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HMAS Broome on patrol

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Bree-Ann Garner, signals a vessel during sea trials aboard HMAS Broome off the coast of Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Bree-Ann Garner, signals a vessel during sea trials aboard HMAS Broome off the coast of Darwin, NT.

As Navy commissions new Major Fleet Units, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle squadrons and construction begins on the new Offshore Patrol Vessels, the fleet of boats in Australia’s northern most approaches remains constantly on watch.

Rankin and her crew finally back home for Christmas

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

(L-R) XO HMAS Rankin, LCDR Simon O’Hehir; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Kerry Cousins (dressed as a panda); CO HMAS Rankin, CMDR Gary Lawton, RAN; Commander Submarine Force (Design), CAPT Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN; and Deputy Commander Submarine Force, CMDR Justin Cloney, RAN; stand together after HMAS Rankin berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

(L-R) XO HMAS Rankin, LCDR Simon O’Hehir; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Kerry Cousins (dressed as a panda); CO HMAS Rankin, CMDR Gary Lawton, RAN; Commander Submarine Force (Design), CAPT Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN; and Deputy Commander Submarine Force, CMDR Justin Cloney, RAN; stand together after HMAS Rankin berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.

After nearly seven months away on deployment, the crew of HMAS Rankin has returned to Fleet Base West, to be met by the sight of familiar faces.

Minehunters achieve more firsts for RAN

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

HMAS Huon (82) alongside JMSDF Bungo during Exercise HYUGA NADA 18 off the coast of Southern Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

HMAS Huon (82) alongside JMSDF Bungo during Exercise HYUGA NADA 18 off the coast of Southern Japan.

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have notched up a number of achievements during the ships north east Asian deployment.

RAN Minehunters lead the pack in mine detection, identification and neutralisation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Combined dive teams from HMA Ships Huon and Gascoyne join with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts on JMSDF Yugeshima following a successful Mine warfare EOD exercise during HYUGA NADA 18. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Combined dive teams from HMA Ships Huon and Gascoyne join with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts on JMSDF Yugeshima following a successful Mine warfare EOD exercise during HYUGA NADA 18.

RAN Minehunters HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have been commended by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Captain Yasushi Noguchi for their excellent result in successfully finding all underwater mines in a designated exercise area in minimal time.

Australian training in focus for Indonesian Officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author and photographer)

Seamanship Training Manger Lieutenant James Kerin explains the Royal Australian Navy’s training continuum for Boatswain sailors to a delegation of officers from the Indonesian National Army Navy, led by Head Indonesian Navy Training/Education Command Colonel Ivan Yulivan. (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

Seamanship Training Manger Lieutenant James Kerin explains the Royal Australian Navy’s training continuum for Boatswain sailors to a delegation of officers from the Indonesian National Army Navy, led by Head Indonesian Navy Training/Education Command Colonel Ivan Yulivan.

A delegation of senior officers from the Indonesian Navy has visited Australian Defence Force establishments to better understand training practices.

Aviation graduates ready to support Squadrons

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), ABEW Ryan McKenzie (photographer), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

The graduating class and support staff of the Aviation Support Course 02-18 outside the Fleet Air Arm Museum located in Nowra, NSW. (photo: ABEW Ryan McKenzie)

The graduating class and support staff of the Aviation Support Course 02-18 outside the Fleet Air Arm Museum located in Nowra, NSW.

The Royal Australian Navy has nine new Aviation Support sailors, recently graduated from 19 weeks of training at HMAS Albatross.

Technical sailors compete for Engineering Challenge titles

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), LEUT Ryan Zerbe (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence OAM, RAN, addresses competitors following the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence OAM, RAN, addresses competitors following the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge at HMAS Cerberus.

More than 50 technical sailors from around Australia have come together at HMAS Cerberus to contest the national final of the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge.

HMAS Arunta back in the water after major upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Arunta undocks after more than 400 days undergoing Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Arunta undocks after more than 400 days undergoing Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia.

After more than a year out of the water as part of her Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade, HMAS Arunta has undocked at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia.

Royal Australian Navy seizes illegal drug shipments in the Middle East

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat's Boarding Party conducts a flag verification boarding on a suspicious dhow as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat's Boarding Party conducts a flag verification boarding on a suspicious dhow as part of Operation MANITOU.

The Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has seized more than 900 kilos of heroin worth approximately $279 million during two boarding operations that took place 21-23 December 2018 as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Ballarat first patrol off to a strong start

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat (centre), with the United States Coast Guard vessels USCGS Maui (distant) and Adak conduct a combined patrol in the North Arabian Gulf, in support of the Combined Task Force 152's mission to promote regional stability and security. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat (centre), with the United States Coast Guard vessels USCGS Maui (distant) and Adak conduct a combined patrol in the North Arabian Gulf, in support of the Combined Task Force 152's mission to promote regional stability and security.

HMAS Ballarat has completed a successful first patrol in the Middle East. Over seven days, the Australian warship conducted joint operations with the US Coast Guard and the Iraqi and Kuwaiti navies, and carried out almost 90 vessel boardings and approaches.