Search results for: HMAS Darwin

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  • 14 August 2014

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Perth frigate has recently passed through King George’s Sound into the city of Albany, Western Australia.   HMAS Perth spent five days in the Western Australian Exercise Area conducting Naval Gunfire on the Lancelin Naval range, navigation training, damage control exercises, and working in company with HMAS Darwin and her Seahawk helicopter as […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMAS Toowoomba deployed as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region to support maritime security including counter-piracy and counter-narcotics operations.   Commanding Officer Commander Catherine Hayes, who will be the first female to lead an Australian ship to the region, said the past months of intensive training had prepared the sailors and officers for the […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Personnel in the Australian coastal mine hunter HMAS Yarra have used their diving expertise to recover an anchor and shackles weighing one tonne from the seabed near Ashmore Island.   The anchor, belonging to Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Bundaberg, was cut lose when it firmly wedged beneath a large boulder and the sea floor […]

  • 4 July 2014

    Three recreational fishermen are grateful for the crew of HMAS Launceston who came to their aid off the Northern Territory coast this month.   The Armidale class patrol boat (crewed by Assail One) was conducting a routine maritime security patrol in the vicinity of Luxmere Head at dusk on Sunday, 22 June when it responded […]

  • 17 June 2014

    The Indian Navy Ship INS Sahyadri’s visit to Darwin last week marked the first time since 1951 that an Indian warship has visited the top end port.   Sahyardri, the most modern warship in the Indian Fleet, was hosted by HMAS Perth alongside Darwin between 10-12 June, before conducting a PASSEX (passing exercise) and in-company […]

  • 30 April 2014

    Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Launceston has apprehended a foreign fishing vessel suspected of illegally fishing in Australian waters, about 180 nautical miles north-west of Darwin.   Under the coordination of Border Protection Command (BPC), and working closely with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), HMAS Launceston detected and intercepted the foreign fishing vessel on Sunday, […]

  • 21 March 2014

    After completing an Operation RESOLUTE deployment in Darwin, HMAS Ballarat commenced a fast transit down the West Coast towards Fleet Base West. Ballarat was in company with HMAS Success as they passed through one of the most important areas on Australia’s long coastline.   The North West shelf resource region makes a considerable contribution towards […]

  • 21 February 2014

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) HMAS Childers has arrived in Darwin after participating in Milan 2014, the biannual international naval event hosted by the Indian Navy in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from 5–9 February 2014.   Milan 2014 was designed to increase maritime cooperation, interoperability and mutual understanding among navies of the Indian Ocean […]

  • 16 January 2014

    A new Commanding Officer took the helm of HMAS Coonawarra during a formal handover-takeover ceremony in Darwin in December.   As a former Commanding Officer of Fremantle and Armidale Class Patrol Boats (ACPB), Commander (CMDR) John Navin relieved CMDR Ben Favelle. CMDR Navin said that the main focus under his command will be to continue […]

  • 28 November 2013
    Training & Education

    HS BLUE Crew embarked in HMAS Melville recently to complete maritime skills evaluation, unit readiness evaluation and mission readiness evaluation before proceeding on survey operations near Bathurst Island, Northern Territory. During a break in surveying, HS BLUE made a detour to the military practice areas west of Darwin for some gunnery continuation training. Using parachute […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Success has successfully completed her first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) as part of Sea Qualification Trials, just days after returning to sea. In flat seas and heavy rain Success held a steady course in preparation for HMAS Darwin (CMDR Terrence Morrison) to approach and hook up for the RAS (L). As Darwin appeared through […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Minister for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP, made his first visit to the Headquarters Northern Command and HMAS Coonawarra yesterday, where he met with personnel and toured the Navy’s most northerly base. After an invigorating physical training session with personnel from AWARE One, Mr Chester toured one of Navy’s […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Hundreds of Darwin residents turned out to welcome the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy as they exercised their right of Freedom of Entry to the City yesterday. More than 150 personnel of the Royal Australian Navy and 50 of the Royal Thai Navy marched through the Darwin Central Business District to the […]

