Section: Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Navy helps Sri Lanka reduce its plastic footprint

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Members of Joint Task Force 661 and the local community with a pile of rubbish collected at Colombo's Mount Lavinia Beach clean up day in Sri Lanka during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Members of Joint Task Force 661 and the local community with a pile of rubbish collected at Colombo's Mount Lavinia Beach clean up day in Sri Lanka during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.

Sri Lankan volunteers along with members of the Sri Lankan Navy and the Australian Defence Force recently took to Mount Lavinia Beach in Colombo to reduce its plastic footprint.

IPE19 fleet fuelled up and on its way

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.

HMAS Success recently conducted the first Replenishment at Sea of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, refuelling all of the units in the Joint Task Force soon after they departed from Western Australia.

Australia and Sri Lanka to forge stronger ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Air Force officer Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, stands on the flag deck of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Air Force officer Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, stands on the flag deck of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) is Australia’s largest ever Defence engagement activity with Sri Lanka.

IPE19 prepares for explosive training activities with regional partners

Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Istvan Dobo (right) discusses the usage of the Talon Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Ethan Smith during a joint training exercise on board HMAS Canberra as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.  (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Istvan Dobo (right) discusses the usage of the Talon Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Ethan Smith during a joint training exercise on board HMAS Canberra as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

As the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR Task Force approached Sri Lanka, Australian Navy and Army teams prepared for diving, demolition and explosive ordinance disposal training with regional partners.

Engineering into a new era

Published on by LCDR Scott Rayner (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta’s Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LEUT Monica Tabulo (centre right) is presented her Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification Certificate by Director Fleet Engineering, CAPT Grant McLennan, RAN (centre left) and the Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification board from HMAS Canberra. (L-R) Executive Officer CMDR Brett Wescott, RAN; Commander Engineering, CMDR Sean Bowers, RAN; Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LCDR Mark Williams; and Engineering Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Marine Technician Colin Milligan. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Parramatta’s Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LEUT Monica Tabulo (centre right) is presented her Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification Certificate by Director Fleet Engineering, CAPT Grant McLennan, RAN (centre left) and the Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification board from HMAS Canberra. (L-R) Executive Officer CMDR Brett Wescott, RAN; Commander Engineering, CMDR Sean Bowers, RAN; Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LCDR Mark Williams; and Engineering Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Marine Technician Colin Milligan.

A significant milestone was achieved in the Royal Australian Navy engineering community this month, when the first Engineering Charge Qualification (CQ) Board was conducted at sea on a ship attached to a Joint Task Group.

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

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

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

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

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.