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  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s hydrographic survey vessel  HMAS Leeuwin set sail from Cairns early January to begin a transit to conduct military data gathering operations in the Bass Strait. A number of Australian Navy cadets and family members from the ship’s company joined the ship for the first day of the deployment. Once the ship had […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s hydrographic survey ship HMAS Leeuwin showed off its skills following a port visit to Jakarta, Indonesia. During a five-day passage from Indonesia to Port Klang, Malaysia, the crew were joined by six members of the Indonesian Navy’s Hydrographic and Oceanographic organization. The aim of the sea ride was to further develop the relationships that had been […]

  • 17 September 2013
    Training & Education

    An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report into the sinking of a merchant ship at Christmas Island in January 2012 has found that two Royal Australian Navy crews embarked in HMA Ships Leeuwin and Maryborough displayed ‘professionalism and skill’ while helping the merchant sailors abandon their stricken vessel. The report details how the general cargo ship […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s hydrography vessel HMAS Leeuwin arrived in Suva, Fiji, on Friday to undertake surveys. The vessel will stay in Fiji for a month and during that time it will work with the Fiji Navy to conduct ocean mapping surveys in Fiji territorial waters and training activities. This is the vessel’s first visit to Fiji in eight […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy cadets had an opportunity to witness hydrographic operations at sea when they embarked in HMAS Leeuwin with Hydrographic Survey Red Crew for a 10 week survey task off Western Australia’s North West Shelf. When Leeuwin sailed from Cairns for trials, the ship’s company took the opportunity to embark cadets from Training Ship Endeavour, located in […]

  • 6 January 2016

    Royal Australian Navy hydrographic ship, HMAS Leeuwin, has been deployed to Papua New Guinea to survey the underwater area to improve the safety of navigation, safety of the environment and to assist with the growth of trade and tourism in the area. Leeuwin’s survey grounds have encompassed Rossel Island and the important strait, Jomard Entrance, […]

  • 13 August 2015

    Australian Navy Hydrographic ship, HMAS Leeuwin has completed a successful tri-nation fisheries operation in the Western Pacific. Operation NASSE was coordinated from Noumea, New Caledonia, and was established to enforce the conservation measures legislated by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. HMAS Leeuwin was undertaking broader duties as part of Operation RESOLUTE and was […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s hydrographic survey vessel HMAS Leeuwin (A245) arrived in Port Moresby, in late October for a five week surveying task to chart waters in the eastern part of Papua New Guinea. The proposed survey mission is of Long Reef and Rossel Island. While in Port Moresby Harbour, Leeuwin’s Commanding Officer, Commander Nic Zillman, hosted […]

  • 12 August 2015

    The ship’s company of Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic ship HMAS Leeuwin was able to share a significant milestone recently with Fijian Navy colleagues. As the Republic of Fiji Navy marked their 40th anniversary on 25 July, Leeuwin was undertaking a survey of uncharted Fijian waters. Leeuwin is currently deployed to Fiji and is surveying waters […]

  • 7 December 2015

    The Australian Survey Motor Launches, HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton, arrived in Papua New Guinea on December 3 to conduct survey operations in the vicinity of Long Reef, in order to provide alternate routes for shipping through the area. Hydrographic Survey Ship, HMAS Leeuwin (HS Red Crew), had been working in the area for the […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first of the three Royal Australian Navy air warfare destroyers, HMAS Hobart, is leading a nine-ship task group on a deployment across North and South East Asia. In addition to being the first ever operational overseas deployment for the lead ship in the class, the deployment is also the navy’s largest this year. Departing […]

  • 7 March 2019

    The search for the Royal Australian Navy’s sunken World War II destroyer HMAS Vampire is underway off the coast of Sri Lanka, with the navies of both countries contributing hydrographic assets to the cause. Nine sailors died when the destroyer HMAS Vampire sank after enduring an intensive Japanese air attack off the Sri Lankan coast. […]

  • 13 December 2019

    Two Royal Australian Navy minehunters have returned home following a successful overseas deployment that saw them travel a record distance, the navy said. HMAS Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne traveled more than thirteen thousand nautical miles in the past four months as they deployed to East Asia for multinational and bilateral exercises in Japan and South […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Training & Education

