Topic: Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Australian Navy ships in Vanuatu for IPE engagement

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer), ABCSO Rye Huckel (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba is led to Lapetasi Wharf, Port Vila, Vanuatu, by a local pilot boat during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

HMAS Toowoomba is led to Lapetasi Wharf, Port Vila, Vanuatu, by a local pilot boat during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Two Royal Australian Navy ships from Joint Task Group 661.1 have arrived in Vanuatu to conduct the first port visit of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) program.

Four rings around Melbourne

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Pashley, Major Kevin Davis, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, Director General Simulation and Training, Commodore Allison Norris, CSC, RAN, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide in Townsville ahead of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Pashley, Major Kevin Davis, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, Director General Simulation and Training, Commodore Allison Norris, CSC, RAN, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide in Townsville ahead of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.

HMAS Melbourne cleared their lower deck for Commander Joint Task Group 661.1, Captain Jim Hutton on May 29, who flew in to talk to the sailors about their upcoming Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 mission.

Adelaide’s helping hands

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Eve Parker, provides an officer of the watch manoeuvres brief to three visiting members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked in HMAS Adelaide for the transit from Sydney to Fiji on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Eve Parker, provides an officer of the watch manoeuvres brief to three visiting members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked in HMAS Adelaide for the transit from Sydney to Fiji on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

There have been some new faces around HMAS Adelaide in the lead up to Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, with a group of Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked to work with the ship’s company.

A Taipan experience for Indo-Pacific Endeavour participants

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Members of the Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing embark a MRH-90 helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Members of the Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing embark a MRH-90 helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) personnel aboard HMAS Adelaide have received an aerial view of the waters between Townsville and Fiji while aboard one of HMAS Adelaide’s embarked MRH-90 Taipan helicopters.

 

Vanuatu Police Force experiences life on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mates Elliot Smith (left) and Jasmin Butler (third from right) host Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing members, (L-R) Corporal Nixon Masanga, Police Constable Simon Timothy, Corporal Ezra Tomatvativolivol and Sergeant Garry Aru, during a tour of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mates Elliot Smith (left) and Jasmin Butler (third from right) host Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing members, (L-R) Corporal Nixon Masanga, Police Constable Simon Timothy, Corporal Ezra Tomatvativolivol and Sergeant Garry Aru, during a tour of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 Joint Task Group has welcomed another nation aboard for the beginning of the activity, with the inclusion of four Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) officers on on June 2.

Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18 departs for South Pacific deployment

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathon Earley, CSC, RAN, speaks to members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Royal Australian Navy on the Bridge of HMAS Adelaide as it transits from Sydney to Fiji as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 deployment. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathon Earley, CSC, RAN, speaks to members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Royal Australian Navy on the Bridge of HMAS Adelaide as it transits from Sydney to Fiji as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 deployment.

A Joint Task Group of Royal Australian Navy ships and embarked soldiers and marines has set sail from Townsville, bound for a major maritime activity to build regional security and stability in the South Pacific.

HMAS Melbourne departs for seven month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC.

HMAS Melbourne has departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound for a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne's deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise KAKADU in Australia's north and a variety of port visits and community engagement in the North East Asian region. 

Two’s company for LHDs

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW

The Navy’s two largest ships have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney today bound for exercises off Australia’s east coast and northern waters.

 

South Pacific deployment beckons for HMAS Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), ABATV Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide is returned to her regular berth after a period of maintenance within Captain Cook Graving Dock, Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABATV Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Adelaide is returned to her regular berth after a period of maintenance within Captain Cook Graving Dock, Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.

HMAS Adelaide is preparing to embark on its longest deployment this year – a three month journey across the South Pacific to Hawaii and back called Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18). The deployment represents the second iteration of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour activity in which Adelaide has been the flagship.

 

Support ship returns from Indo-Pacific mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Stock image: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
 (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Stock image: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

True to her motto of ‘To Serve and Provide’, HMAS Sirius sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West after almost four months at sea on 15 December, in time for well-earned Christmas break.