Topic: HMAS Ballarat (F155)

'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.

Team Navy revs up with champions of Speedway

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Driver Veronica McCann stands next to the Team Navy Red Hot Racing late model race car during the teams visit to Fleet Base West on HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Driver Veronica McCann stands next to the Team Navy Red Hot Racing late model race car during the teams visit to Fleet Base West on HMAS Stirling.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling don't usually undertake work to the sounds of revving engines - but on 3 October, to assist with Team Navy's support to the 2019 season, personnel were invited to attend the launch.

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

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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.

Busy Ballarat returns home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Patrick Scott (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Family and friends of the crew of HMAS Ballarat wave to their loved ones as the ship pulls alongside to her home port of Fleet Base West, Western Australia, at the completion of a four month South East Asia deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Family and friends of the crew of HMAS Ballarat wave to their loved ones as the ship pulls alongside to her home port of Fleet Base West, Western Australia, at the completion of a four month South East Asia deployment.

HMAS Ballarat has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, to a large gathering of family and friends after completing a three month deployment to South East Asia and; participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABER off the Australian coast.

Evacuated with wisdom and courage

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An Aircrewman from HMAS Ballarat watches as HMAS Ballarat's MH60-R helicopter prepares to conduct a casualty extraction from HMAS Shepparton. (photo: Unknown)

An Aircrewman from HMAS Ballarat watches as HMAS Ballarat's MH60-R helicopter prepares to conduct a casualty extraction from HMAS Shepparton.

When one of their own became a real-time casualty, the crew of survey motor launch, HMAS Shepparton acted swiftly to provide an immediate response and medical evacuation by helicopter.

Patrol boats essential to exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMAS Bathurst breaks away from the fleet during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North. (photo: ABMT Leo Baumgartner)

HMAS Bathurst breaks away from the fleet during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North.

HMA Ships Bathurst and Broome have been mixing it up with the big kids; proving they can punch above their weight in complex maritime warfare exercises.

Top end exercises get maritime component of TS17 underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Deanna Ellick (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), POA Matthew Jose (photographer)

(Front to Back) HMA Ships Bathurst and Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with USS John S. McCain during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North. (photo: POA Matthew Jose)

(Front to Back) HMA Ships Bathurst and Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with USS John S. McCain during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North.

The Royal Australian and United States navies have proven a potent and agile force when operating together during the opening phases of Exercise TALISMAN SABER 17, which took place in the Northern Territory.

Career change is the pits for Able Seaman

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Ben Willee (author), LCDR Don Hogarth (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond with the Pro Drive race car in Townsville. (photo: LCDR Don Hogarth)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond with the Pro Drive race car in Townsville.

The Royal Australian Navy has taken Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond across the world.