Topic: Deployments (Non-Operations)

HMAS Ballarat visit to Zhanjiang

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Danica Thompson (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Australian Consul General Guangzhou, Mr Dominic Trindade, the CO, Commander David Landon, CSM, RAN, and a contingent from HMAS Ballarat are given a tour the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II class frigate Huangshan by the CO, Captain Zhang Huiwu. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Australian Consul General Guangzhou, Mr Dominic Trindade, the CO, Commander David Landon, CSM, RAN, and a contingent from HMAS Ballarat are given a tour the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II class frigate Huangshan by the CO, Captain Zhang Huiwu.

A musical welcome greeted HMAS Ballarat as she drew alongside Zhanjiang, China, the home of the People’s Liberation Army – Navy South Sea Fleet for a port visit.

HMAS Ballarat exercises with Canadian Navy

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

HMAS Ballarat in company with the Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during HMAS Ballarat's South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat in company with the Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during HMAS Ballarat's South East Asia Deployment.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has completed a range of underway exercises with Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg in the waters of South East Asia during Ballarat's South East Asia deployment.

Ballarat exercises with PLA-N

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat and Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Jiangkai II class frigate 'Huangshan', conduct exercises on completion of HMAS Ballarat's port visit to Zhanjiang, China. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat and Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Jiangkai II class frigate 'Huangshan', conduct exercises on completion of HMAS Ballarat's port visit to Zhanjiang, China.

HMAS Ballarat has taken part in a range of maritime exercises with People’s Liberation Army – Navy vessel Huangshan following a successful visit to the People’s Republic of China.

Launceston deploys north

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Rob Guest (author), WO2 Chris Houghton (photographer)

HMAS Launceston leads the way of HMAS Pirie as they sail out of Darwin Harbour with members of the United States Marine Corps - Rotational Force embarked to experience a day at sea on an Armidale class Patrol Boat. (photo: WO2 Chris Houghton)

HMAS Launceston leads the way of HMAS Pirie as they sail out of Darwin Harbour with members of the United States Marine Corps - Rotational Force embarked to experience a day at sea on an Armidale class Patrol Boat.

Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Launceston has tested trainees and strengthened regional relationships in a recent deployment to south-east Asia.

Busy Ballarat sails for Asia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat slowly pulls away from the wharf at Fleet Base West before setting sail on their South East Asian deployment. (photo: LSML-CSM Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Ballarat slowly pulls away from the wharf at Fleet Base West before setting sail on their South East Asian deployment.

The crew of HMAS Ballarat formed up port-side and bid farewell to families, friends and well-wishers recently at Fleet Base West, south of Perth, before sailing through Careening Bay for a deployment throughout South East Asia.

Returning home from a Sirius adventure

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jonathan Williams (author), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Nicholas Asara, Midshipman Jon Williams, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Gunning line the upper decks as HMAS Sirius prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Sub Lieutenant Nicholas Asara, Midshipman Jon Williams, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Gunning line the upper decks as HMAS Sirius prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West, WA.

After deploying in August for South East Asia, HMAS Sirius returned home to Fleet Base West on 13 December to the cheers of family and friends.

Dechaineux returns

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home HMAS Dechaineux from a South East Asia deployment. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home HMAS Dechaineux from a South East Asia deployment.

HMAS Dechaineux returned to her home port at Fleet Base West just before Christmas, following a six month deployment to Asia and the east coast of Australia.

Sirius fun for west coast sailor

Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Jabin Roberts on the helm of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Jabin Roberts on the helm of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Following his twin brother into the Navy has been a life changing experience for Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Jabin Roberts.

Sirius Golf Team lights up Singapore’s fairways

Published on by POML-P Raymond O'Sullivan (author), SBLT Nicholas Asara (author), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

The HMAS Sirius golf team gather before teeing off at Jurong Country Club in Singapore. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

The HMAS Sirius golf team gather before teeing off at Jurong Country Club in Singapore.

The ship's company of HMAS Sirius made excellent use of their off-duty time during their recent four month Asian deployment, by taking care of their mental health.

Reflections on a ten year career

Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Dean Jarzabek receives his certificate for boat coxswain. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Dean Jarzabek receives his certificate for boat coxswain.

In March 2016 Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Dean Jarzabek will mark his ten years in the Navy, and his recent deployment with HMAS Sirius throughout Asia, was a chance to reflect.