Topic: Operations

HMAS Parramatta renews old acquaintances in Noumea

Published on by SBLT Patrick Collins (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The forecastle party on HMAS Parramatta prepare the ship for berthing in Noumea, New Caledonia during a port visit as part of Operation Solania. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The forecastle party on HMAS Parramatta prepare the ship for berthing in Noumea, New Caledonia during a port visit as part of Operation Solania.

HMAS Parramatta conducted a port visit to Noumea, New Caledonia as part of Operation SOLANIA which supports the policing of the Economic Exclusion Zones of Pacific Island Countries. Whilst in New Caledonia, Parramatta conducted exercises with French Navy Ship (FNS) Vendémaire, and other units based New Caledonia.

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.

Looking back at Navy Divers' contribution to war on IEDs

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (photographer), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), CPL Hamish Paterson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Greenfield, Flight Sergeant Peter Radcliffe and Corporal Luke Troy from Combined Team Uruzgan at Patrol Base Wali in Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Hamish Paterson)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Greenfield, Flight Sergeant Peter Radcliffe and Corporal Luke Troy from Combined Team Uruzgan at Patrol Base Wali in Afghanistan.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers employed to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have made the war-torn environment of Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province safer for diggers and local Afghan civilians.

Tobruk's arrival at Ormoc

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Jake Sims (photographer)

A landing craft departs HMAS Tobruk loaded with Australian Army Engineer equipment for the Recovery Support Force during Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

A landing craft departs HMAS Tobruk loaded with Australian Army Engineer equipment for the Recovery Support Force during Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.

As HMAS Tobruk steamed into Ormoc on the morning of November 26, a light mist hid much of the city’s devastation.

Melbourne gets timely reminder of piracy dangers

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

HMAS Melbourne near MV Albedo, a sunken merchant vessel, off the coast of Somalia. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Melbourne near MV Albedo, a sunken merchant vessel, off the coast of Somalia.

Fresh from their successful interdiction of suspected Somali pirates in October, the crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne has experienced a sombre reminder of the consequences of piracy when the ship came across the wreckage of the merchant vessel MV Albedo.

HMAS Tobruk arrives to support recovery in the Philippines

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Jake Sims (photographer)

HMAS Tobruk sits at anchor off the coast of Ormoc, Philippines, ready to support Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

HMAS Tobruk sits at anchor off the coast of Ormoc, Philippines, ready to support Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.

HMAS Tobruk has arrived to commence recovery support operations in the Ormoc region of Leyte Island to assist the Philippines government repair the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

Community engagement key to mission success in Solomon Islands

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), SGT Hamish Paterson (photographer)

Seaman Kieren Paish and Able Seaman Thomas Rutter from HMAS Tarakan are swamped by local children as they step on to the wharf at Yandina, Russell Islands. (photo: Sergeant Hamish Paterson)

Seaman Kieren Paish and Able Seaman Thomas Rutter from HMAS Tarakan are swamped by local children as they step on to the wharf at Yandina, Russell Islands.

Months of careful planning in partnership with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, the Australian Federal Police, and Australian Defence and Consulate staff in Honiara, along with a well thought out community engagement program, have been an integral part of Operation RENDER SAFE 2013.