  • 8 October 2013

    Three Australian occupants of a disabled sailing vessel, 105 nautical miles north west of Darwin are back on terra firma this week thanks to assistance by Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Albany. Albany detected a distress beacon from the sailing vessel Su Ying on Monday and arrived at the vessel’s location in the early hours of Tuesday morning. On […]

  • 27 September 2013

    HMAS Newcastle has handed over security operations for Operation SLIPPER in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Middle East to HMAS Melbourne. Newcastle has provided maritime security around the Horn of Africa, conducted counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations in the Gulf of Aden and executed counter-terrorism activities since 28 May 2013. The Guided […]

  • 12 September 2013

    A joint effort by the Headquarters Northern Command and Navy mine hunter HMAS Huon has lead to the recovery of a merchant vessel’s high speed rescue craft, which was adrift in the Timor Sea for more than six days. The grateful owner, oil rig tender MV Far Grip lost the craft on Monday 2 September […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Wollongong has made a rendezvous with HMA Ships Sirius, Warramunga and Sydney in the Timor Sea to conduct mariner skills training. HMA Ships Sirius, Warramunga and Sydney have patrolled Northern Australian waters this month as part of Exercise BLUE RAPTOR. The aim of BLUE RAPTOR was to provide an […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS Melbourne set sail for a six-month operational deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. Family and friends of the 234 strong ship’s company gathered at Garden Island, Sydney, to farewell the Adelaide Class Frigate as she departed for Operation SLIPPER duties. Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, Commander Australian Surface […]

  • 12 July 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Shepparton’s Hydrographic Department have been hard at work, conducting high resolution surveys of the Australian coastline.  The Paluma Class Survey Motor Launch (SML) is currently conducting survey operations between Clarence Strait and the approaches to Darwin Harbour.  Commanding Officer of Shepparton, Lieutenant Commander Michael Kumpis says the aim of this survey is to support the transit of large […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The new Living In Accommodation for single ADF members at HMAS Coonawarra was officially opened in a ceremony today at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin. Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon said Project Single Living Environment and Accommodation Precinct (Single LEAP) Phase 2 would deliver improved accommodation across 14 bases around Australia. “Single LEAP is […]

  • 19 September 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Sirius showed off her might in the recent ‘Sail Morotai’ deployment which, after a successful departure from Exercise KAKADU 2012, saw her transit from Darwin to the small island of Morotai, Indonesia. Located in the North Maluku Province, Morotai is Indonesia’s northernmost island and home to a small population who, until now, were isolated […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Training & Education

    On the evening of 28 February/1 March 1942, two proud ships fought together against overwhelming odds by facing the Japanese Western Java Invasion Convoy in the midst of the Sunda Strait. HMAS Perth (I) and USS Houston were both torpedoed and sank within 30 minutes of the other, consigning almost a thousand US and Australian sailors […]

  • 8 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Perth is savouring its RIMPAC 2012 experience, taking out the coveted Gunnery championship trophy. Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) Rodeo Championship was judged on consistency of accuracy, measured from the distance from the aim point to the observed impact point. The results are measured using an acoustic range which provides a high degree of […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Perth has completed an advanced air warfare weapons event during a multinational firing serial at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, the world’s largest maritime exercise in Hawaii. HMAS Perth joined HMAS Darwin in a six-ship formation with Canadian and US ships that conducted a coordinated ‘defence’ of the group against multiple target […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Perth has completed an advanced air warfare weapons event during a multinational firing serial at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, the world’s largest maritime exercise in Hawaii. HMAS Perth joined HMAS Darwin in a six-ship formation with Canadian and US ships that conducted a coordinated ‘defence’ of the group against multiple target […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Dundee Beach, south of Darwin was the venue on Friday for the culmination of two weeks of training for seven Royal Australian Navy ships participating in Exercise TRITON THUNDER 01-12. HMA Ships Ararat, Larrakia, Diamantina, Gascoyne, Balikpapan, Shepparton, Benalla, AS350BA Squirrel Helicopters from Navy’s 723 Squadron joined Landing Craft and Unimog trucks operated by Army’s […]