Section: Operations

Arunta conquering the drug trade

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta personnel account for the illegal narcotics seized while on patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta personnel account for the illegal narcotics seized while on patrol in the Middle East region.

HMAS Arunta has continued her tradition of successful deployments to the Middle East by seizing more than 800kg of hashish during maritime security operations.

Deployed sailors get top level support

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN chats with Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Lauren Hansford, during his visit to Australia's main operating base, Camp Baird, in the Middle East region. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN chats with Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Lauren Hansford, during his visit to Australia's main operating base, Camp Baird, in the Middle East region.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight, passed through Camp Baird in late December as part of their visit to the Middle East region and HMAS Arunta deployed to Operation MANITOU.

Jack Tar meets Jack Frost in Antarctic survey

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Michael Kumpis (author)

Leading Seaman McKee preparing the Antarctic Survey Vessel, Wyatt Earp, for Operation Southern Discovery. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman McKee preparing the Antarctic Survey Vessel, Wyatt Earp, for Operation Southern Discovery.

When Leading Seaman Marine Technician Shaun McKee joined the Navy he never anticipated that he would be located on the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent in the world.

Arunta replenishes as part of Combined Maritime Force

Published on by Lieutenant Pat Velu (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta (151) and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Walter S Diehl in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta (151) and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Walter S Diehl in the Middle East region.

Deployed to the Middle East region, HMAS Arunta recently completed her first underway replenishment in the Gulf of Aden, in company with United States Naval Ship Walter S. Diehl and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer.

Arunta boarding training with the US Coast Guard

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lieutenant Owen Grylls (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett is taken through a boarding exercise by Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Christopher Lindeman at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett is taken through a boarding exercise by Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Christopher Lindeman at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain.

HMAS Arunta visited Bahrain for her first port visit after commencing operations in the Middle East honing their skills for future patrols.

Strengthening relationships for Manitou mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Steven Christensen (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Cameron Steil, RAN, welcomes Chief of Staff - Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, Group Captain Nathan Christie aboard HMAS Arunta during a visit to Muscat, Oman. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Cameron Steil, RAN, welcomes Chief of Staff - Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, Group Captain Nathan Christie aboard HMAS Arunta during a visit to Muscat, Oman.

Staff from Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 recently joined HMAS Arunta in Muscat, Oman, for a day of briefings prior to Arunta commencing operations in the Middle East region.

Commonwealth colleagues prepare for task

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Natasha Callan (author and photographer)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Eric Mellberg, Captain Scott, Lieutenant RainaTaggart and Lieutenant diju Kanjiraparambil conduct CTF 150 preparations in Halifax. (photo: LEUT Natasha Callan)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Eric Mellberg, Captain Scott, Lieutenant RainaTaggart and Lieutenant diju Kanjiraparambil conduct CTF 150 preparations in Halifax.

A group of Navy personnel have acclimatised after completing their staff integration and mission validation in Halifax for the forthcoming rotation with the Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East.  

HMAS Darwin completes earthquake relief

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Ryan Taylor (left) and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor Stevenson (right) speak with Kaikoura resident Andrew Spencer.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Ryan Taylor (left) and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor Stevenson (right) speak with Kaikoura resident Andrew Spencer.

HMAS Darwin has completed her mission in earthquake ravaged Kaikoura, New Zealand.

NZ relief team complete tasking

This article has photo gallery Published on by New Zealand Department of Defence (author), CPL Amanda McErlich (photographer), LAC Chad Sharman (photographer)

About 120 sailors from Australia, Canada and the US joined colleagues from the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha to form a multinational team that went ashore in Kaikoura to support relief efforts. (photo: LAC Chad Sharman)

About 120 sailors from Australia, Canada and the US joined colleagues from the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha to form a multinational team that went ashore in Kaikoura to support relief efforts.

In an exceptionally Kiwi way, the New Zealand Defence Force thanked a multinational crew of Australian, Canadian and US military personnel for supporting its disaster relief operation during a traditional powhiri at Kaikoura’s local marae.

Medics essential on the open seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black in the sickbay onboard HMAS Perth. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black in the sickbay onboard HMAS Perth.

A medic is an essential sailor on a Navy ship heading out on an operational deployment. There is no floating hospital in the middle of an ocean to assist sailors, nor is there an ambulance. There is only a helicopter to take people back to land.