Topic: HMAS Arunta (F151)
Following a passage exercise with Vietnamese People’s Navy ship HQ-275, HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart to reform Task Group 627.3 for the latter part of their Asian deployments.
Sub Lieutenant Stephanie Baulch can’t quite believe her luck. Less than a year after completing a language course in Indonesia she is back again, and ready to put her language skills to the ultimate test.
Australia’s relationship with Indonesia has been highlighted this week by a visit to the port city of Surabaya, Indonesia, by the Anzac frigate HMAS Arunta and replenishment ship HMAS Sirius. The ships are participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON - the most important maritime activity of its kind between the Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL), or Indonesian Navy, and the Royal Australian Navy.
The Royal Australian Navy conducted a port visit and naval exercise with the People’s Liberation Army - Navy (PLA-N) in Zhanjiang, China during the period 31 October to 2 November.
Growing up on the coast, and looking for a career travelling the world along with a healthy lifestyle, Midshipman Ashley Hill has certainly achieved some highlights since she joined the Navy in February 2015.
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Shona Compton loves people deploying overseas and experiencing new cultures.
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Danielle Collins says she loves her job because it has taken her places she would never have gone to without the Navy. She is currently embarked in HMAS Arunta, which is undertaking a North East Asian deployment.
HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart recently participated in a Rugby Union tournament in the port of Busan, the Republic of South Korea, against a local ex-pats team, the Busan Bandits. The port visit was part of Stuart's and Arunta's North East Asia Deployment 2015.
During a recent visit to Zhanjiang, China, HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta joined forces to take on the People’s Liberation Army - Navy (PLA-N) in a friendly game of soccer.
HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta have followed up a successful port visit to Busan, South Korea, by participating in bilateral Exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY, with four warships of the Republic of Korea Navy.