His Majesty’s Armed Forces Tonga Navy LCM VOEA LATE, PPB VOEA PANGAI, Cook Island PPB TE KUKUPA and Samoan PPB NAFANUA
Now in its fourth year the joint maritime surveillance operation, Operation IKA MOANA, has been successful in both terms of its achievements and as a demonstration of the value regional partnerships.
Constable Peter Rivivere of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (left) and Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Leading Seaman Thomas Buchanan 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.
The dangers posed by explosive remnants of war in the Solomon Islands will again be tackled with the commencement of Operation RENDER SAFE 16 over the weekend.
HMAS Perth's MH-60R leaves the flight deck while the ship is in Victoria, Seychelles, to assist the Seychelles' Coast Guard in a search and rescue mission after a civilian boat capsized during the night.
Perth and its embarked MH-60R helicopter supported a search and rescue off the coast of Seychelles on 14 August.
September 08, 2016 by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSEW Luke Newport (photographer)
(L-R) Petty Officer Aircrew Chris Hodgkinson, Lieutenant John Flynn, Lieutenant Ben Thomson and Leading Seaman Aircrew Liam Carruthers in front of the MH-60R helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.
Perth, currently conducting security operations in the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU, is equipped with the Royal Australian Navy’s newest and most capable pieces of technology.
September 02, 2016 by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
HMAS Perth prepare to take over patrol from HMAS Darwin in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
Perth has notched up more-than 10,000 nautical miles since leaving Australia on 7 June, and Commanding Officer, Captain Ivan Ingham, said his crew has now settled in to their Middle East deployment.
Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Mine Warfare Trent Cattell at sea on HMAS Huon
Having grown up surfing the northern beaches of Sydney, Trent Cattell joined the Royal Australian Navy for the lifestyle and the opportunity to serve at sea.
Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Esha Nona checks the Open Circuit Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (OCCABA) in HMAS Perth's Forward Repair Base, to ensure it is ready in case of emergency.
A childhood spent surrounded by water has led to a life on the water for one exceptional Torres Strait islander.
April 01, 2016 by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji.
Canberra has returned to Fleet Base East, Sydney, to the mark the end of her first operational deployment after a month-long commitment to Operation Fiji Assist.
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
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.