Topic: HMAS Arunta (F151)
HMA Ships Stuart, Hobart, Arunta and Sirius departed Sydney in formation today to mark the start of the sea phase of Navy's first major exercise for the year, Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).
The crew of HMAS Arunta had double cause for celebration recently as they marked the ship’s 21st birthday and their return from a successful deployment to Southeast Asia.
Members of the Australian and Indonesian navies held a triumphant closing ceremony on board HMAS Arunta to mark the successful completion of Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019.
Sailors and officers from HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta donned extra-long skis, jumped into sacks and joined hands with their Indonesian Navy counterparts to participate in traditional games and sport in Surabaya, Indonesia, ahead of joint maritime exercises.
HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius arrived in Surabaya, Indonesia, in November to a warm welcome that included a traditional dance performance at the Jamrud Utara wharf and an opening ceremony at the Indonesian Navy’s Second Fleet Command.
There is always pride at stake when local teams accept the challenge to compete in one of HMAS Stirling’s monthly sports competitions.
Dignitaries from the Warship Asset Management Agreement and senior Navy officers joined HMAS Arunta on 19 July, for a VIP sea-day following the ship’s recent Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade.
A cold, wet day didn’t spoil the feeling of optimism that surrounded the Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony that marked the recent return of HMAS Arunta to Fleet Base West after a 20-month Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.
For those who go to sea there is nothing as critical as understanding the stability of the ship as it encounters all the forces that ocean and weather can bring to bear in combination.
HMAS Arunta recently celebrated 20 years’ service with a seafood buffet and birthday cake prepared by the ship’s Maritime Logistics staff.