Section: Fleet

Warfare exercise certifies Task Group for year ahead

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

An 816 Squadron MH-60 Romeo helicopter lands onboard HMAS Canberra for Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

An 816 Squadron MH-60 Romeo helicopter lands onboard HMAS Canberra for Fleet Certification Period 2020.

Navy’s first major exercise of the year has come to a successful conclusion, focussing on mid-intensity, high-end warfighting, and tested platforms and personnel through detailed maritime warfare serials that graduated in difficulty as the exercise progressed.

Maritime Advanced Force key to amphibious operations

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author and photographer)

Clearance Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One transit between locations to search for inert training mines during Mine Counter-Measure Operations as part of Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: Lieutenant Jessica Craig)

Clearance Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One transit between locations to search for inert training mines during Mine Counter-Measure Operations as part of Fleet Certification Period 2020.

A Maritime Advanced Force task unit has successfully demonstrated Navy’s ability to open and maintain sea lanes for amphibious operations during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

Handover ceremony marks the establishment of a new Community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Head of Maritime Logistics Community, Commodore Simon Ottaviano, RAN, right, presents a framed presentation capturing the Maritime Logistics - Personnel (ML-P) workgroup’s RAN history to Head of Maritime Personnel Community, Commodore Anthony Klenthis, CSC, RAN, during the ML-P Sailor Workgroup Handover Ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Head of Maritime Logistics Community, Commodore Simon Ottaviano, RAN, right, presents a framed presentation capturing the Maritime Logistics - Personnel (ML-P) workgroup’s RAN history to Head of Maritime Personnel Community, Commodore Anthony Klenthis, CSC, RAN, during the ML-P Sailor Workgroup Handover Ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Head of the Maritime Logistics Community, Commodore Simon Ottaviano conducted a handover of the Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Sailor workgroup to Head of Maritime Personnel Community, Commodore Anthony Klenthis.

‘Tartan Terror’ connects with Devonport community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

L-R: Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jesse Edwards; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Alexander Edwards; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Jared Bruce; Command Warrant Officer Damian Collins; and Lieutenant Naomi Muir stand as volunteers at the 2020 Devonport ITU World Paratriathlon Series. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

L-R: Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jesse Edwards; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Alexander Edwards; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Jared Bruce; Command Warrant Officer Damian Collins; and Lieutenant Naomi Muir stand as volunteers at the 2020 Devonport ITU World Paratriathlon Series.

With the City of Devonport flag flying proudly from the ship’s halyards, HMAS Stuart completed a meaningful visit to her ceremonial homeport of Devonport in northern Tasmania.

New weapon unveiled in Fleet’s war on waste

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

(L-R) Maritime Logistics Chefs, Leading Seaman Christopher Martin, Seaman Christine Osborne and Able Seaman Emily Churchyard learn how to operate the dehydrator machine once the food waste has been added as part of their training by Veolia Technical Manager Separation Processes, John Hernage. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

(L-R) Maritime Logistics Chefs, Leading Seaman Christopher Martin, Seaman Christine Osborne and Able Seaman Emily Churchyard learn how to operate the dehydrator machine once the food waste has been added as part of their training by Veolia Technical Manager Separation Processes, John Hernage.

Chefs at HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney have a new weapon at their disposal to aid in the Fleet’s war on waste - a food waste dehydrator is capable of reducing 100kg of organic waste by up to 90% of its volume.

Arunta kicks goals in Portland during FCP20

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Charles Marchant (author and photographer), LEUT Ryan Cavanagh (photographer)

HMAS Arunta alongside Portland, Victoria. (photo: LCDR Charles Marchant)

HMAS Arunta alongside Portland, Victoria.

The crew of HMAS Arunta took a short break from the Royal Australian Navy’s first major exercise this year to visit the seaside community of Portland, Victoria, where they engaged in a busy schedule of sporting events and official functions.

Confirming Canberra’s ready to aid

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

A LHD Landing Craft enters the dock of HMAS Canberra whilst at anchor in Westernport Bay, Victoria, during a Defence Aid to the Civil Community exercise. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

A LHD Landing Craft enters the dock of HMAS Canberra whilst at anchor in Westernport Bay, Victoria, during a Defence Aid to the Civil Community exercise.

HMAS Canberra recently took time out of FCP20 to emulate conditions encountered Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20, and build on lessons learnt through conducting a Defence Assistance to Civil Communities exercise.

Certifying a commitment to training

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

While the crew of HMAS Canberra undertakes its Unit Readiness Evaluation during Fleet Certification Period 2020, a new generation of personnel are also onboard training to enhance their contribution to Navy’s growing capability.

Launceston team works like clockwork to undock

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Alexandria Westlake (author)

The crew of HMAS Launceston pauses for a photograph under the ship’s hull while preparing to return her to the water. (photo: )

The crew of HMAS Launceston pauses for a photograph under the ship’s hull while preparing to return her to the water.

HMAS Launceston’s crew watched on closely in early February as the Armidale Class Patrol Boat was lowered back into the water in the synchro lift at HMAS Coonawarra, having spent more than 2 months in the dry dock conducting planned maintenance.

Anzac to the future

Published on by LEUT Liam McMahon (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

HMAS Anzac ship's company stand on the forecastle for a group photo at the Common User Facility (CUF) in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

HMAS Anzac ship's company stand on the forecastle for a group photo at the Common User Facility (CUF) in Henderson, Western Australia.

With the decommissioning of HMA Ships Success, Melbourne and Newcastle in 2019, HMAS Anzac (III) became the Royal Australian Navy’s oldest Surface Combatant. But for Anzac’s ship’s company, retirement couldn’t be further from the mind.