Topic: Pacific Maritime Security Program (PMSP)

Pacific matters a key focus for Chief of Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), AB Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Delegates, including the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, at the Pacific Maritime Security Partnership event at the 2019 Sea Power Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Delegates, including the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, at the Pacific Maritime Security Partnership event at the 2019 Sea Power Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

Australia’s enduring ties with the Pacific have dominated the agenda ahead of Navy’s Sea Power Conference, with a gathering of regional maritime leaders in Sydney.

Guardian Class Patrol Boat presented to Samoa

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Head of Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn; Samoan High Commissioner Her Excellency Ms Hinauri Petana; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Samoan Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata'afa; and Austal Manager Ben Wardle, in front of Guardian Class Patrol Boat Nafanua II. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Head of Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn; Samoan High Commissioner Her Excellency Ms Hinauri Petana; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Samoan Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata'afa; and Austal Manager Ben Wardle, in front of Guardian Class Patrol Boat Nafanua II.

The fourth of 21 Guardian class patrol boats destined for the Pacific was officially handed over to Samoa on Friday at the Austal Shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.

New guardian arrives in the Pacific

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Ngahau Koula departs Port Vila, Vanuatu, with HMAS Armidale enroute to Tonga ahead of her upcoming commissioning. (photo: )

Ngahau Koula departs Port Vila, Vanuatu, with HMAS Armidale enroute to Tonga ahead of her upcoming commissioning.

The third of 21 Guardian Class Patrol Boats donated by Australia to partners in the Pacific region has been escorted to Tonga by HMAS Armidale.

Sirius’ successful visit to Samoa

This article has photo gallery Published on by Army CAPT Jarrad Baldwin (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Melanie Verho (centre); with the Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Mrs Sara Moriarty (centre right); and Deputy Head of Mission Amanda Jewel (centre left); and participants from the Women, Peace and Security meeting at the Australian High Commission in Apia, Samoa. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Melanie Verho (centre); with the Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Mrs Sara Moriarty (centre right); and Deputy Head of Mission Amanda Jewel (centre left); and participants from the Women, Peace and Security meeting at the Australian High Commission in Apia, Samoa.

The Australian Defence Force completed a key engagement activity in Samoa in July, as part of its ongoing commitment to deepen relationships in the region.

Patrol boat preview for Timor-Leste delegation

Published on by MAJ David Phillips (author)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - the Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.

Tonga receives new Guardian Class Patrol Boat

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN, co-signs the handover contract with Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Tonga, Captain Sione Ulakai for the third Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Ngahau Koula, at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN, co-signs the handover contract with Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Tonga, Captain Sione Ulakai for the third Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Ngahau Koula, at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia.

Australia has officially handed over a new Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Kingdom of Tonga.

A piece of the Pacific in the west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling.

With their beautiful, harmonious singing and a new Guardian Class Patrol Boat, the maritime surveillance unit of the Tuvalu Police Force brought a distinct Pacific Island feel to Fleet Base West.

Pacific security bolstered as first Guardian Class Patrol Boat commissioned

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABCIS Peta Binns (photographer)

Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, addresses guests during the commissioning ceremony for Guardian Class Patrol Boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. (photo: ABCIS Peta Binns)

Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, addresses guests during the commissioning ceremony for Guardian Class Patrol Boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force celebrated the commissioning of the first Guardian Class Patrol Boat, HMPNGS Ted Diro, on Friday 1 February.

Opportunity is a privilege

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Jason Tuffrey (photographer)

Lieutenant Lauren Milburn attended the annual Maritime Surveillance Adviser/Technical Adviser conference at the Rex Hotel in Canberra prior to her promotion to Lieutenant Commander and her posting to Micronesia. (photo: Mr Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant Lauren Milburn attended the annual Maritime Surveillance Adviser/Technical Adviser conference at the Rex Hotel in Canberra prior to her promotion to Lieutenant Commander and her posting to Micronesia.

Lieutenant Commander Lauren Milburn has enjoyed her first year as the Maritime Surveillance Adviser in Micronesia.

Postings provide mutual benefits

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

RAN Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics David Bragg, left, and Samoa Police Service officers Woman Constables Annalieze Taumua, Rosalia Manutulila and Suisui Malu on the bridge of the Samoa Police Maritime Wing patrol boat SPB Nafanua at Apia, Samoa. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

RAN Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics David Bragg, left, and Samoa Police Service officers Woman Constables Annalieze Taumua, Rosalia Manutulila and Suisui Malu on the bridge of the Samoa Police Maritime Wing patrol boat SPB Nafanua at Apia, Samoa.

The mutual benefits of Australia’s engagement with its Pacific partners are clear to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Dobb and CPOATV David Bragg. They are posted to Samoa where Lieutenant Commander Dobb is the Maritime Surveillance Adviser and Chief Petty Officer Bragg is the Technical Adviser.