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.
Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Unknown (photographer)
The crew of HMAS Launceston celebrated the vessel’s twelfth birthday in a manner that testified to the work ethic of the Royal Australian Navy’s patrol boats: at sea, on operation, protecting Australia’s northern maritime borders.
Published on by SBLT Andrew Murphy (author), Unknown (photographer)
Continuing its commitment to assisting regional naval forces in developing their capabilities, members of HMA Ships Launceston and Broome have paid a visit to the East Timorese Naval Establishment in Port Hera, Timor-Leste.
Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Unknown (photographer)
Crew members from the Australian Navy patrol boat, HMAS Launceston, joined together with students from the Christmas Island District High School to conduct a beach clean up during a recent visit to the remote Australian territory.
Published on by ABBM Nicholas Peters (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPOMT Duncan Thomas (photographer)
Initiative, training and the rapid response by Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew Assail Four has saved the life of a Chinese mariner, critically injured at sea, 80 nautical miles south-east of Christmas Island.