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The model replica Landing Helicopter Dock ship, NUSHIP Assault, has been launched in Port Ash (near Newcastle) this week - ready to be used by NUSHIP Canberra's Command Team during a professional ship handling course next week.
“Distance two cables, bearing seven degrees,” reported HMAS Ballarat’s Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Tom Geraghty to his Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Doornbos.
Officers from the first Bridge Sim graduating class have found success on Hydrographic Ships since arriving at their first ship posting with Bridge Warfare Certificate in hand.
The upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth ended Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 with a bang - lots of bangs actually - as she participated in a joint live fire exercise at Townsend Island, off Queensland.
Last year Navy took the bold step of embracing simulation in an area that many thought was ‘a sacred cow’. The decision to award the Bridge Warfare Certificate (BWC) using simulation ashore represented an enormous shift in the way that Navy trained Junior Warfare Application Course officers.
Without fanfare, HMAS Ballarat departed Fleet Base East early on 5 August 2013 to conduct some additional warfare training before commencing a three month South East Asian and Operation RESOLUTE deployment, following almost a month of intense Unit Readiness Workups.
HMAS Darwin is ‘Resurgent’ again, having recently completed a major maintenance docking, which involved more than 140,000 hours of contracted work. Emerging from the dry dock in mid-May, her crew began the tireless work required to transform the industrial worksite back into an operational warship.
They have already passed a rigorous evaluation and proved themselves in an international exercise but the training never ends for the ship’s company of the Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth.
A helicopter crew from 816 Squadron were able to play 'Good Samaritan' by providing in-flight assistance to a light aircraft that had reported an unsafe gear indication over Merimbula, on the NSW South Coast.