Topic: Operations

Melbourne’s good to go!

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POEW sailor Shannon Evans closed up as upper deck sentry on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne, with an F88 Steyr rifle, loaded with blank ammunition during a force protection assessment. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

POEW sailor Shannon Evans closed up as upper deck sentry on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne, with an F88 Steyr rifle, loaded with blank ammunition during a force protection assessment.

With a pipe from the Executive Officer it was all over. The ship and its company had passed the final assessment that began with a Mariner Skills Evaluation back in March and culminated in September with a final Force Protection assessment alongside Diamantina Pier, HMAS Stirling, WA.

Democracy at sea

Published on by LEUT Laura Ball (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

LEUT Alisha Withers prepares a postal vote while HMAS Newcastle is berthed at Aqaba, Jordan during the 2013 elections. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

LEUT Alisha Withers prepares a postal vote while HMAS Newcastle is berthed at Aqaba, Jordan during the 2013 elections.

Fifteen thousand kilometres away from the polling booths at Australian primary schools and the smell of the fundraising sausage sizzles, members of HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company had their say in the 2013 Australian Federal Election.

British Lions reunite onboard HMAS Newcastle

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

HMS Kent's Merlin helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle during a ship transfer activity in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

HMS Kent's Merlin helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle during a ship transfer activity in the Middle East Area of Operations.

A Royal Navy Officer recently ‘hitched a ride’ across the Red Sea onboard HMAS Newcastle, while trying to make his way home to England.

Sailor receives Instructor of the Year award

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

LSBM Christian Duncan receives an award for the Sea Training Unit-Minor War Vessel Instructor of the Year by Commodore Warfare, CDRE Peter Leavy and Commanding Officer ATTACK ONE LEUT Justine Archer during Attack One's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

LSBM Christian Duncan receives an award for the Sea Training Unit-Minor War Vessel Instructor of the Year by Commodore Warfare, CDRE Peter Leavy and Commanding Officer ATTACK ONE LEUT Justine Archer during Attack One's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

A very busy period for the Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessels in Darwin concluded this month with the presentation of an award to one of their own, who was named Instructor of the Year.

Warramunga hosts family and friends for a sea experience

Published on by LCDR David Bettell (author), LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Kerry Douven, is lowered into the water in a man overboard exercise conducted for Warramunga's Family Day. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

HMAS Warramunga's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Kerry Douven, is lowered into the water in a man overboard exercise conducted for Warramunga's Family Day.

Approximately 250 family and friends of HMAS Warramunga's crew recently joined them onboard for a half day ‘at sea experience’ in Cockburn Sound, WA.

Keeping the propellers turning for ARDENT THREE

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technical Ronny Turner stands at the entry of the engine room door onboard HMAS Wollongong during Operation CORPAT. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Marine Technical Ronny Turner stands at the entry of the engine room door onboard HMAS Wollongong during Operation CORPAT.

Redcliffe local Ronny Turner has come along way since completing Redcliffe High School in 2003.

Ballarat receives top up from Sirius on transit north

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), ABEW Andrew Hardrin (photographer)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius. (photo: ABEW Andrew Hardrin)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius.

“Distance two cables, bearing seven degrees,” reported HMAS Ballarat’s Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Tom Geraghty to his Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Doornbos.

Ballarat slips quietly away for South East Asian deployment

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat leaves stern first from Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a three month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Ballarat leaves stern first from Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a three month deployment to South East Asia.

Without fanfare, HMAS Ballarat departed Fleet Base East early on 5 August 2013 to conduct some additional warfare training before commencing a three month South East Asian and Operation RESOLUTE deployment, following almost a month of intense Unit Readiness Workups.

HMAS Newcastle completes counter-terrorism focused operation

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer), LSEW Melissa Girling (photographer)

One of HMAS Newcastle's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) returning from boarding operations. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

One of HMAS Newcastle's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) returning from boarding operations.

In July, HMAS Newcastle completed an intensive counter-terrorism focused operation in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden with the multi-national Combined Task Force 150.

HMAS Melbourne sails for SLIPPER

Published on by ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Alee Scarfone farewells her daughter Keira, aged 5, before departing on a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Alee Scarfone farewells her daughter Keira, aged 5, before departing on a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne.

Today, the Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS Melbourne set sail for a six-month operational deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.