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Optimistic outlook: Commander CTF 150 concludes maritime security tour of East Africa

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L-R:  Australian Defence Attaché to the African Union, COL James Davey; Chief of Medical Services, MAJGEN (Dr) Adam Simon Mwabulanga (representing Chief of Staff to Chief of the Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force); Commander Combined Task Force 150, CDRE Daryl Bates, RAN; Regional Plans and Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 150, CMDR Michael Turner, RAN; Acting Director Defence Intelligence, Colonel Kapesa; and Military Assistant to Chief of Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force, Colonel Remigius Castory Ngumbi.
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L-R: Australian Defence Attaché to the African Union, COL James Davey; Chief of Medical Services, MAJGEN (Dr) Adam Simon Mwabulanga (representing Chief of Staff to Chief of the Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force); Commander Combined Task Force 150, CDRE Daryl Bates, RAN; Regional Plans and Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 150, CMDR Michael Turner, RAN; Acting Director Defence Intelligence, Colonel Kapesa; and Military Assistant to Chief of Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force, Colonel Remigius Castory Ngumbi.

The Australian Commander of the multi-national Combined Task Force 150 has concluded a productive series of maritime security meetings with a visit to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

On the record: Reporting of conduct of Royal Australian Navy members on Border Protection operations

Published on by Chief of the Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

File image: An Armidale Class Patrol Boat during transit from Darwin to Sydney.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

File image: An Armidale Class Patrol Boat during transit from Darwin to Sydney.

It is important that I place on the record my deep concern regarding the reporting over the last few weeks in both new and old media that discredits the conduct of members of the Royal Australian Navy in Border Protection operations.

Darwin sails for SLIPPER

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

After months of intensive preparation, HMAS Darwin departed her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney for a seven-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

After months of intensive preparation, HMAS Darwin departed her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney for a seven-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER.

The Australian Warship HMAS Darwin departed Sydney today, bound for the Middle East Area of Operations where she will take over Operation SLIPPER duties from HMAS Melbourne

CMF Task Forces discuss regional security in Djibouti

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Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Chief of the Djibouti Navy, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher; and Regional Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 151, Lieutenant Commander Maria Vang Knudsen, Royal Danish Navy meet in Djibouti. (photo: Combined Maritime Forces)

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Chief of the Djibouti Navy, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher; and Regional Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 151, Lieutenant Commander Maria Vang Knudsen, Royal Danish Navy meet in Djibouti.

A Combined Task Force 150 and CTF 151 delegation, led by Commodore Daryl Bates of the Royal Australian Navy, recently met with senior maritime leaders in Djibouti.

Australian CTF 150 Commander meets Mozambique Navy leader in first for CMF

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Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, Royal Australian Navy and Commander of the Navy of Mozambique, Rear Admiral Lazaro Henrique Lopes Menete exchange gifts in Maputo, Mozambique. (photo: CMF)

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, Royal Australian Navy and Commander of the Navy of Mozambique, Rear Admiral Lazaro Henrique Lopes Menete exchange gifts in Maputo, Mozambique.

Royal Australian Navy Commodore Daryl Bates recently became the first Commander of Combined Task Force 150 to meet with the Commander of the Mozambique Navy.

Australian CTF 150 Commander meets with Pakistan Navy to bolster maritime security in Middle East

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(L-R) Former Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Asif Khaliq, Pakistan Navy; Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, His Excellency Peter Heyward; Commander Karachi, Vice Admiral Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain, Pakistan Navy; CTF 150 Planning and Regional Engagement Officer, Commander Michael Turner, RAN; and Assistant Defence Adviser to Pakistan, Major Rick Lovelock, Australian Army. (photo: LCDR Emma McDonald-Kerr)

(L-R) Former Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Asif Khaliq, Pakistan Navy; Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, His Excellency Peter Heyward; Commander Karachi, Vice Admiral Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain, Pakistan Navy; CTF 150 Planning and Regional Engagement Officer, Commander Michael Turner, RAN; and Assistant Defence Adviser to Pakistan, Major Rick Lovelock, Australian Army.

A Combined Task Force 150 delegation, led by Australian Commodore Daryl Bates RAN met with senior leaders of the Pakistan Navy during a three-day visit to Pakistan during December.

Sirius kicks off 2014 with a bit of RAS(L) dazzle

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author and photographer), LCDR Peter Russell (photographer)

A thirsty HMAS Stuart receives liquid replenishment from HMAS Sirius during border protection duties. (photo: LEUT Des Paroz)

A thirsty HMAS Stuart receives liquid replenishment from HMAS Sirius during border protection duties.

West-based tanker HMAS Sirius has conducted the first Replenishment at Sea for the Royal Australian Navy in 2014.

Chief of the Defence Force rejects mistreatment claims

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File image: The starboard sea boat from HMAS Albany departs the ship with the boarding party embarked during a routine maritime border security patrol of Australia’s northern waters in April 2013.  (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

File image: The starboard sea boat from HMAS Albany departs the ship with the boarding party embarked during a routine maritime border security patrol of Australia’s northern waters in April 2013.

Today the Chief of Defence Force General David Hurley AC, DSC released a statement refuting allegations of mistreatment by Navy personnel while conducting border protection operations.

Operational tanker supports border protection

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author), LCDR Peter Russell (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducting a RAS-(L) underway for HMAS Stuart, allowing Stuart to stay on station longer as a result of the much needed liquid refreshment. (photo: LCDR Peter Russell)

HMAS Sirius conducting a RAS-(L) underway for HMAS Stuart, allowing Stuart to stay on station longer as a result of the much needed liquid refreshment.

The Navy’s west based operational tanker, HMAS Sirius, provided essential support to Operation RESOLUTE over the Christmas and New Year period, conducting routine re-supply runs from Fleet Base West.

Submariner emerges from the deep

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Lieutenant Stefan Zohar, RAN onboard HMAS Farncomb during week two of the Submarine Warfare Officers Course.  (photo: LEUT Jody Gleeson)

Lieutenant Stefan Zohar, RAN onboard HMAS Farncomb during week two of the Submarine Warfare Officers Course.

Just in time for Christmas, Lieutenant (LEUT) Stefan Zohar graduated from the Submarine Warfare Officers Course, a milestone course for submarine officers, designed to develop skills to tactically employ a Collins Class Submarine in a range of different roles as the Watch Leader.