October 23, 2017 by LEUT Theresa Swift (author), POML-C William Millward (photographer)
Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Michael Oborn presents a Sirius plaque to the Naval Region 1 Chief of Staff, Captain Anuar, Royal Malaysian Navy in Kuantan, Malaysia.
Sirius recently arrived in Kuantan, Malaysia, to waves and friendly greetings on the wharf from Royal Malaysian Navy personnel from Naval Region 1.
Commander Joint Task Group 661.1, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, with participants from Exercise LUMBAS aboard HMAS Adelaide during their visit to the ship while alongside in Subic Bay, Philippines for Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.
Exercise LUMBAS is an annual bi-lateral exercise between the Australia and the Philippines, and is being undertaken concurrently to the Royal Australian Navy’s visit to the region.
Landing craft from the RAN and Australian Army in formation with Philippine Marine Corps small unit riverine craft, during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training conducted from HMAS Adelaide in Subic Bay, Philippines.
The recent visit to the Philippines, by two Australian Navy ships of the Indo-Pacific Task Group has significantly reinforced the strong defence relationship between Australia and the archipelago.
HMAS Parramatta conducts a night time replenishment at sea, taking fuel from HMAS Sirius while transiting in the South China Sea.
With no commercial floating petrol stations in the middle of the ocean, Royal Australian Navy ships and helicopters rely on specialised replenishment ships for all their fuel needs.
A RAAF P-8A Poseidon passes HMAS Darwin as she sails in company with HMAS Adelaide in the South East Asia, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.
The Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force have been working ever closer together with a combined anti-submarine exercise undertaken as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group sails through regional waters.
Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West.
Navy teamwork was on show recently as members of Clearance Diving Team Four came to the aid of their submariner colleagues to carry out a vital piece of maintenance on HMAS
Able Seaman Clearance Diver King descending to 42m off Lord Howe Island as the crew members of HMAS Huon conducted a 10-day deployment for an invaluable training opportunity.
The ship’s company of minehunter HMAS
Huon packed a lot into their recent visit to Lord Howe Island, in the Tasman Sea.
Memorial at the centre of the atomic bomb explosion area.
Melbourne recently visited Sasebo as the first of three port visits across Japan as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.
KD Lekir, from the Royal Malaysian Navy, displays the flags after the completion of the sea phase with HMAS Toowoomba of MASTEX 2017.
Toowoomba has successfully concluded the week-long Exercise MASTEX 17, held at the Royal Malaysian Navy Western Fleet base of Lumut.
October 17, 2017 by LCDR Jason Parsons (author), LEUT Callum Newton (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
HMAS Parramatta prepares to pull alongside Seppanger Naval Base at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
Parramatta recently conducted a maintenance period alongside the Malaysian port of Sepanggar in Kota Kinabalu, as part of her Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.