Topic: Operations

Back to back boardings a Success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (author)

A cargo dhow passes by as the HMAS Success boarding party boards a vessel in the Gulf of Aden for Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

A cargo dhow passes by as the HMAS Success boarding party boards a vessel in the Gulf of Aden for Operation MANITOU.

It’s all in a day’s work for HMAS Success, as she has completed two maritime engagement operations with local fisherman off the Arabian Sea in the space of an afternoon.

Taskforce keeps up the pace

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author)

The Royal Australian Navy and Royal Canadian Military Forces staff of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 gather for a photo at CTF headquarters in Bahrain. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

The Royal Australian Navy and Royal Canadian Military Forces staff of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 gather for a photo at CTF headquarters in Bahrain.

With Christmas and the New Year behind them, Royal Australian Navy personnel deployed as part of Combined Task Force 150 have been straight into a year of deterring and disrupting terrorism related activity on the high seas in the Middle East Region.

A force of Marine Systems Managers

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) presents Leading Seaman Marine Technician Gregory Williams with his Marine Systems Manager Certificate in a small ceremony on the Flight Deck of HMAS Success during Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) presents Leading Seaman Marine Technician Gregory Williams with his Marine Systems Manager Certificate in a small ceremony on the Flight Deck of HMAS Success during Operation MANITOU.

On 24 December 2014, in the middle of operations in the Middle East four HMAS Success sailors achieved a significant milestone.

Working together for maritime security

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

A HMAS Success Boarding Party returns to the ship after conducting a search on a Dhow in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

A HMAS Success Boarding Party returns to the ship after conducting a search on a Dhow in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has displayed the ongoing co-operation necessary amongst the nations of the Combined Maritime Forces, conducting a boarding operation in the Middle East Region with the help Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Dewey.

HMAS Success delivers more than fuel

Published on by LEUT Michelle Rayner (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), SBLT Tom Matthews (photographer)

Two HMAS Success Boarding Party crews return to their ship after conducting a boarding on a Dhow in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Two HMAS Success Boarding Party crews return to their ship after conducting a boarding on a Dhow in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU.

The Royal Australian Navy’s multi-product replenishment oiler HMAS Success has been very busy lately, not only delivering vital fuel and other goods to warships operating in the Middle East, but also delivering key operational effects under the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150.

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.