Topic: HMAS Success (OR 304)
Pouring rain did not dampen the pride of all present when His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd) Governor General of Australia presented HMAS Success with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious annual award for outstanding performance, the Gloucester Cup.
For most mothers with young children, Mother’s Day is spent with breakfast in bed and home-made gifts or cards or flowers picked from the garden.
Antipodean neighbours, Australia and New Zealand, demonstrated multinational cooperation in June, when members of the Australian Defence Force contingent deploying to Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC) ‘hitched a ride’ to Hawaii with their kiwi counterparts.
Despite the inauspicious date, HMAS Success left Fleet Base East on Friday 13 June with a real buzz of excitement. An overseas deployment to RIMPAC in Hawaii is always much anticipated, but on this occasion Success was departing for her first overseas deployment since 2010.
With the world watching and eagerly waiting for any information regarding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, it was the Royal Australian Navy’s Imagery Specialists and Public Relations Officers who became the maritime storytellers.
Members of HMAS Success’ ship’s company paused at sunset to commemorate the lives of eight fellow Royal Australian Navy and Royal Navy seafarers, as their ashes were committed to the sea near Lord Howe Island last weekend.
Commander Lin Wan of the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) has been farewelled from HMAS Success following a successful 12-day placement as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.
More than a thousand miles away from the nearest coast, men and women on ships deployed to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN spent the traditional long-weekend ‘break’ scouring the ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
The crew of HMAS Success have not wavered in their efforts in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the vast southern Indian Ocean.
The crew of Royal Australian Navy supply ship HMAS Success continue to conduct high tempo operations as the search for wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 nears the end of its fifth week.