Section: Operations

First search and rescue for MH-60R

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), LEUT Richard Morris (photographer)

HMAS Perth's MH-60R leaves the flight deck while the ship is in Victoria, Seychelles, to assist the Seychelles' Coast Guard in a search and rescue mission after a civilian boat capsized during the night. (photo: LEUT Richard Morris)

HMAS Perth's MH-60R leaves the flight deck while the ship is in Victoria, Seychelles, to assist the Seychelles' Coast Guard in a search and rescue mission after a civilian boat capsized during the night.

HMAS Perth and its embarked MH-60R helicopter supported a search and rescue off the coast of Seychelles on 14 August. 

Perth takes Romeo operational

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSEW Luke Newport (photographer)

(L-R) Petty Officer Aircrew Chris Hodgkinson, Lieutenant John Flynn, Lieutenant Ben Thomson and Leading Seaman Aircrew Liam Carruthers in front of the MH-60R helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

(L-R) Petty Officer Aircrew Chris Hodgkinson, Lieutenant John Flynn, Lieutenant Ben Thomson and Leading Seaman Aircrew Liam Carruthers in front of the MH-60R helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Perth.

HMAS Perth, currently conducting security operations in the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU, is equipped with the Royal Australian Navy’s newest and most capable pieces of technology. 
 

Perth on task in the Middle East

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HMAS Perth prepare to take over patrol from HMAS Darwin in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Perth prepare to take over patrol from HMAS Darwin in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Perth has notched up more-than 10,000 nautical miles since leaving Australia on 7 June, and Commanding Officer, Captain Ivan Ingham, said his crew has now settled in to their Middle East deployment.

Seeing the world through operational tasking

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Seaman Bridget Hopkins (left) and Able Seaman Freya Dodd, are on their first operational deployment at sea aboard HMAS Perth. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Seaman Bridget Hopkins (left) and Able Seaman Freya Dodd, are on their first operational deployment at sea aboard HMAS Perth.

Half of HMAS Perth's crew are on their first Middle East mission, two of those are Seaman Boatswains Mate Bridget Hopkins and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Freya Dodd, who have quickly adapted to their roles on operations at sea.
 

Rankin back from the long haul

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Submariners haul in on berthing lines as HMAS Rankin comes along side Diamantina Pier, Fleet Base West, returning home after the submarine completed a nine month deployment.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Submariners haul in on berthing lines as HMAS Rankin comes along side Diamantina Pier, Fleet Base West, returning home after the submarine completed a nine month deployment.

HMAS Rankin has returned to HMAS Stirling following her recent nine month deployment which Commander Submarine Force Captain Matt Buckley, described as "the longest single deployment for a Collins Class Submarine".

Sailors take a break after six months of Border Protection

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Australian Army officer Brigadier Peter Connor, AM, Commander of 8th Brigade, thanks a Royal Australian Navy sailor from Transit Security Element 80 for his deployment on Operation Resolute during a parade held at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, on Tuesday, 21 June 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Australian Army officer Brigadier Peter Connor, AM, Commander of 8th Brigade, thanks a Royal Australian Navy sailor from Transit Security Element 80 for his deployment on Operation Resolute during a parade held at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, on Tuesday, 21 June 2016.

Transit Security Element 80 (TSE80) has ended its six month rotation providing support for border protection operations with a ceremony at Larrakeyah Barracks.

HMAS Darwin congratulated on operational tour

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Darwin in Singapore to congratulate the ships crew on their operational success in the Middle East. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Darwin in Singapore to congratulate the ships crew on their operational success in the Middle East.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has personally thanked the ship's company of HMAS Darwin for their service and sacrifice during five months away conducting patrols in the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU.

Darwin digs deep on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Members from HMAS Darwin showcase their winning items after a charity auction event held onboard HMAS Darwin for the Sir David Martin Foundation Triple Care Farm. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Members from HMAS Darwin showcase their winning items after a charity auction event held onboard HMAS Darwin for the Sir David Martin Foundation Triple Care Farm.

Over the course of HMAS Darwin’s deployment to the Middle East, the ship’s company actively pursued a different mission; to raise funds for the Sir David Martin Foundation, the ship’s chosen charity. 

Australian-US military memories preserved

Published on by LEUT Richard Morris (author), Unknown (photographer)

US Navy Personnel Lieutenant Sam Ward USN  and EMN1 Shawn Milender from sister ship, the 688 Los Angeles Class Nuclear Submarine USS HOUSTON, who embarked in HMAS PERTH for the passage from FBW to Jakarta to participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the wreck sites of HMAS Perth I and USS Houston II (photo: Unknown)

US Navy Personnel Lieutenant Sam Ward USN and EMN1 Shawn Milender from sister ship, the 688 Los Angeles Class Nuclear Submarine USS HOUSTON, who embarked in HMAS PERTH for the passage from FBW to Jakarta to participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the wreck sites of HMAS Perth I and USS Houston II

Joint maritime military history has been marked with sailors from Australia and the United States commemorating the loss of ships during the Second World War, in the waters where the ships sank.

Australian surgical team saves US soldier

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A Task Group Taji medical team operates on a Coalition soldier while deployed in Iraq, from left: Royal Australian Air Force General Surgeon Squadron Leader Daron Cunningham, Australian Army Anaesthetist Colonel Michael Reade (rear), Royal Australian Navy Orthopaedic Surgeon Commander Ian Young (second right) and Royal Australian Navy Perioperative Nurse Lieutenant Meg Frugtniet.  (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

A Task Group Taji medical team operates on a Coalition soldier while deployed in Iraq, from left: Royal Australian Air Force General Surgeon Squadron Leader Daron Cunningham, Australian Army Anaesthetist Colonel Michael Reade (rear), Royal Australian Navy Orthopaedic Surgeon Commander Ian Young (second right) and Royal Australian Navy Perioperative Nurse Lieutenant Meg Frugtniet.

An Australian tri-service medical team on active service in Iraq has successfully removed the appendix of an American soldier.