Section: Operations

Arunta sails for extended mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Friends and family of HMAS Arunta farewelled their loved ones from the wharf at Fleet Base West as the ship departed for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Friends and family of HMAS Arunta farewelled their loved ones from the wharf at Fleet Base West as the ship departed for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region.

There was a sombre tone at HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, as the 191 men and women serving in HMAS Arunta said goodbye to loved ones and joined the frigate to depart for close to nine months in the Middle East.

Team Perth airs the laundry

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

HMAS Perth proudly shows support and thanks for Aussie Hero Quilts during an operational deployment port visit in Muscat, Oman. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Perth proudly shows support and thanks for Aussie Hero Quilts during an operational deployment port visit in Muscat, Oman.

Creating one of the most unusual sights of her deployment, HMAS Perth's 5-inch gun, harpoon anti-ship missile launchers and forecastle were all draped in hand-made quilts while alongside in Muscat, Oman recently.

Resolute forces unite in Torres Strait

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Bathurst Commanding Officer LCDR David Shirvington and AFMA Officers meets with Saibai Island Council Chief Keri Akiba  (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Bathurst Commanding Officer LCDR David Shirvington and AFMA Officers meets with Saibai Island Council Chief Keri Akiba

HMAS Bathurst has recently conducted a multi-agency Operation RESOLUTE patrol in the Torres Strait with Australian Border Force Vessel Storm Bay and Australian Fisheries and Management Agency officers.

Wildcat revealed from Pacific depths

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Mitchell Hosking (author), Unknown (photographer)

A photo taken by HMAS Huon’s mine disposal vehicle of the open cockpit of the F4F Wildcat. (photo: Unknown)

A photo taken by HMAS Huon’s mine disposal vehicle of the open cockpit of the F4F Wildcat.

The crew of minehunter, HMAS Huon, was able to shed some light on a 70-year-old mystery while deployed to the Solomon Islands recently.

Perth and Makasib united on mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Members from United Arab Emirates Patrol Vessel Makasib with Commanding Officer HMAS Perth, Captain Ivan Ingham, AM, RAN, on the bridge wing of HMAS Perth. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Members from United Arab Emirates Patrol Vessel Makasib with Commanding Officer HMAS Perth, Captain Ivan Ingham, AM, RAN, on the bridge wing of HMAS Perth.

Following a mid-deployment port visit to Dubai, HMAS Perth coordinated a passage exercise with United Arab Emirates Navy vessel P142 Makasib, a Mubarraz class fast attack craft.
 

 

Darwin personnel selected for leadership forum

Published on by MIDN Thomas Watson (author), Unknown (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Troy Stephenson and Chief Petty Officer
Boatswains Mate David Bowden in front of HMAS Darwin. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Troy Stephenson and Chief Petty Officer Boatswains Mate David Bowden in front of HMAS Darwin.

Three members of the ship's company of HMAS Darwin were selected to take part in the second Chief of Defence Force Leadership Forum held in Canberra recently.

Reconnaissance for future operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

(L-R) Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Inspector Kevin Maisa, of the Central Police Station, and Royal Australian Navy officer, Commander Etienne Mulder, Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force, discuss the Shortland Islands while aboard HMAS Diamantina on 2 October, 2016, during an extended reconnaissance in the Western Provinces of the Solomon Islands in search of explosive remnants of war as part of Operation Render Safe. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

(L-R) Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Inspector Kevin Maisa, of the Central Police Station, and Royal Australian Navy officer, Commander Etienne Mulder, Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force, discuss the Shortland Islands while aboard HMAS Diamantina on 2 October, 2016, during an extended reconnaissance in the Western Provinces of the Solomon Islands in search of explosive remnants of war as part of Operation Render Safe.

Operation RENDER SAFE 16 has come to a fitting end in the Solomon Islands following a reconnaissance mission to the Western Provinces that will pave the way for the future destruction of explosive remnants of war.

Duty done in Solomon Islands

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Mitchell Hosking (author), Unknown (photographer)

Explosive remnants of World War II having been transported and ready to be cleared. (photo: Unknown)

Explosive remnants of World War II having been transported and ready to be cleared.

Clearance divers onboard HMAS Huon joined with their international counterparts to dispose of more than 2,500 pieces of unexploded ordnance during a month-long deployment to the Solomon Islands.

Lesson in soccer for Huon

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Mitchell Hosking (author), ABCIS Majtenyi (photographer)

HMAS Huon community engagement at Yandina Community High School (photo: ABCIS Majtenyi)

HMAS Huon community engagement at Yandina Community High School

Crew members from HMAS Huon visited a high school in the Solomon Islands during Operation RENDER SAFE duties for a range of sporting events, including volleyball and soccer.

Land dangers for Navy divers

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Leading Seaman Thomas Buchanan (left) and Constable Peter Rivivere of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force examine two US M43A1 81mm mortars fitted with Type 52 Point Detonating fuses. The two shells will be collected by an Operation Render Safe 16 field team and be moved to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Facility at Hells Point for destruction. (photo: )

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Leading Seaman Thomas Buchanan (left) and Constable Peter Rivivere of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force examine two US M43A1 81mm mortars fitted with Type 52 Point Detonating fuses. The two shells will be collected by an Operation Render Safe 16 field team and be moved to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Facility at Hells Point for destruction.

Navy's Clearance Diving Team One personnel traded their fins for combat boots during land clearance operations in the Solomon Islands for Operation RENDER SAFE.