Topic: Ships, Boats and Submarines

Arunta returns home after more than 160 days at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Family, friends and members of the Navy community gather on Oxley Wharf in Fleet Base West, WA to welcome home HMAS Arunta, returning after a five-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Family, friends and members of the Navy community gather on Oxley Wharf in Fleet Base West, WA to welcome home HMAS Arunta, returning after a five-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

HMAS Arunta has returned to Fleet Base West in Western Australia after 164 days at sea, strengthening relations in the Indo-Pacific.

Indian Naval Officer thanks Ballarat for rescue role

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Commander Abhilash Tomy, right, of the Indian Navy training establishment, INS Mandovi, travelled to Goa to thank the Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat, Commander Antony Pisani, for the role the Australian ship played in his rescue during the 2018 Golden Globe Race. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Commander Abhilash Tomy, right, of the Indian Navy training establishment, INS Mandovi, travelled to Goa to thank the Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat, Commander Antony Pisani, for the role the Australian ship played in his rescue during the 2018 Golden Globe Race.

An Indian naval officer was keen to visit HMAS Ballarat during the ship’s Goa port visit to thank the frigate’s crew for the ship’s part in his rescue during the 2018 Golden Globe Race.

Soldiers drive vehicles via the sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), TPR Jonathan Goedhart (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), LCDR Ian Stubbs (photographer)

Australian Army soldiers and officers from the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) load the new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle onto a Light Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 at Cowley Beach, Qld. (photo: TPR Jonathan Goedhart)

Australian Army soldiers and officers from the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) load the new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle onto a Light Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 at Cowley Beach, Qld.

In a demonstration of their amphibious capability, the latest generation of Army vehicles has been driven on board HMAS Adelaide via landing craft off the coast of North Queensland.

Communication the key in passage exercise

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

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Shimakaze conducts Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with HMAS Arunta during a passage exercise as they both depart Sasebo, Japan. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Shimakaze conducts Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with HMAS Arunta during a passage exercise as they both depart Sasebo, Japan.

HMAS Arunta has completed a passage exercise with Japanese Ship Shimakaze after a two-day logistics visit to Sasebo, Japan.

Technical skills praised in repair work

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's Marine Technician fabrication team in front of the forecastle door which was replaced while the ship was alongside in Sasebo Naval Base, Japan. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Arunta's Marine Technician fabrication team in front of the forecastle door which was replaced while the ship was alongside in Sasebo Naval Base, Japan.

HMAS Arunta’s Marine Technicians have been praised for their ingenuity and resilience in repairing one of the ship's forecastle doors, with the initial work undertaken when the door was damaged during a storm while at sea.

Learning while lending a helping hand

Published on by MIDN Anna Roberts (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer)

L-R: Midshipman Laura Caspersonn; Seaman Riley Duncan; Seaman Ella McCarthy-Grigg; Seaman Will Scott; Seaman Odin Brown; Midshipman Lane Wilson; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Natalie Robinson; Seaman Jack Eastwood; Midshipman Declan Conaghty; Midshipman Anna Roberts; and Seaman Olivia Alves in the galley onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

L-R: Midshipman Laura Caspersonn; Seaman Riley Duncan; Seaman Ella McCarthy-Grigg; Seaman Will Scott; Seaman Odin Brown; Midshipman Lane Wilson; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Natalie Robinson; Seaman Jack Eastwood; Midshipman Declan Conaghty; Midshipman Anna Roberts; and Seaman Olivia Alves in the galley onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

Helping feed 480 people multiple meals each day onboard the Royal Australian Navy's largest ship is creating a memorable first time at sea for 10 Gap Year Sailors and Officers.

From rolling hills to rolling waves

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Midshipman Abiathar Templar is getting a taste of life in the Royal Australian Navy by completing the Australian Defence Force Gap Year program on HMAS Ballarat. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Midshipman Abiathar Templar is getting a taste of life in the Royal Australian Navy by completing the Australian Defence Force Gap Year program on HMAS Ballarat.

A Navy Gap Year officer has swapped the rolling hills of the Victorian city of Ballarat for rolling waves and the steady hum of the engines of HMAS Ballarat.

Innovative training delivers future capability

Published on by SBLT Huon Fairbairn (author), ABCIS Riley Smith (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Thomas Hiramatsu, right, drives HMAS Ararat from the port bridge wing, supervised by Executive Officer Lieutenant Iris Van Kampen, and with Lead Instructor Lieutenant Commander Alicia Runde, during the Small Ships Navigation Course at sea off the Kimberley coastline. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Thomas Hiramatsu, right, drives HMAS Ararat from the port bridge wing, supervised by Executive Officer Lieutenant Iris Van Kampen, and with Lead Instructor Lieutenant Commander Alicia Runde, during the Small Ships Navigation Course at sea off the Kimberley coastline.

The global pandemic has certainly presented challenges and hardship for the Australian community to endure. However, it has also presented the Royal Australian Navy the opportunity to devise innovative approaches toward training delivery and generating future capability.

Flagship enters dock for maintenance

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest vessels, enters the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island in Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest vessels, enters the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island in Sydney.

The flagship of the Royal Australian Navy, the landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra, has entered the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney.

Adelaide celebrates NAIDOC Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef William Nicolaidis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Teneille Francis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hudson Anu; former Deputy Officer of the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Lieutenant Commander Richard Unwin; and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman stand on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 off the Queensland coast. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef William Nicolaidis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Teneille Francis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hudson Anu; former Deputy Officer of the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Lieutenant Commander Richard Unwin; and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman stand on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 off the Queensland coast.

Indigenous sailors in HMAS Adelaide will be swapping stories and celebrating their culture with the rest of the ship’s company to mark NAIDOC Week, 8-15 November.