Topic: Pacific Maritime Security Program (PMSP)

A piece of the Pacific in the west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling.

With their beautiful, harmonious singing and a new Guardian class Patrol Boat, the maritime surveillance unit of the Tuvalu Police Force brought a distinct Pacific Island feel to Fleet Base West.

Pacific security bolstered as first Guardian class Patrol Boat commissioned

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABCIS Peta Binns (photographer)

Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, addresses guests during the commissioning ceremony for Guardian class Patrol Boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. (photo: ABCIS Peta Binns)

Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, addresses guests during the commissioning ceremony for Guardian class Patrol Boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force celebrated the commissioning of the first Guardian class Patrol Boat, HMPNGS Ted Diro, on Friday 1 February.

Opportunity is a privilege

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Jason Tuffrey (photographer)

Lieutenant Lauren Milburn attended the annual Maritime Surveillance Adviser/Technical Adviser conference at the Rex Hotel in Canberra prior to her promotion to Lieutenant Commander and her posting to Micronesia. (photo: Mr Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant Lauren Milburn attended the annual Maritime Surveillance Adviser/Technical Adviser conference at the Rex Hotel in Canberra prior to her promotion to Lieutenant Commander and her posting to Micronesia.

LCDR Lauren Milburn has enjoyed her first year as the Maritime Surveillance Adviser in Micronesia.

Postings provide mutual benefits

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

RAN Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics David Bragg (left), and Samoa Police Service officers Woman Constables Annalieze Taumua, Rosalia Manutulila and Suisui Malu on the bridge of the Samoa Police Maritime Wing patrol boat SPB Nafanua at Apia, Samoa. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

RAN Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics David Bragg (left), and Samoa Police Service officers Woman Constables Annalieze Taumua, Rosalia Manutulila and Suisui Malu on the bridge of the Samoa Police Maritime Wing patrol boat SPB Nafanua at Apia, Samoa.

The mutual benefits of Australia’s engagement with its Pacific partners are clear to LCDR Andrew Dobb and CPOATV David Bragg. They are posted to Samoa where LCDR Dobb is the Maritime Surveillance Adviser and CPO Bragg is the Technical Adviser.