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  • 15 December 2016
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    Landing ship, HMAS Choules is under new management with Commander Chris Aulmann handing over the weight to Commander Dave Graham, while in the vicinity of Cairns, Queensland recently. During his time at the helm, between November 2014 and December 2016, Commander Aulmann and the crew spent 318 days at sea; participated in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s battle tanker HMAS Success has recently welcomed aboard the vice chief of the Timor-Leste Defence Force during a visit to the nation’s capital, Dili. Commanding Officer of Success, Commander Michael Letts, showed Brigadier General Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus around the warship before hosting a luncheon onboard. Commander Letts said Navy maintained […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide III has marked her first visit to the city of Adelaide by delivering vehicles and personnel for the Australian Army’s Exercise Hamel 2016. Over 600 personnel from four military services have joined the Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious ship, HMAS Adelaide for a transit from Brisbane to Adelaide […]

  • 16 June 2016
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    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide embarked U.S. Marines and Australian and U.S. Army forces from the 2016 Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D) to transit from Brisbane to Adelaide to join Exercise Hamel. The transit on HMAS Adelaide from 15-23 June provides an opportunity for both forces to practice joint training in a range […]

  • 29 February 2016
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    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne returned to her Sydney homeport on February 28 after 203 days of deployment and five narcotics seizures. In the five interceptions, the frigate seized a total of 977 kg of heroin valued at approximately $390 million. Melbourne was operating within Combined Task Force 150, which is one of […]

  • 11 February 2016
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    Having seized almost a tonne of heroin and made more than 50 boarding operations, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne is now returning home to Australia. The guided missile frigate handed over maritime security responsibilities to sister ship, HMAS Darwin, after five months of operations in support of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and more than six […]

  • 4 February 2016
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    The crew of the Royal Australian Navy’s guided missile frigate HMAS Melbourne made their fifth drug seizure in Operation Manitou as they seized around 65kg of heroin from a dhow in the Indian Ocean. The hidden drugs were discovered when Melbourne’s boarding party searched a suspect vessel during Melbourne’s last maritime security patrol with the multinational Combined Maritime Forces […]

  • 29 December 2015
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    The Royal Australian Navy’s frigate HMAS Melbourne pulled off the fourth drug seizure since September 2015. Melbourne’s crew seized more than 100 kilograms of heroin from a fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean. The ship’s boarding party conducted a search of a vessel on December 26 and discovered 118kg of drugs hidden inside which was […]

  • 13 July 2015
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    Australian Navy’s HMAS Huon departed HMAS Waterhen in Sydney recently to head north on a three-month deployment in support of border protection duties as part of Operation RESOLUTE. Having recently completed a Tactical Data System Upgrade, trials and Mine Warfare Officers’ Course support, the crew are now looking forward to operationally focussed tasking in the […]

  • 13 April 2015
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    Australian Navy’s HMAS Diamantina recently had a successful six day port visit to Dili, East Timor, to provide training to the local Naval component. Two Falantil-Forcas Defensa Timor Leste officers, Sub Lieutenants Santos and Nascimento, embarked on a two day sea ride for the transit back to Darwin where Diamantina resumed her duties in support […]

  • 6 January 2015
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    HMAS Stuart wrapped up 2014 in style with a families’ cruise on 18 December to thank those who had supported the ship over what was a long and demanding year for the ‘Tartan Terror’. Nearly 200 visitors joined the crew of Stuart for a short day of sailing through Sydney Harbour and off the NSW […]

  • 22 December 2014
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    HMAS Stuart has wrapped up a successful port visit to its hometown of Devonport, Tasmania, with over 1,800 locals getting a tour of the ship. Between 12-14 December the ship’s company exercised their freedom of entry with a march through the town centre and opened the ship up to the public. The Devonport locals took […]

