Topic: HMAS Canberra (L02)

Floating hospital gives greater care on HMAS Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Canberra's aeromedical evacuation team conduct a training exercise during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra, Able Seaman Medic Steven Moyle and Royal Australian Air Force officer Wing Commander Shane Brun. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Members of HMAS Canberra's aeromedical evacuation team conduct a training exercise during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra, Able Seaman Medic Steven Moyle and Royal Australian Air Force officer Wing Commander Shane Brun.

Standing among doctors, physicians and primary health care practitioners, it looks, smells and feels like any other hospital – but it is floating on the ocean.

Submariners surface for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019

Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariners Tahlia Lovell (left) and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Arami Bullock on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariners Tahlia Lovell (left) and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Arami Bullock on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Five personnel from the Submarine Force are experiencing a deployment above water for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19) on HMA Ships Canberra and Success.

The nurse practitioners will see you now

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Clinical Nursing Practitioners Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Patricia Kemp, LCDR Roneel Chandra and Lieutenant Lisa Bird conduct aeromedical casualty evacuation drills onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Clinical Nursing Practitioners Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Patricia Kemp, LCDR Roneel Chandra and Lieutenant Lisa Bird conduct aeromedical casualty evacuation drills onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

The Australia Defence Force’s only three nurse practitioners have all been embarked in HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER, enhancing the Fleet’s medical capabilities and completing preparations for the maritime task group’s upcoming international deployment.

OCEAN EXPLORER Task Group forms up in Geographe Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra (top) and Stuart sit at anchor in Geographe Bay, Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMA Ships Canberra (top) and Stuart sit at anchor in Geographe Bay, Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

Residents of Western Australia’s Geographe Bay were greeted with an impressive sight as a task group of five ships taking part in Navy’s Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019 formed up in the bay to conduct briefings and preparations for the next phase of the exercise.

Weather balloons put through their paces

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

Maritime Geospatial Officers Lieutenant Matthew Hawker and Lieutenant Alison Osborne prepare to launch a weather balloon from the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Maritime Geospatial Officers Lieutenant Matthew Hawker and Lieutenant Alison Osborne prepare to launch a weather balloon from the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019.

The Navy Meteorologists embarked in HMAS Canberra for Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019 are equipped with highly-sophisticated computer and satellite technology, but they still use the humble helium weather balloon to help create a real-time, local picture of battle space conditions.

Committal of ashes at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author), CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (author)

Personnel of Joint Task Force 661 gather to pay their respects at a committal of ashes ceremony for five former Royal Australian Navy sailors, onboard HMAS Canberra while at sea during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Personnel of Joint Task Force 661 gather to pay their respects at a committal of ashes ceremony for five former Royal Australian Navy sailors, onboard HMAS Canberra while at sea during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The ashes of five former sailors have been committed to the Indian Ocean in a moving ceremony held aboard HMAS Canberra.

IPE19 fleet fuelled up and on its way

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.

HMAS Success recently conducted the first Replenishment at Sea of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, refuelling all of the units in the Joint Task Force soon after they departed from Western Australia.

IPE19 prepares for explosive training activities with regional partners

Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Istvan Dobo (right) discusses the usage of the Talon Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Ethan Smith during a joint training exercise on board HMAS Canberra as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.  (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Istvan Dobo (right) discusses the usage of the Talon Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Ethan Smith during a joint training exercise on board HMAS Canberra as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

As the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR Task Force approached Sri Lanka, Australian Navy and Army teams prepared for diving, demolition and explosive ordinance disposal training with regional partners.

Fleet fires up for 2019

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including.

Navy’s tempo has increased this month, marking the start of a busy year for the Fleet with more than 20 ships and over 2000 sailors at sea.

Community leaders experience Navy life at sea and ashore

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kristie Okely (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Participants of the 2018 Community Leaders at Sea Program disembark a Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Participants of the 2018 Community Leaders at Sea Program disembark a Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Watson, Sydney.

Eleven local community leaders experienced a taste of the Royal Australian Navy as part of the Fleet Commanders’ Community Leader’s at Sea Program (CLASP) in early October.