Topic: Operations

'Forever indebted for your efforts’ - solo sailor thanks HMAS Ballarat after daunting rescue

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean.

HMAS Ballarat has returned to port after participating in a search and rescue mission for two solo round-the-world yachtsmen.

HMAS Ballarat on her way home after search and rescue mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Rebecca Ainsworth, RAN (right), MH-60R Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Christopher Evill, RAN (left), and Able Seaman Medic Renne Simmons, rehearse assembling a casualty stretcher as HMAS Ballarat answers a call to assist a maritime emergency in the Indian Ocean. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Rebecca Ainsworth, RAN (right), MH-60R Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Christopher Evill, RAN (left), and Able Seaman Medic Renne Simmons, rehearse assembling a casualty stretcher as HMAS Ballarat answers a call to assist a maritime emergency in the Indian Ocean.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat has praised the proficiency of his ship’s company after the frigate was ordered to crash sail to reach two participants in a global sailing event whose yachts had been de-masted in the Indian Ocean south of Perth.

HMAS Ballarat supports search and rescue for injured Golden Globe race sailors

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HMAS Ballarat steams toward Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean as part of efforts to rescue injured Indian solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Ballarat steams toward Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean as part of efforts to rescue injured Indian solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy.

HMAS Ballarat will reach Amsterdam Island tomorrow, ready to provide medical assistance to Indian Solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy, injured in rough seas approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.

ADF assists in recovery of injured solo yachtsman

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat ship's company prepare to cast off lines ahead of departure from  Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Ballarat ship's company prepare to cast off lines ahead of departure from Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is assisting in the search and rescue effort for an injured solo yachtsman, approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.

HMAS Toowoomba returns from seven-month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

 (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

HMAS Toowoomba has returned to its homeport of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia, after the ship’s longest deployment to date, successfully contributing to seven Task Groups in seven months.

Ex Kakadu takes innovative approach to planning

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Personnel from the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Vietnam, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Brunei take part in a three day activity focused on how to plan a wide range of operations from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to maritime conflict as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Personnel from the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Vietnam, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Brunei take part in a three day activity focused on how to plan a wide range of operations from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to maritime conflict as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018.

As Exercise Kakadu reached a conclusion at sea, a land based challenge was taking place ashore.

Home sweet home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Family and friends greet HMAS Success as she returns to her homeport of Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a five-month deployment through South East Asia and the Pacific. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Family and friends greet HMAS Success as she returns to her homeport of Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a five-month deployment through South East Asia and the Pacific.

HMAS Success returned to Fleet Base East on August 24 after a five month deployment to South East Asia and the Pacific, in support of Indo Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC 18.

HMAS Sheean returns from deployment

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HMAS Sheean berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Sheean berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

After departing Fleet Base West at the end of May, Collins Class submarine, HMAS Sheean, has made a welcome return to friends and families who lined the wharf on August 14.

Navy crew helps apprehend drug smugglers

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

File image: Australian Defence Vessel Cape Fourcroy departs HMAS Coonawarra to conduct continuation training as part of Operation RESOLUTE in 2017. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

File image: Australian Defence Vessel Cape Fourcroy departs HMAS Coonawarra to conduct continuation training as part of Operation RESOLUTE in 2017.

The Commanding Officer of the Australian Defence Vessel at the centre of a major drug bust off the New South Wales coast, says his team chased the suspect vessel for up to eight hours before the suspects could be apprehended by police.

ADF Cape Fourcroy assists in cocaine bust

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ADV Cape Fourcroy's seaboat on approach to a small craft suspected of drug trafficking, off the cost of northern NSW. (photo: Australian Border Force)

ADV Cape Fourcroy's seaboat on approach to a small craft suspected of drug trafficking, off the cost of northern NSW.

A Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) operation in collaboration with Maritime Border Command (MBC) has yesterday resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of approximately 600 kilograms of cocaine.