Section: Fleet

Ties strengthened with Indian Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Hobart, foreground, joins Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri, left, and Karmuk to conduct passage exercises in the Northeast Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Hobart, foreground, joins Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri, left, and Karmuk to conduct passage exercises in the Northeast Indian Ocean.

Australian and Indian warships have recently conducted a two-day passage exercise in the Northeast Indian Ocean, with Guided Missile Destroyer HMAS Hobart sailing alongside Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri and Karmuk.

Virtual awards presentation, a first for CN

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN dials in to oversee Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CSM, RAN, present Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dean with a third Federation Star during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN dials in to oversee Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CSM, RAN, present Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dean with a third Federation Star during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The global coronavirus pandemic has increased the use of virtual technology and resulted in the adoption of new and inventive ways of doing things, including the recognition of important career achievements.

Navy One to assemble fresh crew to defend Sydney to Hobart title

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

File image: Navy One sails south to Hobart during the running of the 2019 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. (photo: Chief Petty Officer Kel Hockey)

File image: Navy One sails south to Hobart during the running of the 2019 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Navy will be back in the water for this year’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race after a successful campaign in 2019 that saw Navy One win the Oggin Cup as the first military-crewed yacht on corrected time.

Collaboration delivers technical mastery

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Danny Taylor (author)

Fleet Support Unit - North East Welding Supervisor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Trent Goodman welding a loading ramp. (photo: )

Fleet Support Unit - North East Welding Supervisor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Trent Goodman welding a loading ramp.

When a call to fabricate two prototype loading ramps was issued, the team at Fleet Support Unit - North East rose to the challenge.

Australia and Philippines show spirit of mateship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer), LEUT Phillipe Fairs (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's crew waves the Philippines flag on the Gun Director Platform during the Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres exercise, as part of Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

HMAS Arunta's crew waves the Philippines flag on the Gun Director Platform during the Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres exercise, as part of Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Warships from Australia and the Philippines have exercised for the third time in as many months during a Regional Presence Deployment.

Finding their sea legs

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

L-R: MIDN Jared Curtis, MIDN James Ralston, MIDN Nathan Woodcock, MIDN Thandi Murada, MIDN Abby Templar, MIDN Scarlett Lockyer and MIDN Jacob Freeman recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a sea-ride in the Western Australian Exercise Area. (photo: )

L-R: MIDN Jared Curtis, MIDN James Ralston, MIDN Nathan Woodcock, MIDN Thandi Murada, MIDN Abby Templar, MIDN Scarlett Lockyer and MIDN Jacob Freeman recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a sea-ride in the Western Australian Exercise Area.

A group of Midshipmen comprised of both Gap Year and Permanent Navy Officers recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a taste of life at sea.

Winds of change in METOC technology

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matthew Bell (author), LCDR Fiona Simmonds (photographer)

HMAS Canberra, off Australia’s east coast in May 2020, encountered very rough conditions but was able to avoid the worst of the weather thanks to upgraded weather forecasting technology used on board the ship by the METOC. (photo: LCDR Fiona Simmonds)

HMAS Canberra, off Australia’s east coast in May 2020, encountered very rough conditions but was able to avoid the worst of the weather thanks to upgraded weather forecasting technology used on board the ship by the METOC.

Upgraded weather forecasting technology for Royal Australian Navy meteorologists is getting its first lengthy sea trial during the Regional Presence Deployment 20 (RPD20), offering a boost to capability with quicker and more accurate information.

Underwater medicine - a specialist skill

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Underwater Medicine Clinician Course, Session 21 students and staff. Back row, L-R: Australian Army Soldier Medic Corporal B, Naomi Lang, Rae Young. Middle row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Medic Byron Thomas, Leith Strachan. Front row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Leading Seaman Medic David Bell, Petty Officer David Saunders, and Able Seaman Haidan Allan, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Underwater Medicine Clinician Course, Session 21 students and staff. Back row, L-R: Australian Army Soldier Medic Corporal B, Naomi Lang, Rae Young. Middle row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Medic Byron Thomas, Leith Strachan. Front row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Leading Seaman Medic David Bell, Petty Officer David Saunders, and Able Seaman Haidan Allan, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Students of the Royal Australian Navy Underwater Medicine Clinician course, have celebrated the completion of seven months training with an informal graduation held outside the Submarine Underwater Medical Unit at HMAS Penguin.

Award recognises safety and innovation

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Petty Officer Nathan Austin, left, and Marine Engineering Officer Lieutenant Ryan Webb inspect one of the ventilation fans onboard HMAS Adelaide while alongside at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Petty Officer Nathan Austin, left, and Marine Engineering Officer Lieutenant Ryan Webb inspect one of the ventilation fans onboard HMAS Adelaide while alongside at Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Adelaide has been recognised with a 2020 Work Health and Safety Award for improving safety for personnel and extending the service life of some of the ship’s key components.

Recruit School graduates continue to prosper

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

Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division, from left, Recruit Electronics Technician Kye Burgess; Recruit Electronics Technician Nahum Pascoe; Recruit Communications and Information Systems Mitchell Parnell; and Recruit Marine Technician Todd Marriott, all attended the same high school, Shalom College in Bundaberg, Qld. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division, from left, Recruit Electronics Technician Kye Burgess; Recruit Electronics Technician Nahum Pascoe; Recruit Communications and Information Systems Mitchell Parnell; and Recruit Marine Technician Todd Marriott, all attended the same high school, Shalom College in Bundaberg, Qld.

Recruit Training School at HMAS Cerberus graduated a further 109 Sailors in September from General Entry 384 Rogers Division.