HMA Ships depart Subic Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Topic(s): HMAS Anzac (F150), HMAS Toowoomba (F156), South East Asia Deployment, HMAS Success (OR 304)

HMAS Anzac's crew prepare the ship for departure from Subic Bay in the Philippines during their South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)
HMAS Anzac's crew prepare the ship for departure from Subic Bay in the Philippines during their South East Asia Deployment.

A Philippine Navy band unit assembled on the wharf in Subic Bay as HMAS Anzac departed for its next destination of the South East Asia Deployment.

During an eventful three day port visit, personnel from Anzac and replenishment ship HMAS Success enjoyed a welcome ceremony, Goodwill Sports Day and the opportunity to tour the local area.

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician David Heldt said it was a great experience.

“The atmosphere was really relaxed.

“It was also good to have Success visit Subic Bay at the same time.”

HMA Ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success will take part in the South East Asia deployment for approximately three months.

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Commander Grant Zilko said the ship would play a vital role in the logistics sustainment of the task group throughout the deployment.

“We have conducted a fuel Replenishment at Sea with Anzac following the three day visit to Subic Bay.

“HMAS Success is deployed to South East Asia as an integral part of the Australian task group,” Commander Zilko said.

The ships will visit a number of ports in South East Asia in order to strengthen relationships and interoperability with some of Australia’s close partners in South East Asia region.