Section: Operations

HMAS Darwin intercepts 952kg of drugs in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), AB Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Members of HMAS Darwin intercept a dhow off the coast of Africa.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Members of HMAS Darwin intercept a dhow off the coast of Africa.

HMAS Darwin has seized almost one tonne of heroin during three consecutive vessel interceptions off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU. 

On yer bike on operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author and photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel from Task Group Afghanistan pose with their bicycles and other vehicles they use to get around their base at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)

Australian Defence Force personnel from Task Group Afghanistan pose with their bicycles and other vehicles they use to get around their base at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

Deploying to Afghanistan, cyclists might expect to hang up the helmet and lycra, but some Australian Defence Force personnel have found a simple way to keep fit and conduct their day-to-day work efficiently.

Navy officer on UN mission

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Lieutenant Tim Stroud is a Naval Police Coxswain officer and is deployed as part of the 12-member contingent for Operation Paladin which contributes to the UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Tim Stroud is a Naval Police Coxswain officer and is deployed as part of the 12-member contingent for Operation Paladin which contributes to the UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel.

Lieutenant Tim Stroud admits overlooking the desert landscape of Lebanon as part of a United Nations mission is not where most people would expect to find a Navy officer.

Fisheries patrols build relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Wollongong, Lieutenant Mark Doggett is greeted by traditional Balinese dancers on the wharf after the ship entered Benoa Harbour. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Executive Officer HMAS Wollongong, Lieutenant Mark Doggett is greeted by traditional Balinese dancers on the wharf after the ship entered Benoa Harbour.

Ships and aircraft from the Australian Defence Force and the Indonesian Armed Forces engaged recently for the fifth Australian-Indonesian Coordinated Patrol of fisheries on the respective sides of the boundary of the two nations’ Exclusive Economic Zones

Australia and Indonesia combine to detect, deter and prosecute illegal fishing

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Wollongong send their boarding party team to investigate a vessel for possible breaches of Australian laws. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Wollongong send their boarding party team to investigate a vessel for possible breaches of Australian laws.

Defence units from Australia and Indonesia recently united to patrol fisheries located between the two nations to ensure that lawful practices were being used in the nation's respective exclusive economic zones.

Australian-led Maritime Counter-Terrorism Task Force home from successful deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ B Maddock (author), MC2 Ryan D. McLearnon (photographer)

Commander CMF, Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, US Navy (centre) witnesses Royal Navy Commodore Robinson (right) assume command of CTF 150 from Royal Australian Navy Commodore Jaimie Hatcher. (photo: MC2 Ryan D. McLearnon)

Commander CMF, Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, US Navy (centre) witnesses Royal Navy Commodore Robinson (right) assume command of CTF 150 from Royal Australian Navy Commodore Jaimie Hatcher.

An Australian-led Maritime Command team has been hailed for their success against the illegal trade of drugs and weapons in the Middle East and northern Indian Ocean as part of the multinational Combined Maritime Forces.

The many hats of a patrol boat Coxswain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon holds officer of the watch responsibilities onboard HMAS Wollongong at sea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon holds officer of the watch responsibilities onboard HMAS Wollongong at sea.

As the Navy Police Coxswain in the Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong, Petty Officer Coxswain Michelle Cannon undertakes a wide range of duties essential to the daily life on board a Navy Ship.

Learning to drive

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Lieutenant Luke Deering takes a bearing of the sunrise using the pelorus onboard HMAS Wollongong. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Luke Deering takes a bearing of the sunrise using the pelorus onboard HMAS Wollongong.

Four trainee Maritime Warfare Officers embarked in HMAS Wollongong are currently consolidating their ability to drive a warship as they undertake one of the sea phases of their training.

808 Squadron return from Operation FIJI ASSIST

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Personnel from 808 Squadron returned to HMAS Albatross after a period attached to HMAS Canberra which was deployment to OP FIJI ASSIST 2016 - the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance relief to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Personnel from 808 Squadron returned to HMAS Albatross after a period attached to HMAS Canberra which was deployment to OP FIJI ASSIST 2016 - the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance relief to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Personnel from 808 Squadron returned to HMAS Albatross recently after a five-week deployment on Operation FIJI ASSIST. The aircrew, engineers and three MRH90 helicopters formed part of the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance relief to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Old and new methods combine for operational effectiveness

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems David Siyver  and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Taylor Burgess on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems David Siyver and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Taylor Burgess on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong.

Australian and Indonesian mariners have fine-tuned their ability to communicate effectively during a recent exercise and cooperative maritime patrols.