Navy Daily Navy Daily provides the online delivery of news stories about Royal Australian Navy's daily activities. en Copyright 2019, Navy Daily Mon, 16 Dec 2019 18:59:01 +1000 60 Newscoop Navy Daily Young Endeavour’s 31st year under sail <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="STS Young Endeavour Staff Crew 2019: Young Endeavour ship’s company pictured at Garden Island, Sydney with Commanding Officer, LCDR Andrew Callander, centre back row." /> <br /> It has been a busy year for the Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour - a whopping 377 young Australians aged 16-23 stepped aboard for one of 15 eleven-day voyages that saw the brigantine sail from Hobart and as far north as Cairns. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: Ms Natalie Staples Mon, 16 Dec 2019 16:00:00 +1000 Shore Force upgrades keep pace with enhanced fleet capability <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="The new CrossFit room at the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct gymnasium, Darwin, NT." /> <br /> As Navy’s Fleet and war-fighting capabilities continue to grow with significant investments, 2019 has also been an important year to sustain that capability with improvements to its facilities on shore. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: LEUT Geoff Long Mon, 16 Dec 2019 09:00:01 +1000 Canberra crew scales down for charity <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="A member HMAS Canberra's ship's company abseils down the side of HMAS Canberra during a charity abseiling event." /> <br /> It’s not every day that ship’s company gets to abseil down the side of one of the largest vessels ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy, but volunteers from HMAS Canberra and HMAS Kuttabul did just that in the name of charity. <br style="clear:both;" /> Community By: LEUT Geoff Long Sun, 15 Dec 2019 16:00:02 +1000 Minehunter MTs duo in Diamantina <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Seaman Amelia Ambrose, left, stands with marine technician colleague, Able Seaman Helena Siyangkabuth in the engine room onboard HMAS Diamantina." /> <br /> Female marine technicians are rarely seen serving in Huon-class minehunters. Two female ‘stokers’ are currently bucking the trend - both serving in HMAS Diamantina. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: CMDR Kelli Lunt Sun, 15 Dec 2019 09:00:03 +1000 Cerberus wins best establishment award <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, presents the Governor's Cup to Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CMS, RAN, at Ceremonial Divisions at HMAS Cerberus. Vic." /> <br /> HMAS Cerberus has been named the recipient of the Governor’s Cup for 2019, an award presented to the Royal Australian Navy Shore Establishment that has excelled in all aspects of operations, safety, training and support to the Fleet. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: LEUT Dave Devlin Sat, 14 Dec 2019 16:00:03 +1000 People-focused for deployments <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Paul and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician David Walker on the ship's satellite WiFi (known as a ‘Quality of Life’ initiative) which was installed in the lead up to their deployment on board HMAS Gascoyne." /> <br /> In an era when Navy is prioritising its people, the officers and sailors of HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne can attest that the tide is turning in the right direction as a number of initiatives were implemented for their recent Maritime East Asia Deployment. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: CMDR Kelli Lunt Sat, 14 Dec 2019 09:00:02 +1000 ADF personnel commence support to IMSC headquarters <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="L-R: Squadron Leader Carl Godwin; Lieutenant Commander Daniel McCall; Lieutenant Commander Glenn Suffolk; Lieutenant Commander Darren Cooper and Warrant Officer Dean McLeod at the International Maritime Security Construct Headquarters in the Middle East." /> <br /> Australian Defence Force support for the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) has been strengthened with the deployment of Navy and Air Force members to the IMSC headquarters in Bahrain. <br style="clear:both;" /> Operations By: Department of Defence Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:00:02 +1000 Navy Minehunters return from record-setting deployment <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="HMAS Gascoyne sails through Sydney Harbour on her return from a North East Asian deployment." /> <br /> Two Royal Australian Navy Minehunters, HMAS Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne, have returned home just in time for Christmas, following a successful overseas deployment that saw them travel a record distance. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: LEUT Ryan Zerbe Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:13:01 +1000 Creativity, humour key to a PTIs job at sea <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Navy Physical Training Instructor Shannon Evans runs a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Hobart." /> <br /> Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Shannon Evans says creativity and a sense of humour helped her thrive amid the unique challenges of working at sea during her East Asia Deployment in HMAS Hobart.  <br style="clear:both;" /> People By: LEUT Louella Yu Fri, 13 Dec 2019 09:00:02 +1000 New DG ‘takes the con’ at Maritime Operations headquarters <img src="" width="500" height="333" alt="Commodore Matthew Buckley, CSC, RAN, presents Commodore Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, with ‘the con’ for Director General Maritime Operations at Headquarters Joint Operations Command, with personnel from Maritime Operations." /> <br /> As a milestone year for the Royal Australian Navy’s evolution towards concurrent task group operations draws to a close, the ‘con’ of Navy’s Maritime Operations organisation has transitioned from Commodore Matt Buckley to Commodore Darren Grogan. <br style="clear:both;" /> Fleet By: LCDR Des Paroz Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:00:03 +1000