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Lost men and women of ‘Shark 02’ remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Nigel Rowan RAN lays a wreath at the 'Shark 02' Memorial during the service to remember those lost in the Sea King helicopter crash on 2 April 2005. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Nigel Rowan RAN lays a wreath at the 'Shark 02' Memorial during the service to remember those lost in the Sea King helicopter crash on 2 April 2005.

In the close-knit world of Naval Aviation, April 2 is a sombre day for many personnel as they remember and reflect on the loss of nine Australian Defence Force personnel who died when Sea King helicopter ‘Shark 02’ crashed while on a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in 2005.

Personnel administration enhancements deliver medals in good time

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Albany, Lieutenant Commander Adam Simeoni, centre, presents Australian Operational Service Medal - Border Protection to members of Albany’s ship’s company. (photo: )

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Albany, Lieutenant Commander Adam Simeoni, centre, presents Australian Operational Service Medal - Border Protection to members of Albany’s ship’s company.

A key outcome of the changes being delivered by the Navy Human Resources Management Project has been the enhancements to personnel support being delivered through the PERS Effect Review Team.

NUSHIP Sydney arrives in her home port

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long and LCDR Kristen Russo (author), AB Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer), LS Nadav Harel (photographer), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer)

The Air Warfare Destroyer NUSHIP Sydney prepares to berth at Fleet Base East in Sydney for the first time, on 27 March 2020. (photo: PTE Olivia Cameron)

The Air Warfare Destroyer NUSHIP Sydney prepares to berth at Fleet Base East in Sydney for the first time, on 27 March 2020.

Sydney residents had a first glimpse of their city’s namesake ship with the arrival of NUSHIP Sydney at Garden Island today, the last of the three Hobart Class Destroyers joining the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet.

Navy helicopter crew helps to sustain wildlife as burnt-out bush regenerates

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Leading Seaman Aircrewman Bradley Thomas of 808 Squadron dropping carrots from an MRH-90 helicopter to feed local wildlife in the fire ravaged Moreton National Park near HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Bradley Thomas of 808 Squadron dropping carrots from an MRH-90 helicopter to feed local wildlife in the fire ravaged Moreton National Park near HMAS Albatross, NSW.

Shoalhaven Mayor, Councillor Amanda Findley got a ‘birdies’ eye view of the devastation caused by the recent bushfires when she joined 808 Squadron in an MRH-90 helicopter to conduct a fodder drop for wildlife whose primary food sources had been depleted.

Farncomb returns to Fleet Base West after busy domestic deployment

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Farncomb prepares to come alongside Diamantina Pier upon her return to Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

HMAS Farncomb prepares to come alongside Diamantina Pier upon her return to Fleet Base West, WA.

HMAS Farncomb returned to her homeport of Fleet Base West earlier this month, after a five-week deployment to the east coast of Australia.

Graving Dock continues to serve the nation at 75

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

File image: HMAS Adelaide (III) rests on blocks within Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, after entering dry dock for maintenance, in May 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

File image: HMAS Adelaide (III) rests on blocks within Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, after entering dry dock for maintenance, in May 2017.

The Royal Australian Navy’s most important strategic asset, the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, has turned 75 today.

Underwater volcanoes, Gentoo penguins and magnetic currents make for a memorable Peruvian Antarctic deployment

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Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic Officer Lieutenant Danielle Britton at Peruvian Antarctic Base Machu Picchu, at Admiralty Bay, King George Island, on board the Peruvian Navy polar research vessel BAP Carrasco. (photo: )

Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic Officer Lieutenant Danielle Britton at Peruvian Antarctic Base Machu Picchu, at Admiralty Bay, King George Island, on board the Peruvian Navy polar research vessel BAP Carrasco.

In the peak of the 2019-20 Antarctic summer, Navy Hydrographer Lieutenant Danielle Britton embarked on a six week voyage to Antarctica’s South Shetland Islands onboard Peruvian Navy polar research vessel BAP Carrasco.

Maitland strengthens ties with Timor-Leste

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L-R: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Amy Jodrell; Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Jose Ramos-Horta; Brazilian Ambassador Aldemo Serafim Garcia Junior; Monsignor Marco Sprizzi of the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican representative); and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Hayley Burke, in Dili, Timor-Leste. (photo: )

L-R: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Amy Jodrell; Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Jose Ramos-Horta; Brazilian Ambassador Aldemo Serafim Garcia Junior; Monsignor Marco Sprizzi of the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican representative); and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Hayley Burke, in Dili, Timor-Leste.

HMAS Maitland completed a port visit to Dili recently that highlighted the Royal Australian Navy’s commitment to regional engagement, welcoming the opportunity to visit an important regional neighbour.

Snow, sea ice and seals - a day out surveying in Antarctica

Published on by LEUT Jared Willans (author)

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit members pull up on sea ice during a pause in survey in waters near Davis Research Station, Antarctica. (photo: )

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit members pull up on sea ice during a pause in survey in waters near Davis Research Station, Antarctica.

Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit recently conducted survey operations at Davis research station, Antarctica, as part of Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.

Survey team bikes and hikes in Antarctica

Published on by LEUT Jared Willans (author)

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit members out for a mountain bike ride in the Vestfold Hills that surround Davis Station, Antarctica. L-R: Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operators Tanya Maksimovic and Kirsty Whyatt; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Ben Seehars; Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Savas Erginel; and Lieutenant Jared Willans. (photo: Unknown)

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit members out for a mountain bike ride in the Vestfold Hills that surround Davis Station, Antarctica. L-R: Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operators Tanya Maksimovic and Kirsty Whyatt; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Ben Seehars; Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Savas Erginel; and Lieutenant Jared Willans.

Members of the Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit deployed to Antarctica for survey operations took advantage of a public holiday to get off the water for a day and enjoy mountain biking and hiking in the Vestfold Hills that surround Davis research station.