Topic: Operations

HMAS Darwin strikes again against drug smugglers

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Over six tons of hashish seized during a recent boarding placed on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin, prior to destruction. Hashish was contained in 306 hessian bags each containing approximately 20 one kilogram coffee bags, a sample of which can be seen on top. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Over six tons of hashish seized during a recent boarding placed on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin, prior to destruction. Hashish was contained in 306 hessian bags each containing approximately 20 one kilogram coffee bags, a sample of which can be seen on top.

HMAS Darwin has struck again against drug smugglers, intercepting another vessel in the Arabian Sea and seizing more than 6.2 tonnes of narcotics with an estimated street value of almost $250 million.

HMAS Parramatta visits Noumea ahead of Operation SOLANIA patrol

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta prepares to berth in Noumea, New Caledonia, during a port visit as part of Operation Solania. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta prepares to berth in Noumea, New Caledonia, during a port visit as part of Operation Solania.

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta visited Noumea, New Caledonia between Friday 27 and Sunday 29 June before commencing a patrol as part of Operation SOLANIA.

HMAS Parramatta departs for the South Pacific

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Crew from HMAS Parramatta line up on the flight deck as the ship departs Sydney Harbour for Operation SOLANIA. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Crew from HMAS Parramatta line up on the flight deck as the ship departs Sydney Harbour for Operation SOLANIA.

The Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Parramatta departed Sydney this week on a three week deployment to the South Pacific, as part of Australia’s Operation SOLANIA.

Australian crew strengthens regional partnerships during Indonesian exercise

Published on by Ardent One (author), LSCIS Ellise Holl (photographer), ABCIS Kristi Burgess (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.  (photo: LSCIS Ellise Holl, ABCIS Kristi Burgess)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.

Ardent One, embarked in HMAS Launceston, participated in the Multilateral Naval Exercise KOMODO from 29 March to 3 April 2014.

ATTACK ONE on target

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

ATTACK ONE personnel from HMAS Albany proceed in rigid hull inflatable boats to a simulated Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel (SIEV) during their Mission Readiness Evaluation by Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessel. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

ATTACK ONE personnel from HMAS Albany proceed in rigid hull inflatable boats to a simulated Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel (SIEV) during their Mission Readiness Evaluation by Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessel.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew ATTACK ONE has been deemed mission ready for Operation RESOLUTE following two weeks of training by Sea Training Unit – Minor War Vessels and a final assessment by the senior assessor Commodore Warfare.

Australia and Indonesia combine forces to tackle illegal fishing

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Patrol Boat Crew ARDENT Three's boarding team conducts a fisheries boarding on a vessel of interest in Northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Patrol Boat Crew ARDENT Three's boarding team conducts a fisheries boarding on a vessel of interest in Northern Australian waters.

Illegal fishing has been the focus of the combined Australian Defence Force and Indonesian armed forces operation AUSINDO CORPAT, conducted in the waters that separate the two countries.

'Professionalism and skill' displayed by Navy crew to save stricken sailors at Christmas Island, says ATSB report

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

A merchant sailor jumps from the sinking merchant ship Tycoon while a Royal Australian Navy RHIB crew manoeuvres to retrieve him from the water. Image republished with permission of Australian Federal Police. (photo: Australian Federal Police)

A merchant sailor jumps from the sinking merchant ship Tycoon while a Royal Australian Navy RHIB crew manoeuvres to retrieve him from the water. Image republished with permission of Australian Federal Police.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report has found that two Navy crews displayed ‘professionalism and skill’ while saving merchant sailors from the sea at Christmas Island in 2012.

HMAS Huon to the rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABCIS Meaghan Paton (photographer)

HMAS Huon's (MHC Crew II, LCDR Jace Hutchison) dive boat circles while buffer, POMW Bob Geldof and LSMT Jamie Pottie investigate the condition of the rescue craft from merchant vessel Far Grip. (photo: ABCIS Meaghan Paton)

HMAS Huon's (MHC Crew II, LCDR Jace Hutchison) dive boat circles while buffer, POMW Bob Geldof and LSMT Jamie Pottie investigate the condition of the rescue craft from merchant vessel Far Grip.

A joint effort by the Headquarters Northern Command and Navy mine hunter HMAS Huon has lead to the recovery of a merchant vessel's high speed rescue craft, which was adrift in the Timor Sea for more than six days.

HMAS Sydney returns home

Published on by SBLT Sarah McDonagh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

A friendly wave as families and friends of HMAS Sydney's crew wait as HMAS Sydney passes HMAS Tobruk on the way to the berth at her home base at Fleet Base East. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

A friendly wave as families and friends of HMAS Sydney's crew wait as HMAS Sydney passes HMAS Tobruk on the way to the berth at her home base at Fleet Base East.

Following a successful deployment to North East Asia, HMAS Sydney (IV) has returned home to a warm welcome from family and friends on the wharf at Fleet Base East.

HMAS Newcastle steers for home

Published on by POEW Ben White (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's Commanding Officer CMDR Paul O'Grady waves farewell and good luck to HMAS Melbourne as the two ships pass each other, with Newcastle returning home and Melbourne on her way to the Middle East area of Operations. (photo: POEW Ben White)

HMAS Newcastle's Commanding Officer CMDR Paul O'Grady waves farewell and good luck to HMAS Melbourne as the two ships pass each other, with Newcastle returning home and Melbourne on her way to the Middle East area of Operations.

HMAS Newcastle has handed over security operations for Operation SLIPPER in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Middle East to HMAS Melbourne.