While conducting survey operations off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the crew of HMAS Melville took time to commemorate the first Australian casualties of WW1 and the loss of the Australian submarine AE1.
HMAS Albatross regularly conducts crash exercises, known as a ‘crashex’, around a range of emergency scenarios designed to ensure the ship’s company is ready to handle real incidents when they occur without notice.
The Navy’s latest and most exciting addition to the Fleet has set sail for the first time and is currently conducting Builder’s Sea Trials in South Australia, marking the first major step for NUSHIP Sydney and its crew in becoming a highly effective warfighting unit.
As part of the Royal Australian Navy’s ongoing commitment to its historically strong partnership with its regional neighbour Papua New Guinea, a number of Hydrographic Surveying vessels have been deployed to improve charting accuracy in the region.
Guided missile frigate HMAS Melbourne has arrived in Melbourne for her final port visit before she is decommissioned next month, ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built.
Members of HMAS Kuttabul ship’s company recently spent the day at Shelly Beach, Manly, sharpening their skills in abseiling, as part of the adventure training program available to all personnel across Navy ships and establishments.
One of Australia’s largest warships, HMAS Canberra, docked at Macquarie Wharf in Hobart on Wednesday for a five-day port visit, the first time the 230m long LHD has returned to the southern capital since 2016.
Departing Sydney Harbour in the early evening, the Minehunters HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne set sail on Monday for a three month North East Asian Deployment.
Performing in Samoa recently was a career highlight for musicians from the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney, visiting with HMAS Choules as part of ADF engagement activities in the South West Pacific.
New functional training equipment has been installed at the Fleet Base East Gymnasium as part of a much-needed $400-thousand dollar upgrade, making a big difference in the gym’s overall equipment standard.