Topic: HMAS Penguin

Navy medical emergencies in safe hands

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Rob Turner administers an injection of ketamine to a casualty during a simulated medical emergency at the Maritime Operational Health Unit HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Lieutenant Commander Rob Turner administers an injection of ketamine to a casualty during a simulated medical emergency at the Maritime Operational Health Unit HMAS Penguin.

It is a potentially catastrophic scenario: two critically injured in a helicopter crash, a patient undergoing an amputation and another recovering from serious injuries in a fall, with medics also trying to help a woman giving birth. Suddenly news breaks of 15 injured in a small boat collision and fire in a dock. And it’s all taking place on one of Australia’s amphibious assault ships.

Penguin meets namesake

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

L-R Leading Seaman Medic Sarah Mclaughlan, Leading Seaman Medic Olivia Mortlock and Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell ADC, RAN, inspect the penguins living at Sydney Aquarium.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

L-R Leading Seaman Medic Sarah Mclaughlan, Leading Seaman Medic Olivia Mortlock and Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell ADC, RAN, inspect the penguins living at Sydney Aquarium.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin came face-to-face with a ‘waddle’ of penguins in Sydney, as part of celebrations for the base’s 75th anniversary.

Relationships reaffirmed in region

This article has photo gallery Published on by Rhiannon Westhorp-Janz (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide Navigator, LCDR Lachlan Browne, with Royal Malaysian Navy Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Exercise, RADM Datuk Khairul Anuar Yahya and his staff on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMAS Adelaide Navigator, LCDR Lachlan Browne, with Royal Malaysian Navy Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Exercise, RADM Datuk Khairul Anuar Yahya and his staff on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

The annual Australian and Malaysian Navy to Navy talks were held at Sydney base, HMAS Penguin in August as part of on-going engagement activities with Malaysia.

Federation Star to Chief Coxswain

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RANR, Head Reserve and Youth Division/Commander ADF Cadets, presents Chief Petty Officer Ian Rigby with his Federation Star at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RANR, Head Reserve and Youth Division/Commander ADF Cadets, presents Chief Petty Officer Ian Rigby with his Federation Star at HMAS Penguin.

In 1973, the Sydney Opera House opened, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was released, Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister, and the Watergate hearings began in the United States.  It was also the year that Ian Rigby, walked into HMAS Leeuwin as a 15-year-old to start his naval career.

Multiple medics graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Wodonga TAFE General Manager Mr Graham Hart presents Seaman Peter George with the Education and Training award for his performance on the ADF Medical Course 0017 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Wodonga TAFE General Manager Mr Graham Hart presents Seaman Peter George with the Education and Training award for his performance on the ADF Medical Course 0017 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has hosted the graduation of the inaugural Australian Defence Force Medical Course, held at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School and the Australian Defence Force Medic Course graduated from the Army School of Health at Latchford Barracks in Victoria.

Underwater vehicles set course

Published on by LEUT Harry Hubbert (author)

One of the autonomous underwater vehicles used during the course at the HMAS Penguin Pittwater annex. (photo: Unknown)

One of the autonomous underwater vehicles used during the course at the HMAS Penguin Pittwater annex.

Personnel from Mine Warfare Team 16 and the Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic School took part in an Autonomous Underwater Vehicles training course recently.

Penguin celebrates in style

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, right; ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden, centre; and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, right; ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden, centre; and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck.

Sydney base HMAS Penguin has marked 75 years of service with a celebration onboard and a community engagement Ceremonial Sunset and dinner.

Divers burn steep competition

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author), Craig Golding (photographer)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Penguin tackle the 2017 Balmoral Burn in diving gear. (photo: Craig Golding)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Penguin tackle the 2017 Balmoral Burn in diving gear.

Eight divers from the Australian Defence Force Dive School at Sydney base HMAS Penguin have taken on a ‘hill of hurt’ obstacle course in the name of charity.

Anzac ties that bind

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABMT Charles Morrow (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (author), Miss Shehana Friday (photographer)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop. (photo: Miss Shehana Friday)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop.

Across Australia and the Tasman, Australian Navy personnel were on hand for Anzac commemorations, ranging from school visits and dawn services, to moments of personal reflection.

Diver sets sizzling pace in biathlon

This article has photo gallery Published on by Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan Mcdonald (author), ABCSO(A) Matthew Riley (photographer), ABBM Thomas Darcy (photographer), LSET Pia Bartl (photographer)

Male competitors sprint off at the starting line as the Physical Training Instructors start their clocks during the HMAS Penguin mini biathlon held at Balmoral Beach. (photo: LSET Pia Bartl)

Male competitors sprint off at the starting line as the Physical Training Instructors start their clocks during the HMAS Penguin mini biathlon held at Balmoral Beach.

Conditions were perfect at Balmoral Beach in Sydney for the course record to be broken at the HMAS Penguin annual mini-biathlon.