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.
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.
November 10, 2020 by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)
Students and instructors and special guest Director Training Authority - Maritime Warfare, Captain Heath Robertson, CSC, HADC, RAN, (second from left, front row), stand together for their first group photo after the opening of the new Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.
Penguin in Sydney a new Boatswain Faculty has been opened to enhance Boatswain training supporting units in the region.
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.
Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jamie Lord runs daily fitness classes on HMAS Ballarat, currently en route to Exercise MALABAR.
Members of HMAS
Ballarat have taken their physical fitness commitment to another level by completing 155 laps around the flight deck - the number of laps equivalent to the frigate's pennant number.
Midshipman Nicholas Croke uses the bridge wing pelorus to keep the ship navigationally safe, during HMAS Gascoyne’s Task Group Certification at sea.
With an already busy year full of work ups, maintenance and task group certifications and the additional challenges of COVID-19, 2020 has seen the continuation of training opportunities onboard HMAS
Japanese Ship Ōnami (DD-111) passes port side of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020.
Australian frigate HMAS
Ballarat has joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the navies of the United States and India to take part in Exercise MALABAR 2020.
November 08, 2020 by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)
Survey Boat 'Polaris' conducts manoeuvres at high speed with HMAS Adelaide in the background during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.
Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit has deployed a new type of small survey craft from HMAS
Adelaide for the first time.
Australian Army helicopters, front to back, ARH-Tiger from the 1st Aviation Regiment, MRH-90 and CH-47F Chinook from the 5th Aviation Regiment conducting deck landing certifications onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.
Army helicopter crews from three different aircraft types have renewed their deck landing qualifications on HMAS
Adelaide ahead of the coming high-risk weather season.
L-R: Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Deneki Stewart; Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Tanya Maksimovic; Petty Officer Hydrographic Systems Manager David Neaves; and Lieutenant Jared Willans in front the Fly Away Survey Kit mounted on a vessel of opportunity.
A Navy Hydrographic Survey Team could not get a drink from an old watering hole they found during an exercise in Far North Queensland recently, even though it was surrounded by water.