Topic: Patrol Vessels (PB)

Patrol boats the guardians of regional security and stability

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABCIS Blake Donovan (photographer)

Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel Gizo, leads Royal Australian Navy Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Maryborough. (photo: ABCIS Blake Donovan)

Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel Gizo, leads Royal Australian Navy Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Maryborough.

Royal Australian Navy Patrol Boat HMAS Maryborough has joined Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel Gizo, a Guardian class patrol boat, for her maiden voyage home.

Husband and wife make patrol boat history

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Mr Glenn Campbell (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: Glenn Campbell)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

A married couple in Darwin has become the first husband and wife in Royal Australian Navy history to command patrol boats at the same time.

WO-N recognises “important work” of patrol boat community

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commander Maritime Border Command, Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN, and Warrant Officer - Navy, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, came aboard HMAS Larrakia, alongside HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, to present the 2017  crew of HMAS Maryborough with a Joint Operations Command commendation, in recognition of their superior performance of duty during a major fire aboard HMAS Maryborough in 2017. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commander Maritime Border Command, Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN, and Warrant Officer - Navy, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, came aboard HMAS Larrakia, alongside HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, to present the 2017 crew of HMAS Maryborough with a Joint Operations Command commendation, in recognition of their superior performance of duty during a major fire aboard HMAS Maryborough in 2017.

Two of Navy's senior leaders visited HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin recently to recognise the work of the patrol boat community this year.

Pacific mates make friendly rivals on the sporting field

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Max Logan (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer), SGT Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

Personnel from His Majesty's Armed Forces of Tonga and the ADF play a game of touch football at Tonga Navy establishment HMNB Masefield in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Personnel from His Majesty's Armed Forces of Tonga and the ADF play a game of touch football at Tonga Navy establishment HMNB Masefield in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

The islands of Tonga set the scene for some friendly competition during Joint Task Group 637.3’s recent visit to the Pacific nation’s capital Nuku’alofa. HMAF members joined personnel from HMA Ships Adelaide, Melville and Larrakia for touch football.

Launceston celebrates 12 years of service and miles to the moon and back

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Launceston, CMDR Matt Richardson, and youngest member of the crew Gunner Emily Robertson cut the patrol boat’s birthday cake. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Launceston, CMDR Matt Richardson, and youngest member of the crew Gunner Emily Robertson cut the patrol boat’s birthday cake.

The crew of HMAS Launceston celebrated the vessel’s twelfth birthday in a manner that testified to the work ethic of the Royal Australian Navy’s patrol boats: at sea, on operation, protecting Australia’s northern maritime borders.

Stark contrast

Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Courtney Stark operates HMAS Maryborough's ten inch light during a recent deployment. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Courtney Stark operates HMAS Maryborough's ten inch light during a recent deployment.

For Seaman Communications and Information Systems Courtney Stark, working in retail and hospitality just wasn’t cutting it anymore. Reflecting on her godfather’s stories of his time in the Navy, the call for a new career was realised.

New guardian arrives in the Pacific

Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author)

Ngahau Koula departs Port Vila, Vanuatu, with HMAS Armidale enroute to Tonga ahead of her upcoming commissioning. (photo: )

Ngahau Koula departs Port Vila, Vanuatu, with HMAS Armidale enroute to Tonga ahead of her upcoming commissioning.

The third of 21 Guardian Class Patrol Boats donated by Australia to partners in the Pacific region has been escorted to Tonga by HMAS Armidale.

Tonga receives new Guardian-class Patrol Boat

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN, co-signs the handover contract with Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Tonga, Captain Sione Ulakai for the third Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Ngahau Koula, at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN, co-signs the handover contract with Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Tonga, Captain Sione Ulakai for the third Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Ngahau Koula, at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia.

Australia has officially handed over a new Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Kingdom of Tonga.

“We stand with you” - CN visits Navy’s North Queensland Force

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks with Cairns based officers and sailors during a visit to HMAS Cairns, Qld. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks with Cairns based officers and sailors during a visit to HMAS Cairns, Qld.

The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mike Noonan has paid a visit to Townsville and HMAS Cairns, telling members any impact from a current operational surge will be shared across the Royal Australian Navy.

Maritime bonds built during APEC 2018

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Armidale Class Patrol Boats HMAS Larrakia and HMAS Glenelg lead HMNZS Otago in a sail past of HMAS Adelaide as the Australian and international maritime elements prepare to depart Fairfax Harbour, Port Moresby on completion of Operation APEC 2018 ASSIST. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Armidale Class Patrol Boats HMAS Larrakia and HMAS Glenelg lead HMNZS Otago in a sail past of HMAS Adelaide as the Australian and international maritime elements prepare to depart Fairfax Harbour, Port Moresby on completion of Operation APEC 2018 ASSIST.

The successful conclusion of APEC 2018 Leaders’ Week marked a very successful conclusion of a significant maritime security effort undertaken by Papua New Guinea and supported by international security partners Australia, New Zealand and the United States.