held on the flight deck of HMAS Success during a port visit to Makassar in Indonesia as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Success' Guard Party conducts a Ceremonial Sunset display for the guests at an official reception held on the flight deck of HMAS Success during a port visit to Makassar in Indonesia as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

HMAS Success has completed her last foreign port visit after 33 years of proud service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Task Group Commander says thanks with a visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), MTS Audrey Agostinelli (French Navy) (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba supports French Navy Ship (FNS) Charles De Gaulle as a Rafale F3 aircraft launches during Exercise LA PEROUSE. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba supports French Navy Ship (FNS) Charles De Gaulle as a Rafale F3 aircraft launches during Exercise LA PEROUSE.

As Exercise LA PEROUSE drew to a close in the Indian Ocean, the Commander Task Force for the exercise, Rear Admiral Olivier Lebas of the French Navy, visited the two Australian units that participated in the exercise.

Starter something good on Success

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew McDonald, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Chad Freund stand next to the ‘star delta starter machine testing system’ which was developed onboard HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew McDonald, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Chad Freund stand next to the ‘star delta starter machine testing system’ which was developed onboard HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Challenge issued and accepted. A leading seaman aboard the retiring HMAS Success has created what is believed to be Navy’s first on-board star delta starter machine testing system.

The Fighting Stallion has wings

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy flight deck marshaller Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Adam Hearps guides in the MRH-60R helicopter to conduct a passenger transfer above the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy flight deck marshaller Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Adam Hearps guides in the MRH-60R helicopter to conduct a passenger transfer above the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba.

On a glassy East Asian sea, the sight of a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopter hovering over the flight deck of a modern warship could easily be used as a recruiting image, highlighting the cutting edge capability of today’s Navy.

Beach clean up yields big results in the west

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

LCDR Dave Reid, POETSM Terry Douglas and WOMTSM Mark Layton with some of the flotsam collected at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA.

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LCDR Dave Reid, POETSM Terry Douglas and WOMTSM Mark Layton with some of the flotsam collected at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA.

A beach on the west side of Garden Island - an area south of Perth that houses HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West - has had 200kg of flotsam (floating debris) removed as part of an environmental program organised by the Collins Submarines Program Office (COLSPO).

Melbourne visits Land of the Rising Sun for last time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

L-R: Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Todd Pyman; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Cox; and Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Coban Beer, on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne as the ship enters the Japanese port city of Sasebo. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

L-R: Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Todd Pyman; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Cox; and Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Coban Beer, on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne as the ship enters the Japanese port city of Sasebo.

As part of her deployment in Asia and the Pacific, HMAS Melbourne recently conducted visits to the Japanese ports of Sasebo and Yokosuka.

An international exercise supported by an international team

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

L-R: French Navy Enseigne Louis-Marie Sejeau; RAN Sub Lieutenant Jay Crutch; Royal New Zealand Navy Sub Lieutenant Stephen Barry; RAN Sub Lieutenant Andrew Stuart and US Navy Lieutenant Joseph Pottratz on the bridge wing of HMAS Toowoomba during Exercise LA PEROUSE. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

L-R: French Navy Enseigne Louis-Marie Sejeau; RAN Sub Lieutenant Jay Crutch; Royal New Zealand Navy Sub Lieutenant Stephen Barry; RAN Sub Lieutenant Andrew Stuart and US Navy Lieutenant Joseph Pottratz on the bridge wing of HMAS Toowoomba during Exercise LA PEROUSE.

The nations of France, New Zealand and the United States are represented in the crew on board the helicopter frigate HMAS Toowoomba during Exercise LA PEROUSE in the Indian Ocean.

Four successful drug interdictions by HMAS Ballarat

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Justin Springer, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Daniel Colliver remove sacks containing suspected narcotics during a search of a suspicious dhow by HMAS Ballarat's boarding party. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Justin Springer, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Daniel Colliver remove sacks containing suspected narcotics during a search of a suspicious dhow by HMAS Ballarat's boarding party.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized another four illicit drug shipments in three days while deployed to the Middle East region.

Navy trainers support Philippines in maritime patrol mission

Published on by PO Peter Coates (author), LSBM Leigh Newlan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sea Trainers and Philippine Navy and Marine Participants in the Maritime Interoperability Training, May 2019. (photo: LSBM Leigh Newlan)

Royal Australian Navy Sea Trainers and Philippine Navy and Marine Participants in the Maritime Interoperability Training, May 2019.

Members of the Defence Cooperation Program Sea Training Group have recently completed their sixth rotation conducting Maritime Interoperability Training at Naval Forces Western Mindanao in Zamboanga, Philippines.

Navy duo unlocks stories of shipwrecks along Australian east coast

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABMT Tom Gower (photographer)

SBLT Ruslan Pnevski (background) and John Wooden (non-Defence) light up the stern of the SS Coastal Farmer at a depth of 125 metres. (photo: ABMT Tom Gower)

SBLT Ruslan Pnevski (background) and John Wooden (non-Defence) light up the stern of the SS Coastal Farmer at a depth of 125 metres.

A Royal Australian Navy officer and a sailor are helping to map shipwrecks along the Australian east coast, diving to significant depths to document vessels sunk in both war and peace.