    24 June marks 100 days to go until the Royal Australian Navy commemorates the arrival of its first fleet 100 years ago with a spectacular International Fleet Review in Sydney from 3 -11 October 2013. Ships from more 20 nations comprising around 40 warships and 17 tall ships, plus 8000 naval personnel will help celebrate […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Daring’s sailors say their participation in the Royal Australian Navy’s 100th birthday celebrations has been a ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’. The Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer has been open to the Australian public for the past two days, with 50,000 people packing the wharves at Barangaroo to see the visiting warships. Able Seaman Scott Beechey and Christopher […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The 3rd of April 2013 marked six months until Sydneysiders experience one of the biggest commemorative events since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games: the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review Sydney 2013. Taking place on Sydney Harbour from 3 -11 October 2013, the International Fleet Review will commemorate the centenary of the first Royal Australian […]

  • 20 March 2017

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Parramatta rescued three South African sailors from a yacht which lost its mast in rough sea approximately 1,300 kilometres southwest of Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia. The three yachtsmen of a 13-metre yacht activated an emergency response beacon late on March 17 intending to abandon the vessel. The resuce was coordinated […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Leading Seaman Marine Technician Bianca Ridley was recently awarded the HMAS WestraliaPOMT Shaun Damian Smith Perpetual Shield by Commodore Training, CDRE Michael Noonan at a Clear Lower Deck Fleet Support Unit – West held on Tuesday 30 April 2013. Also in attendance to assist with the presentation of the award were POMT Smith’s parents, Brian and […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy’s Survey Motor Launch HMAS Mermaid was recently conducting hydrographic survey work in Far North Queensland, Australia and visited the wreck of HMAS Warrnambol (I). The Bathurst class minesweeper was clearing a mine-field in the Great Barrier Reef when on September 13, 1947 she struck a live mine and slowly sank. After resting on the seabed […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    A new class of Royal Australian Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPV) officially started construction in a ceremony in Adelaide on November 15. Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, joined staff from Navy’s Construction Branch in Adelaide today to see the welding of the first two component blocks which will form part of the […]

  • 25 November 2011

    The Minister for Defence and Member for Perth, Stephen Smith MP and the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, congratulated seven West Australian employers and their Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reservists for their outstanding service to the ADF during 2011. A ceremony recognising the employers and their Reservist employees was held last night on […]

  • 10 April 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    One of Navy’s Fleet Support Unit Diesel teams has been praised for their professionalism and workmanship, after carrying out maintenance in HMAS Toowoomba. The work included a top end overhaul of 8V 396 series engines which are the prime movers for the electrical power generators in Anzac Frigates. Some of the work was conducted on […]

  • 24 January 2013

    Australian Hydrographic Office in Wollongong announced that Commodore Rod Nairn, AM, RAN stepped down as Australia’s longest serving Hydrographer and was relieved by Commodore Brett Brace, RAN. “Hydrography has been my life” Commodore Nairn said, “I am immensely proud to have led such a professional service of Navy personnel and Defence civilians who are dedicated […]

  • 4 June 2014

    HMS Somerset and HMAS Darwin, the two top naval crime fighters in the Indian Ocean have met and shared their experiences of half a dozen drugs busts.   Between them they have accounted for seizing £240m of illegal narcotics in the past two months. The duo, directed by a Royal UK Navy-led task force, have […]

  • 17 June 2020

    Seven Royal Australian Navy (RAN) warships sailed in the past week from navy’s Fleet Base East and Fleet Base West to undertake a range of training activities to test newly upgraded systems and exercise as part of a maritime task group.

  • 28 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat and Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg recently completed a series of underway exercises in the waters of South East Asia. The exercises, conducted in international waters from 19-21 April, included close quarters manoeuvring, practicing replenishment at sea activities and conducting anti submarine warfare training utilising helicopters from […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Success, deployed as part of Operation MANITOU, engaged in a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with Royal Navy’s vessel in the Middle East Region. This was Success’ third replenishment evolution and it lasted for approximately one hour. Success transferred almost 150 cubic metres of fuel to HMS Kent. Commanding Officer of the Duke Class, Type […]

  • 28 May 2014

      HMAS Darwin has taken advantage of a cross-deck to exchange ideas with members of the Royal Navy ship HMS Somerset while conducting maritime security patrols in the Arabian Sea.   HMAS Darwin is deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation Slipper’s contribution to the 30-nation Combined Maritime Forces. Eleven […]

  • 18 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard Australian frigate HMAS Darwin and Canadian frigate HMCS Vancouver carried out boarding drills while they were en route to Auckland for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th Anniversary International Naval Review. That was before both ships were retasked to assist the New Zealand with the response to the recent earthquake. Darwin’s boarding officer, Lieutenant James […]