Topic: Operations

Navy Divers lend expertise during Operation RENDER SAFE 2014

Published on by SBLT Luke Deering (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

Two World War II era aircraft bombs, secured onto a Royal Australian Navy Barge, await transport to a deep sea disposal site off the coast of Bougainville, during Operation RENDER SAFE 14. (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

Two World War II era aircraft bombs, secured onto a Royal Australian Navy Barge, await transport to a deep sea disposal site off the coast of Bougainville, during Operation RENDER SAFE 14.

Navy divers have lent their expertise to Operation RENDER SAFE this year forming an integral part of the tri-service Amphibious Task Group that were responding to the dangerous legacy of unexploded ordinance located in Torokina, Bougainville Island.

Strathpine sailor helps render safe

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems sailor Annaleise Easlea raises the pennant flag during a sunset ceremony onboard HMAS Choules, in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems sailor Annaleise Easlea raises the pennant flag during a sunset ceremony onboard HMAS Choules, in Jervis Bay.

The lifestyle that comes with a career in the Royal Australian Navy appealed the most to Annaleise Easlea when she enlisted at age 20.

HMAS Choules central to Operation RENDER SAFE 2014

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, is seen at anchor off the coast of Bougainville during Operation RENDER SAFE 14. (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

The Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, is seen at anchor off the coast of Bougainville during Operation RENDER SAFE 14.

At anchor two kilometres off the coast of Bougainville sits HMAS Choules, the Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock, a 180 metre long, 16,000 tonne vessel, currently providing significant life support to almost 450 Australian and international defence force personnel deployed on Operation RENDER SAFE 2014.

Church bell to ring again following assistance from Operation RENDER SAFE 2014

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

Now a clear space with spire and altar repositioned, the former Catholic Mission Church site in Torokina, Bougainville, was cleared of structural debris following two days of work by members of HMAS CHOULES ship's company during Operation RENDER SAFE 14. (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

Now a clear space with spire and altar repositioned, the former Catholic Mission Church site in Torokina, Bougainville, was cleared of structural debris following two days of work by members of HMAS CHOULES ship's company during Operation RENDER SAFE 14.

Operation RENDER SAFE 2014, currently underway in the Torokina district of Bougainville, is not just about disposing of Explosive Remnants of War.

HMAS Choules ready to 'Render Safe'

Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

A sailor keeps watch from HMAS Choules bridge at sunset in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

A sailor keeps watch from HMAS Choules bridge at sunset in Jervis Bay.

HMAS Choules has just completed major preparations in Jervis Bay south of Sydney to prepare the ship for deployment to Bougainville for Operation RENDER SAFE 2014.

Australia lends a hand in Bougainville with Operation RENDER SAFE

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Chief of Joint Operations Rear Admiral David Johnston, followed by Commander Joint Task Force 633 Captain Jay Bannister and Australian Defence Advisor Colonel Dick Parker experience a traditional Bougainville welcome ceremony in Torokina, the location of Operation RENDER SAFE 14. (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

Australian Defence Force Chief of Joint Operations Rear Admiral David Johnston, followed by Commander Joint Task Force 633 Captain Jay Bannister and Australian Defence Advisor Colonel Dick Parker experience a traditional Bougainville welcome ceremony in Torokina, the location of Operation RENDER SAFE 14.

Australian Defence Force personnel have arrived in Bougainville to address a potentially deadly legacy posed by unexploded ordnance from past conflicts as part of Operation RENDER SAFE 2014.

CTF150 Commander praises Darwin’s efforts

Published on by Combined Task Force 150 (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Commander Task Force 150, Commodore Jeremy Blunden, RN addresses members of HMAS Darwin's ships company during a clear lower deck, whilst the ship was alongside in Muscat for a logistics visit. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Commander Task Force 150, Commodore Jeremy Blunden, RN addresses members of HMAS Darwin's ships company during a clear lower deck, whilst the ship was alongside in Muscat for a logistics visit.

HMAS Darwin’s contribution to operations in the Middle East was formally recognised during a visit to the ship on 2 July by Commodore Jeremy Blunden Royal Navy, Commander of Combined Task Force 150.

HMAS Parramatta conducts port visit to Vanuatu

Published on by LEUT Louella Yu (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta sails towards a tropical sunrise as she prepares to berth at Port Vila, Vanuatu, during Operation Solania. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta sails towards a tropical sunrise as she prepares to berth at Port Vila, Vanuatu, during Operation Solania.

HMAS Parramatta recently conducted a port visit to Port Vila, Vanuatu in support of Operation SOLANIA, which aims to assist South Pacific Islands in protecting their own fisheries and natural resources to foster economic development and stability in the South Pacific region.

HMAS Perth returns home to friends and family

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

A mother and daughter look on as HMAS Perth pulls into Fleet Base West after a four month deployment. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

A mother and daughter look on as HMAS Perth pulls into Fleet Base West after a four month deployment.

Friends and family were on the wharf at Fleet Base West to welcome home HMAS Perth after a four month deployment supporting Operations RESOLUTE and SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

HMAS Parramatta renews old acquaintances in Noumea

Published on by SBLT Patrick Collins (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The forecastle party on HMAS Parramatta prepare the ship for berthing in Noumea, New Caledonia during a port visit as part of Operation Solania. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The forecastle party on HMAS Parramatta prepare the ship for berthing in Noumea, New Caledonia during a port visit as part of Operation Solania.

HMAS Parramatta conducted a port visit to Noumea, New Caledonia as part of Operation SOLANIA which supports the policing of the Economic Exclusion Zones of Pacific Island Countries. Whilst in New Caledonia, Parramatta conducted exercises with French Navy Ship (FNS) Vendémaire, and other units based New Caledonia.