Topic: Deployments (Non-Operations)

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.

New Horizon dawns in Java Sea

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The guard marches on for a Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta during exercise New Horizon. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The guard marches on for a Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta during exercise New Horizon.

HMAS Sirius and HMAS Arunta are heading home after wrapping up a challenging series of evolutions with the Indonesian Navy in the Java Sea.

Traditional dancing on display in Surabaya

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sonia Clark (author), LCDR Kingsley Scarce (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Petty Officer Shepherd performs a traditional Aboriginal dance at the cocktail party and Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta while berthed alongside Surabaya during the shore phase of Ex New Horizon. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Shepherd performs a traditional Aboriginal dance at the cocktail party and Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta while berthed alongside Surabaya during the shore phase of Ex New Horizon.

Hosts and guests alike were treated to a feast of the senses at a showcase of traditional dance during the recent Exercise NEW HORIZON 2015 in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Task group re-forms in South China Sea

Published on by MIDN Jonathan Williams (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a duel Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Sirius conducts a duel Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment.

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.

New horizons beckon for Indonesian speaking officer

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Baulch is the Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer on board HMAS Arunta which has joined HMAS Sirius in Surabaya for Exercise NEW HORIZON. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant Baulch is the Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer on board HMAS Arunta which has joined HMAS Sirius in Surabaya for Exercise NEW HORIZON.

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.

Reciprocal hospitality during NEW HORIZON

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), SBLT Karl Hoopmann (photographer)

Midshipman Ashley Hill with two cadets from the TNI-AL during a tour of HMAS Arunta. (photo: SBLT Karl Hoopmann)

Midshipman Ashley Hill with two cadets from the TNI-AL during a tour of HMAS Arunta.

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.