Section: Fleet

Darwin welcomes regional deployers

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide enters Darwin Harbour as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group 2017.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Adelaide enters Darwin Harbour as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group 2017.

HMA Ships Adelaide and Toowoomba have arrived in Darwin, en route to the Indo-Pacific region as part of an 11-week deployment that will further enhance military cooperation with some of Australia’s key regional partners.

Training inspection for aircrew

Published on by LCDR Jeffrey Choat (author and photographer)

723 Squadron flying instructors visited MV Sycamore at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney to inspect Defence’s new multi-role aviation training vessel (photo: Unknown)

723 Squadron flying instructors visited MV Sycamore at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney to inspect Defence’s new multi-role aviation training vessel

A team of instructors from 723 Squadron recently visited HMAS Waterhen in Sydney to inspect Defence’s new multi-role aviation training vessel, MV Sycamore.

A Sirius milestone for replenishment ship

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Lucy Sara (author), ABET Luke van Beekhuizen (photographer)

HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd. (photo: ABET Luke van Beekhuizen)

HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd.

Auxiliary Oiler HMAS Sirius has reached a significant capability headmark, conducting her 500th replenishment at-sea on 7 September.

It's all amphibious between friends

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

A Navy MRH-90 helicopter conducts deck landing procedures aboard HMAS Adelaide and the Republic of Singapore Ship Resolution (in background) during a period of landing craft and aviation training between the RAN and Republic of Singapore Navy off the coast of North Queensland. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

A Navy MRH-90 helicopter conducts deck landing procedures aboard HMAS Adelaide and the Republic of Singapore Ship Resolution (in background) during a period of landing craft and aviation training between the RAN and Republic of Singapore Navy off the coast of North Queensland.

HMAS Adelaide has completed amphibious landing craft and aviation training with the Republic of Singapore’s amphibious ship, RSS Resolution while deployed off the east coast of Australia.

All aboard the at-sea ambulance

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Lucito Irlandez (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Lauren Beaufils stands before a MRH-90 Taipan helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide prior to a winch deck transfer to HMAS Darwin, as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 task group sails off the east coast of Australia. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Sub Lieutenant Lauren Beaufils stands before a MRH-90 Taipan helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide prior to a winch deck transfer to HMAS Darwin, as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 task group sails off the east coast of Australia.

It was her first time at sea when Sub Lieutenant Lauren Beaufils had the opportunity to participate in a medical evacuation exercise onboard HMAS Adelaide, with the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17 Task Group off the coast of Townsville.

International engagement commences

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

A United States Navy Seahawk helicopter and a United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from USS Bonhomme Richard conduct landings on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, with HMAS Darwin in the background during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

A United States Navy Seahawk helicopter and a United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from USS Bonhomme Richard conduct landings on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, with HMAS Darwin in the background during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

The Australian Defence Force Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, has completed the first international engagement activity of the deployment.

Aussie Romeo flies through 10,000

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Laughlan (author), LS Eammon O'Brien (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), CPL Ben Dempster (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LS Eammon O'Brien)

The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.

Navy's MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters have passed the fleet milestone of 10,000 flying hours since the maturing capability began in December 2013 with 725 Squadron operating from Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the USA.

New meets old in Jordan

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daniel Cochrane (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's wardroom stand on the missile launcher during transit through the Red Sea in the Middle East Region.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle's wardroom stand on the missile launcher during transit through the Red Sea in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Newcastle has completed a five-day port visit alongside Aqaba, Jordan, after her second counter terrorism patrol of Middle Eastern waters.

Darwin crew air dirty laundry

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, CSC, RAN is presented with his laundry bag by Jan-Maree Ball, Founder of Aussie Hero Quilts (centre), and Beverly Uys (right) on board HMAS Darwin.  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, CSC, RAN is presented with his laundry bag by Jan-Maree Ball, Founder of Aussie Hero Quilts (centre), and Beverly Uys (right) on board HMAS Darwin.

The founder of Aussie Hero Quilts, Jan-Maree Ball and a group of her assistants, descended on Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Darwin with a surprise for the ship’s company.

Navy medical emergencies in safe hands

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Rob Turner administers an injection of ketamine to a casualty during a simulated medical emergency at the Maritime Operational Health Unit HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Lieutenant Commander Rob Turner administers an injection of ketamine to a casualty during a simulated medical emergency at the Maritime Operational Health Unit HMAS Penguin.

It is a potentially catastrophic scenario: two critically injured in a helicopter crash, a patient undergoing an amputation and another recovering from serious injuries in a fall, with medics also trying to help a woman giving birth. Suddenly news breaks of 15 injured in a small boat collision and fire in a dock. And it’s all taking place on one of Australia’s amphibious assault ships.