  • 10 December 2014
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    After a challenging year bringing HMAS Arunta out of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade and a deployment around Australia including participating as lead ship in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event, Arunta’s Commanding Officer, Commander David Tietzel handed over command of the ship to Commander David Landon in a ceremony on the flight deck. The changing […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    French Navy ship FS Vendemiaire and HMAS Diamantina had a sea-borne rendezvous on 29 October, conducting exercises prior to visiting the port of Darwin. Vendemiaire is undertaking a two month regional deployment around SE Asia. The corvette was keen to interact with Royal Australian Navy units for valuable training and to improve interoperability between the […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMAS Huon recently departed HMAS Waterhen to head north on a three-month deployment in support of Operation RESOLUTE. Having recently completed an extensive training and evauation period, the crew are looking forward to developing new skills in support of the operational tasking. After a brief stop in Cairns enroute, Huon will arrive in Darwin before […]

  • 21 October 2014
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    Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Larrakia has honoured the 92 Australians who gave their lives during the liberation of the Philippines during World War Two, by participating in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. A memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives in the battle was unveiled in […]

  • 7 October 2014
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    HMAS Newcastle’s recent transit from Darwin to HMAS Stirling south of Perth was a busy one with the ship patrolling the waters around over 20 oil and gas platforms. Commanding Officer of Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, said the importance of providing an Australian Defence Force presence in the north of Australia could not be understated. […]

  • 6 October 2014
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    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Anzac Class frigate HMAS Arunta sailed into Sydney this week for the first time since completing the Anti Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade in Western Australia. Welcoming Arunta back to Fleet Base East was Commodore Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, the RAN’s Commander Surface Force. “Arunta is the second of the […]

  • 2 September 2014
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    Over the weekend, the ship’s company of HMAS Stuart, weighed anchor to mark the start of the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014.   Stuart led the ‘Red Force’ Task Group 628.2 out of Darwin Harbour, before conducting Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres with members of the Command Task Group. HMA Ships Arunta and Newcastle, […]

  • 1 September 2014
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    At 0900 hours on Sunday 31 August, HMAS Sydney took the lead of ‘Blue Force’ Task Group 628.1, consisting of JS Hatakaze from Japan and BRP Ramon Alcaraz from the Philippines, sailing in formation from Darwin Harbour to kick off the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014.   Exercise KAKADU is focused on developing high-end […]

  • 1 September 2014
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    Before the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014 kicked off, teams from HMAS Stuart and BRP Ramon Alcraz took the opportunity to conduct additional joint training to exchange expertise and develop skills in boarding operations.   The training was conducted under the watchful eye of Petty Officer Chris Whittaker of the Minor War Vessel Sea […]

  • 1 September 2014
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    In preparation for Exercise KAKADU 2014 , HMAS Sydney and Japanese Navy Ship JS Hatakaze conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) en route to Darwin 22-24 August 2014.   Throughout the time ‘in company’ together, the ships conducted Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres (OOWMANS), Replenishment at Sea Approaches (RASAPS), visual signalling exercises, publication exercises (SYNTEX), Screenplay […]

  • 27 August 2014
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    On Tuesday 26 August 2014, HMAS Stuart held a tour for the coalition observers participating in Exercise KAKADU 2014 to familiarise themselves with the ship while it was alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin.   Stuart’s Commanding Officer, Commander Aaron Nye and the ship’s company welcomed the representatives from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, […]

  • 26 August 2014
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    On the first day of Exercise Kakadu 2014, HMA Ships Sydney and Stuart held an Official Reception last night alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin.   Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, Commander Australian Fleet, hosted the event and warmly welcomed representatives from the exercise’s participating nations including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Japan, The Republic of Korea, […]

  • 26 August 2014
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    Known as the homeport for most of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat fleet of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Darwin’s HMAS Coonawarra is currently playing host to the Navy’s largest multinational warfare exercise, Exercise Kakadu.   Coonawarra’s Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mick Doncaster, described the opportunities of welcoming the Australian and international participants to such […]

  • 25 August 2014
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    On Monday 25th of August 2014, members of the Royal Australian Navy’s 723 Squadron visited the Good Shepherd Lutheran College in Darwin as a part of Navy’s community engagement during Exercise Kakadu 2014.   Kakadu 2014 is the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise for the year, occurring in and off the coast of […]