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Farewell the King

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

One of the six Sea King fuselages on low loader trailers pass the Fleet Air Arm Museum UH-1B Iroquois Navy Helicopter in Nowra en route to Port Kembla for export to the United Kingdom. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

One of the six Sea King fuselages on low loader trailers pass the Fleet Air Arm Museum UH-1B Iroquois Navy Helicopter in Nowra en route to Port Kembla for export to the United Kingdom.

Shoalhaven residents had a last glimpse of 817 Squadron’s fleet of Sea King helicopters as the aircraft made their final journey from HMAS Albatross, on what was a suitably sombre, grey and rainy day.

Chinese Navy Liaison Officer farewelled after successful visit

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Success CAPT Allison Norris farewells Commander Lin Wan of the People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) following a successful 12-day placement on board Success as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Success CAPT Allison Norris farewells Commander Lin Wan of the People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) following a successful 12-day placement on board Success as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

Commander Lin Wan of the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) has been farewelled from HMAS Success following a successful 12-day placement as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

Australian Naval Task Force gives generously in support of new Navy charity 'Keeping Watch'

Published on by LCDR Kenneth Browning (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

With members of Combined Task Force 150 in the background, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Commodore Phillip Spedding DSC, AM, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Joshua Watkin (right) with the cheque for $1100 raised for the Navy Charity 'Keeping Watch.' (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

With members of Combined Task Force 150 in the background, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Commodore Phillip Spedding DSC, AM, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Joshua Watkin (right) with the cheque for $1100 raised for the Navy Charity 'Keeping Watch.'

Twenty-four Royal Australian Navy personnel have stepped up to help Royal Australian Navy members in need with a generous donation to the Keeping Watch charity.

Easter on task for Op SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Keeping it fresh: ABML-C Stephen Finnigan brings up a box of fresh vegetables for a midday meal. (photo: )

Keeping it fresh: ABML-C Stephen Finnigan brings up a box of fresh vegetables for a midday meal.

More than a thousand miles away from the nearest coast, men and women on ships deployed to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN spent the traditional long-weekend ‘break’ scouring the ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Chief of Navy decision relating to professional conduct in the inadvertent incursion into Indonesian territorial waters

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After finalising a review focused on the circumstances surrounding the inadvertent incursion into Indonesian territorial waters by Customs and Navy vessels, the Department of Defence has issued this media release.

Seahorse Standard remains on station in search for MH370

Published on by LEUT Suresh Kumar (author), AB Michael McCarthy (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Michael McCarthy scours the surface for any evidence of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (photo: AB Michael McCarthy)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Michael McCarthy scours the surface for any evidence of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Navy personnel embarked on MV Seahorse Standard remain focused on the international search effort for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Maintaining a vigilant watch in search

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Marc Chandler holds lookout onboard HMAS Success while deployed in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Marc Chandler holds lookout onboard HMAS Success while deployed in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The crew of HMAS Success have not wavered in their efforts in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the vast southern Indian Ocean.

Army on watch in HMAS Perth

Published on by CMDR Sean Noble (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Australian Army Corporal Peter Stokes looks through binoculars while on watch onboard HMAS Perth as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Australian Army Corporal Peter Stokes looks through binoculars while on watch onboard HMAS Perth as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

The support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN is truly a tri-service undertaking with soldiers from HMAS Perth’s Ship’s Army Detachment assisting the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Australian Navy ship provides emergency assistance to French fishing vessel

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Blackout' winches Leading Seaman Medic Tracey Kearns onto the forecastle of the French vessel Cape Saint Vincent, in response to a distress signal sent from the boat. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Blackout' winches Leading Seaman Medic Tracey Kearns onto the forecastle of the French vessel Cape Saint Vincent, in response to a distress signal sent from the boat.

The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin has provided emergency medical assistance to a heart attack victim from a French fishing vessel in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Regional welcome for Chinese ship

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Captain Brett Sampson (fourth from left) and Lieutenant Commander Chloe Wootten (far right) from Headquarters Joint Task Force 658 with Senior Captain Dong Yan, Commander of the Chinese Task Force for Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (third from left) and other Chinese officers, in front of People's Liberation Army - Navy ship PLA-N Qiandaohu alongside at Albany, WA. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Captain Brett Sampson (fourth from left) and Lieutenant Commander Chloe Wootten (far right) from Headquarters Joint Task Force 658 with Senior Captain Dong Yan, Commander of the Chinese Task Force for Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (third from left) and other Chinese officers, in front of People's Liberation Army - Navy ship PLA-N Qiandaohu alongside at Albany, WA.

The town of Albany in Western Australia played host to a unique international visitor on 9 April when the People’s Liberation Army - Navy vessel Qiandaohu visited.