Topic: Operations

Navy joins France under Southern Cross

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018.

The RAN’s Amphibious landing ship HMAS Choules and Coastal Mine Hunters HMAS Gascoyne and Yarra have joined a French-led multinational force to participate in valuable disaster response training designed to increase Australia’s ability to operate alongside regional nations.

 

Australia and Indonesia unite to improve maritime security

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Australian and Indonesian patrol boats HMAS Broome, KRI Kakap, KRI Layang and HMAS Maitland practice close in-company manoeuvres off the north Australian coast during Exercise CASSOWARY, a seven day training activity conducted in the lead up to AUSINDO CORPAT 2018. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Australian and Indonesian patrol boats HMAS Broome, KRI Kakap, KRI Layang and HMAS Maitland practice close in-company manoeuvres off the north Australian coast during Exercise CASSOWARY, a seven day training activity conducted in the lead up to AUSINDO CORPAT 2018.

A coordinated patrol between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) to improve security along the shared maritime border has concluded recently in Bali, Indonesia.

 

HMAS Warramunga makes eleventh narcotics haul

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

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.

 

Medical Officer on Middle Eastern seas

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

Medical Officer Lieutenant Justin Kelly performs medical checks on a member of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Justin Kelly performs medical checks on a member of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

Justin Kelly has left behind the beaches of Newcastle for the open ocean on a deployment to the Middle East with the Royal Australian Navy.

 

HMAS Newcastle raises funds on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle have conducted a fundraiser with a difference to support a local school that shares a strong affiliation with the ship.

 

Anzac Day in Antarctica

This article has photo gallery Published on by Australian Antarctic Program Media Release (author), Mr George Brettingham-Moore (photographer)

Station Leader, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, leads the Anzac Day service at Casey Station, Antarctica. (photo: Mr George Brettingham-Moore)

Station Leader, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, leads the Anzac Day service at Casey Station, Antarctica.

A veteran Defence Force Naval Officer has led Australia’s southern-most Anzac Day dawn service at Casey research station in Antarctica.

Navy Innovation Workshop trialled in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Troy Boswell (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Electronics Technician Luke Pozzi with HMAS Warramunga’s 3D printer after printing a pressure sensing adaptor during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Electronics Technician Luke Pozzi with HMAS Warramunga’s 3D printer after printing a pressure sensing adaptor during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU.

Embracing new technologies and applying innovative solutions to problems is becoming a regular occurrence onboard HMAS Warramunga.

 

HMAS Warramunga seizes eight tonnes of illicit drugs

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Parcels of narcotics seized by HMAS Warramunga lay on the upper deck of a vessel as part of an illicit cargo seizure during a narcotics interdiction operation. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Parcels of narcotics seized by HMAS Warramunga lay on the upper deck of a vessel as part of an illicit cargo seizure during a narcotics interdiction operation.

The crew of Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has intercepted two vessels and seized approximately eight tonnes of hashish valued at approximately $400 million during operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea.

 

Navy joins ADF and Darwin community for Cyclone Marcus clean-up

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), USMC Cpl Andrew Piehler (photographer)

Navy personnel assist Darwin locals with the clean-up following Cyclone Marcus. (photo: Cpl Andrew Piehler, USMC)

Navy personnel assist Darwin locals with the clean-up following Cyclone Marcus.

Officers and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra have joined forces with other Australian Defence Force personnel and the local community for the massive clean-up operation following Cyclone Marcus, which struck Darwin on 17th March.