Topic: Operations

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 2018 Maritime Task Group commemorates Remembrance Day

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

HMAS Adelaide's ship's company and members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force attend the HMAS Adelaide Remembrance Day service while in Port Moresby in support of APEC 2018. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

HMAS Adelaide's ship's company and members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force attend the HMAS Adelaide Remembrance Day service while in Port Moresby in support of APEC 2018.

As Australia commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I thousands of ADF members were deployed at sea on operations, including APEC 2018 ASSIST.

First arrivals prepare for successful APEC

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide anchors in Port Moresby in view of APEC House as part of its maritime security support effort for Operation APEC 18 Assist. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide anchors in Port Moresby in view of APEC House as part of its maritime security support effort for Operation APEC 18 Assist.

Australian Defence Force personnel have begun to arrive in Port Moresby as part of Australian Government support to the Government of Papua New Guinea to deliver the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

'Forever indebted for your efforts’ - solo sailor thanks HMAS Ballarat after daunting rescue

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean.

HMAS Ballarat has returned to port after participating in a search and rescue mission for two solo round-the-world yachtsmen.

HMAS Ballarat deploys for nine-month Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Ballarat wave to families and well-wishers as the ship departs Fleet Base West to take part in Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Ship's Company of HMAS Ballarat wave to families and well-wishers as the ship departs Fleet Base West to take part in Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Ballarat and her Ship’s Company of 190 officers and sailors departed Fleet Base West at Garden Island, Western Australia for maritime security operations in the Middle East on Sunday, 28th October 2018.

HMAS Ballarat on her way home after search and rescue mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Rebecca Ainsworth, RAN (right), MH-60R Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Christopher Evill, RAN (left), and Able Seaman Medic Renne Simmons, rehearse assembling a casualty stretcher as HMAS Ballarat answers a call to assist a maritime emergency in the Indian Ocean. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Rebecca Ainsworth, RAN (right), MH-60R Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Christopher Evill, RAN (left), and Able Seaman Medic Renne Simmons, rehearse assembling a casualty stretcher as HMAS Ballarat answers a call to assist a maritime emergency in the Indian Ocean.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat has praised the proficiency of his ship’s company after the frigate was ordered to crash sail to reach two participants in a global sailing event whose yachts had been de-masted in the Indian Ocean south of Perth.

HMAS Ballarat supports search and rescue for injured Golden Globe race sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat steams toward Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean as part of efforts to rescue injured Indian solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Ballarat steams toward Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean as part of efforts to rescue injured Indian solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy.

HMAS Ballarat will reach Amsterdam Island tomorrow, ready to provide medical assistance to Indian Solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy, injured in rough seas approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.

ADF assists in recovery of injured solo yachtsman

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat ship's company prepare to cast off lines ahead of departure from  Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Ballarat ship's company prepare to cast off lines ahead of departure from Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is assisting in the search and rescue effort for an injured solo yachtsman, approximately 1800 nautical miles off the West Australian coast.

HMAS Toowoomba returns from seven-month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

 (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

HMAS Toowoomba has returned to its homeport of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia, after the ship’s longest deployment to date, successfully contributing to seven Task Groups in seven months.

Ex Kakadu takes innovative approach to planning

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Personnel from the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Vietnam, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Brunei take part in a three day activity focused on how to plan a wide range of operations from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to maritime conflict as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Personnel from the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Vietnam, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Brunei take part in a three day activity focused on how to plan a wide range of operations from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to maritime conflict as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018.

As Exercise Kakadu reached a conclusion at sea, a land based challenge was taking place ashore.