Topic: Indo-Pacific Endeavour

The show must go on – drill training at sea

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba ship's company conduct guard training at sea enroute to Jakarta, Indonesia for an upcoming ceremonial sunset as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

HMAS Toowoomba ship's company conduct guard training at sea enroute to Jakarta, Indonesia for an upcoming ceremonial sunset as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17

Traditions of pomp and ceremony still have their place in a modern military – with the self-discipline required being reflected across all parts of Navy life.

Sailing in-sync with Singapore

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

A MRH-90 Taipan helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts deck landings aboard Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Supreme off the coast of Singapore, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

A MRH-90 Taipan helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts deck landings aboard Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Supreme off the coast of Singapore, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

As a MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide touched down in a deck landing practice on the flight deck of RSS Supreme, Australia’s interoperability with the Singapore Armed Forces moved to a new level.

 

Malaysian medicos make Adelaide house call

Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (author)

Lietenant Colonel Dr. Mohamed Zaki Mokhtar of the Malaysian Armed Forces with Lieutenant Commander Richard Classon, in the Intensive Care Unit of HMAS Adelaide during a visit while the ship is alongside Port Klang, Malaysia, for Indo pacific Endeavour 2017.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lietenant Colonel Dr. Mohamed Zaki Mokhtar of the Malaysian Armed Forces with Lieutenant Commander Richard Classon, in the Intensive Care Unit of HMAS Adelaide during a visit while the ship is alongside Port Klang, Malaysia, for Indo pacific Endeavour 2017.

The recent visit to Malaysia by ships from an Australian task group provided an opportunity for medical teams from each country to share stories and talk techniques.

Communication key to supply

Published on by LEUT Theresa Swift (author), Unknown (photographer)

Leading Seaman Richard Hankinson is a member of the ships company onboard HMAS Sirius which is currently deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour.  (photo: LEUT Teresa Swift)

Leading Seaman Richard Hankinson is a member of the ships company onboard HMAS Sirius which is currently deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour.

Whatever the role of the warship, there’s still the requirement for professionals of all descriptions onboard, and in Navy’s combat support vessels communication is in high demand.

PNG homecoming for trainees

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide (left) and HMAS Ararat enter Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMAS Adelaide (left) and HMAS Ararat enter Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

It was a long-awaited homecoming for five Papua New Guinean nationals as Royal Australian Navy amphibious ship HMAS Adelaide sailed into Port Moresby on a recent visit.

 

Legal sea-eagle at home on the waves

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Lieutenant Tim Quadrio is aboard HMAS Adelaide during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Tim Quadrio is aboard HMAS Adelaide during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

For a maritime task group to deploy across the Indo-Pacific region it takes considerable contingency planning across all aspects of modern martime operations. Included in the deployed complement are a range of specialists to provide advice to the task group command.

 

Task group marks dual birthday celebrations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Parsons (author), LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), SMNEW Harrison Looney (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Howard and HMAS Parramatta's youngest crew member Midshipman Tiffany McCormack cut a large birthday cake celebrating HMAS Parramatta's 14th Birthday since commissioning in 2003.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Howard and HMAS Parramatta's youngest crew member Midshipman Tiffany McCormack cut a large birthday cake celebrating HMAS Parramatta's 14th Birthday since commissioning in 2003.

The ship’s companies of HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba recently celebrated their vessels’ birthdays in perfect mariner fashion – at sea as part of a joint task group deployment in the Indo-Pacific region.

Darwin welcomes warfighters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer)

Warfare Officers of the Philippine Navy pose for a photo in front of HMAS Darwin's Guided Missile Launcher with Midshipman Justin Csucsy. (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

Warfare Officers of the Philippine Navy pose for a photo in front of HMAS Darwin's Guided Missile Launcher with Midshipman Justin Csucsy.

With relationships strengthened, and warfare techniques discussed, shortly before departing Manila, HMAS Darwin rolled out the welcome mat for officers from the Philippine Navy.

Making more of the maritime

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

A RAAF P-8A Poseidon passes HMAS Darwin as she sails in company with HMAS Adelaide in the South East Asia, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

A RAAF P-8A Poseidon passes HMAS Darwin as she sails in company with HMAS Adelaide in the South East Asia, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

The Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force have been working ever closer together with a combined anti-submarine exercise undertaken as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group sails through regional waters.

Keeping the task group on task

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta conducts a night time replenishment at sea, taking fuel from HMAS Sirius while transiting in the South China Sea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta conducts a night time replenishment at sea, taking fuel from HMAS Sirius while transiting in the South China Sea.

With no commercial floating petrol stations in the middle of the ocean, Royal Australian Navy ships and helicopters rely on specialised replenishment ships for all their fuel needs.