Topic: Operations

Maritime bonds built during APEC 2018

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

Armidale Class Patrol Boats HMAS Larrakia and HMAS Glenelg lead HMNZS Otago in a sail past of HMAS Adelaide as the Australian and international maritime elements prepare to depart Fairfax Harbour, Port Moresby on completion of Operation APEC 2018 ASSIST. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Armidale Class Patrol Boats HMAS Larrakia and HMAS Glenelg lead HMNZS Otago in a sail past of HMAS Adelaide as the Australian and international maritime elements prepare to depart Fairfax Harbour, Port Moresby on completion of Operation APEC 2018 ASSIST.

The successful conclusion of APEC 2018 Leaders’ Week marked a very successful conclusion of a significant maritime security effort undertaken by Papua New Guinea and supported by international security partners Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

HMAS Broome on patrol

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Bree-Ann Garner, signals a vessel during sea trials aboard HMAS Broome off the coast of Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Bree-Ann Garner, signals a vessel during sea trials aboard HMAS Broome off the coast of Darwin, NT.

As Navy commissions new Major Fleet Units, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle squadrons and construction begins on the new Offshore Patrol Vessels, the fleet of boats in Australia’s northern most approaches remains constantly on watch.

Rankin and her crew finally back home for Christmas

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

(L-R) XO HMAS Rankin, LCDR Simon O’Hehir; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Kerry Cousins (dressed as a panda); CO HMAS Rankin, CMDR Gary Lawton, RAN; Commander Submarine Force (Design), CAPT Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN; and Deputy Commander Submarine Force, CMDR Justin Cloney, RAN; stand together after HMAS Rankin berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

(L-R) XO HMAS Rankin, LCDR Simon O’Hehir; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Kerry Cousins (dressed as a panda); CO HMAS Rankin, CMDR Gary Lawton, RAN; Commander Submarine Force (Design), CAPT Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN; and Deputy Commander Submarine Force, CMDR Justin Cloney, RAN; stand together after HMAS Rankin berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.

After nearly seven months away on deployment, the crew of HMAS Rankin has returned to Fleet Base West, to be met by the sight of familiar faces.

HMAS Ballarat first patrol off to a strong start

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat (centre), with the United States Coast Guard vessels USCGS Maui (distant) and Adak conduct a combined patrol in the North Arabian Gulf, in support of the Combined Task Force 152's mission to promote regional stability and security. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat (centre), with the United States Coast Guard vessels USCGS Maui (distant) and Adak conduct a combined patrol in the North Arabian Gulf, in support of the Combined Task Force 152's mission to promote regional stability and security.

HMAS Ballarat has completed a successful first patrol in the Middle East.

Deployed Ballarat crew able to video chat with home

Published on by LEUT Kane Stuart (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

ABML-P Ellen Storie-Gregory (left) and LSCSO Kaitlin Shaw (second left) keep in contact with family and friends via social media from the Junior Sailors' Mess, using HMAS Ballarat's Wi-Fi network. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

ABML-P Ellen Storie-Gregory (left) and LSCSO Kaitlin Shaw (second left) keep in contact with family and friends via social media from the Junior Sailors' Mess, using HMAS Ballarat's Wi-Fi network.

Ship's Company onboard HMAS Ballarat, deployed on operations to the Middle East, have access to the very best communication with family and friends while they are away.

HMAS Stuart welcomed home from Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (author and photographer)

Ship's company of HMAS Stuart stand on the upper decks as the ship returns to its home port of Fleet Base West at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.  (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Ship's company of HMAS Stuart stand on the upper decks as the ship returns to its home port of Fleet Base West at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.

With families and well-wishers waiting eagerly on the wharf, HMAS Stuart has returned to her home port of Fleet Base West after a three-month North East Asian Deployment.

HMAS Melbourne returns to Garden Island after six months regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Al Tomlinson (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.  (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.

HMAS Melbourne has returned to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after nearly six months of operations throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.

US Navy says RAN’s new Destroyers strengthen a close friendship

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

United States Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, (left)salutes Australia's Federation Guard with Chief of the Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at Russell Offices in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

United States Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, (left)salutes Australia's Federation Guard with Chief of the Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at Russell Offices in Canberra.

The United States Chief of Naval Operations has ended his visit to Australia, praising the Royal Australian Navy for its regional leadership and complimenting Navy for its game-changing new capabilities.

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.