Topic: Operations

HMAS Melbourne returns to Garden Island after six months regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Al Tomlinson (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.  (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.

HMAS Melbourne has returned to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after nearly six months of operations throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.

US Navy says RAN’s new Destroyers strengthen a close friendship

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

United States Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, (left)salutes Australia's Federation Guard with Chief of the Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at Russell Offices in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

United States Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, (left)salutes Australia's Federation Guard with Chief of the Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at Russell Offices in Canberra.

The United States Chief of Naval Operations has ended his visit to Australia, praising the Royal Australian Navy for its regional leadership and complimenting Navy for its game-changing new capabilities.

APEC 18 ASSIST Maritime Task Group completes mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

An Australian Army 40M truck onboard a landing craft as it returns to HMAS Adelaide following the successful completion of maritime security operations in support of APEC 2018. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

An Australian Army 40M truck onboard a landing craft as it returns to HMAS Adelaide following the successful completion of maritime security operations in support of APEC 2018.

Amphibious components of the ADF’s Operation APEC 2018 ASSIST have returned to Australia having successfully supported Papua New Guinea with maritime security advice, assistance and contingency effects during the APEC 2018 Leaders’ Summit.

Key aviation milestones achieved onboard HMAS Adelaide

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Members of HMAS Adelaide's aviation department prepare to recover a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter following flying operations above Port Moresby during APEC 2018. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Members of HMAS Adelaide's aviation department prepare to recover a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter following flying operations above Port Moresby during APEC 2018.

The joint aviation capability embarked in HMAS Adelaide achieved key milestones while deployed to Papua New Guinea during Operation APEC 18 ASSIST.

Navy provides support to APEC Leaders’ Summit in PNG

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

(L-R) PNG Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Hon Rimbink Pato, Governor National Capital District, the Hon Powes Parkop, Minister for Police, the Hon Jelta Wong, Lieutenant Cameron Milicivic, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley discuss the capabilities of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

(L-R) PNG Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Hon Rimbink Pato, Governor National Capital District, the Hon Powes Parkop, Minister for Police, the Hon Jelta Wong, Lieutenant Cameron Milicivic, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley discuss the capabilities of HMAS Adelaide.

HMAS Adelaide’s arrival into Port Moresby has brought the spotlight onto the enduring partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia, the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) maritime component commander for Operation APEC 18 ASSIST said.

APEC 2018 Maritime Task Group commemorates Remembrance Day

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HMAS Adelaide's ship's company and members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force attend the HMAS Adelaide Remembrance Day service while in Port Moresby in support of APEC 2018. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

HMAS Adelaide's ship's company and members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force attend the HMAS Adelaide Remembrance Day service while in Port Moresby in support of APEC 2018.

As Australia commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I thousands of ADF members were deployed at sea on operations, including APEC 2018 ASSIST.

First arrivals prepare for successful APEC

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Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide anchors in Port Moresby in view of APEC House as part of its maritime security support effort for Operation APEC 18 Assist. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide anchors in Port Moresby in view of APEC House as part of its maritime security support effort for Operation APEC 18 Assist.

Australian Defence Force personnel have begun to arrive in Port Moresby as part of Australian Government support to the Government of Papua New Guinea to deliver the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

'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 deploys for nine-month Middle East mission

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Ship's Company of HMAS Ballarat wave to families and well-wishers as the ship departs Fleet Base West to take part in Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Ship's Company of HMAS Ballarat wave to families and well-wishers as the ship departs Fleet Base West to take part in Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Ballarat and her Ship’s Company of 190 officers and sailors departed Fleet Base West at Garden Island, Western Australia for maritime security operations in the Middle East on Sunday, 28th October 2018.

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.