Section: Operations

HMAS Ballarat deploys for nine-month Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

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.

Middle East deployment for Navy doctor

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Commander Neil Smith, of Navy Health Services, monitors a mass casualty exercise at the Camp Baird Role 1 Medical Facility while deployed on Operation ACCORDION as the Senior Medical Officer for the Australian Defence Force in the Middle East region. (photo: SGT Mark Doran)

Commander Neil Smith, of Navy Health Services, monitors a mass casualty exercise at the Camp Baird Role 1 Medical Facility while deployed on Operation ACCORDION as the Senior Medical Officer for the Australian Defence Force in the Middle East region.

A Navy Medical Officer has been deployed on his first land-based operation as the Senior ADF Medical Officer in the Middle East Region (MER).

 

Quilts appreciated by team on operations

Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga shipmates, Lieutenant Thomas Liley (left) and Chaplain Stephen Hutchinson proudly hold their quilts, made by Aussie Hero Quilts, during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga shipmates, Lieutenant Thomas Liley (left) and Chaplain Stephen Hutchinson proudly hold their quilts, made by Aussie Hero Quilts, during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU.

There are a just a few things that help make a deployment away from family and friends bearable - emails and phone calls home, letters and care packages and quilts and laundry bags made by Aussie Hero Quilts.

 

Australia passes CTF150 command to Brits

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(L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore (CDRE) Mal Wise hands over the Baton of Command to Royal Navy officer, CDRE Steve Moorhouse, during the Combined Task Force 150 transfer of authority ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (photo: SGT Mark Doran)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore (CDRE) Mal Wise hands over the Baton of Command to Royal Navy officer, CDRE Steve Moorhouse, during the Combined Task Force 150 transfer of authority ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

Nineteen boardings, 3.1 tonnes of heroin and 36 tonnes of hashish seized and destroyed, and over $2.7 billion AUD removed from terrorist networks.

 

Two hauls in two days for HMAS Warramunga

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSA Rhys Withers (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSA Rhys Withers)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Warramunga has seized two more hauls of illicit narcotics valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea this week.

 

HMAS Warramunga makes eleventh narcotics haul

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HMAS Warramunga's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding on a vessel during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding on a vessel during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

The crew of HMAS Warramunga has had another successful week in the Middle East Region, seizing and disposing of 295 kilograms of heroin, valued at about $88.5 million, while patrolling waters in the Arabian Sea.

 

HMAS Warramunga receives engineering support on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kath Griffin (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's Combined Engineering Support Team stand on the forecastle during the ship's deployed intermediate maintenance availability period in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga's Combined Engineering Support Team stand on the forecastle during the ship's deployed intermediate maintenance availability period in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Warramunga’s Combined Engineering Support Team (WCEST) has successfully completed its scheduled works in Bahrain.

 

HMA Ships depart Subic Bay

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HMAS Anzac's crew prepare the ship for departure from Subic Bay in the Philippines during their South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

HMAS Anzac's crew prepare the ship for departure from Subic Bay in the Philippines during their South East Asia Deployment.

A Philippine Navy band unit assembled on the wharf in Subic Bay as HMAS Anzac departed for its next destination of the South East Asia Deployment.

Toowoomba visits Kota Kinabalu

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HMAS Toowoomba's crew are greeted by performing artists in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, during their South East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Toowoomba's crew are greeted by performing artists in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, during their South East Asia Deployment.

HMAS Toowoomba received an enthusiastic welcome to the Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu during a port visit recently.

 

Team sports on display in the Philippines

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Personnel from HMA Ships Anzac and Success join members of the Philippine Navy for a goodwill sports day as part of their South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Personnel from HMA Ships Anzac and Success join members of the Philippine Navy for a goodwill sports day as part of their South East Asia Deployment.

More than 50 people from HMA Ships Success and Anzac have joined members of the Philippine Navy Education and Training Command for a Goodwill Sports Day.