Topic: Replenishment Oilers (AOR & OR)

Fleet Commander meets Navy RIMPAC Commanders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, addresses the ship's company of HMAS Success during a clear lower deck at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, addresses the ship's company of HMAS Success during a clear lower deck at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18.

With final preparations being conducted before sailing for the sea phase, aboard HMAS Success there was meeting of minds when Navy’s senior leadership team for RIMPAC 18 met with Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead.

One last RIMPAC for Battle Tanker

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Holly He (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy replenishment ship HMAS Success (OR 304) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy replenishment ship HMAS Success (OR 304) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18.

With 32 years of service behind her, HMAS Success is at sea for her 11th and final Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

US Army up close with Melbourne

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Soldiers from the US Army's 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment visit HMAS Melbourne in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Soldiers from the US Army's 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment visit HMAS Melbourne in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

International engagement during Exercise RIMPAC started early for HMAS Melbourne as the ship welcomed aboard 20 soldiers from the US Army in Hawaii.

RASamataz top of the pops as HMA Ships return from SEAD

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018.

HMAS Success ship’s band, RASamataz, has played live to a captive audience as the RAN 'Battle Tanker' topped up HMAS Toowoomba, during their South East Asia Deployment.

 

Samoan-born sailor returns to homeland during IPE18

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saluluelanei Gray on the flight deck of HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saluluelanei Gray on the flight deck of HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

It was a homecoming of sorts when Leading Seaman Saluluelanei Gray sailed into Apia, Samoa onboard HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

 

2RAR soldier reconnects with family in Samoa

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

Australian Army soldier, Private Tautau Pelesuma, from 2nd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment, with his aunt, Doris Teo (right), and cousin, Frances Teo, on the wharf after disembarking HMAS Success in Apia, Samoa, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

Australian Army soldier, Private Tautau Pelesuma, from 2nd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment, with his aunt, Doris Teo (right), and cousin, Frances Teo, on the wharf after disembarking HMAS Success in Apia, Samoa, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Sailing into a foreign port to find family awaiting your arrival was a unique honour for a 2RAR soldier onboard HMAS Success.

 

Success demonstrates community spirit in Samoa

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success lend a hand cleaning a youth centre during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success lend a hand cleaning a youth centre during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The team onboard HMAS Success have demonstrated the ship’s philanthropic culture while in Samoa for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

 

Ship bolsters crucial partnerships during ‘Success’ful’ visit to Samoa

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success and members of the Samoan Police Force on the police patrol boat Nafanua, during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success and members of the Samoan Police Force on the police patrol boat Nafanua, during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

HMAS Success has achieved the mission of meaningful and mutually beneficial engagement with partner nations after the undertaking of several activities during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

 

Pacific mates take to the pitch for friendlies in Vanuatu

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, presents Commanding Officer RVS Tukuro Kalsaf Graham Alick, with a gift following a friendly soccer match between Vanuatu's Maritime Law Enforcement and HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success during a regional engagement visit to Vanuatu for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, presents Commanding Officer RVS Tukuro Kalsaf Graham Alick, with a gift following a friendly soccer match between Vanuatu's Maritime Law Enforcement and HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success during a regional engagement visit to Vanuatu for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Shortly after arriving in Vanuatu recently the ship’s companies of HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success joined the Vanuatu Police Force for an activity cherished by both nations - sport.

 

Vanuatu visit for ships on Pacific deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

French Ambassador to Vanuatu, Gilles Favret, Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jenny Da Rin, Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Commander Grant Zilko, RAN, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, and New Zealand High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jonathan Schwass, at an official reception onboard HMAS Success during a visit to Vanuatu during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

French Ambassador to Vanuatu, Gilles Favret, Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jenny Da Rin, Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Commander Grant Zilko, RAN, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, and New Zealand High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jonathan Schwass, at an official reception onboard HMAS Success during a visit to Vanuatu during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success have visited Port Vila, Vanuatu to conduct regional engagement activities as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.