Topic: HMAS Arunta (F151)
East met west recently as HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta, usually based on either side of Australia, were both in Busan, South Korea.
HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius are in Subic Bay in the Philippines for a five-day visit. The short break from sea will give the ships’ companies an opportunity to continue their association with Filipino colleagues and experience Philippines culture and sights.
The uncharacteristic hot and hazy conditions in the South China Sea set the back drop for a planning for a passage exercise between Australia and Singapore. HMAS Sirius welcomed Operations Officers from Singaporean ships RSS Supreme and RSS Valiant and Australian frigate, HMAS Arunta, to develop a plan for interactions between the four ships.
Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Walter Miller is responsible for preparing meals for up to 192 crew on board Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Arunta, currently on a North East Asian deployment.
Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys David Williams says he loves working on operations and being part of a Seahawk crew. He is currently embarked on HMAS Arunta, which is undertaking a North East Asian deployment.
Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Bradley Darvill has the exciting job of capturing all the interesting and amazing things the Royal Australian Navy does on a day to day basis, and in particular, as a member of the ship's company of HMAS Arunta, has the job of the embarked Imagery Specialist during its North East Asian deployment.
Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry arrived in Subic Bay in the Philippines today onboard HMAS Arunta which is conducting a port visit as part of the ship’s North East Asian deployment, of which the Philippines is just one of many stops.
While in the Philippines for a recent port visit, Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, Australian Defence Attaché to the Philippines Colonel Bruce Murray and Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil were pleased to host members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and distinguished guests onboard Arunta for an official reception.
The ships' companies of HMAS Sirius and Arunta joined forces for a sports day with young trainees from the Philippine Naval Education and Training Centre during the ships' ongoing North East Asian deployment.
One month into their North East Asian deployment HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius joined forces to take on the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly game of soccer during a port visit to Kemaman. It was a hotly contested game with both teams demonstrating a high level of competitiveness however it was the Malaysians who came out on top winning 3-1.