Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)
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.
Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
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.
Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
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.
Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)
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.
Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)
The Commanding Officer of the Australian Defence Vessel at the centre of a major drug bust off the New South Wales coast, says his team chased the suspect vessel for up to eight hours before the suspects could be apprehended by police.
Published on by Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (author), Australian Border Force (videographer)
A Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) operation in collaboration with Maritime Border Command (MBC) has yesterday resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of approximately 600 kilograms of cocaine.