Topic: Operations

Assail Two celebrates Australia Day

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSMT Alan Rickard (photographer)

Sunrise on Australia Day 2014 as seen from the bridge of Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Broome, north of the Tiwi Islands.
 (photo: Unknown)

Sunrise on Australia Day 2014 as seen from the bridge of Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Broome, north of the Tiwi Islands.

Far away from backyard barbies, beach cricket and fireworks, up to 800 Defence Force personnel, on land, at sea, and in the air, kept a diligent watch over northern waters during the Australia Day long weekend, 2014.

Resurgent in Mission Readiness

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

HMAS Darwin successfully achieved Mission Readiness following a recent evaluation ahead of the scheduled deployment for Operation SLIPPER.

Optimistic outlook: Commander CTF 150 concludes maritime security tour of East Africa

Published on by Combined Maritime Forces (author)

L-R:  Australian Defence Attaché to the African Union, COL James Davey; Chief of Medical Services, MAJGEN (Dr) Adam Simon Mwabulanga (representing Chief of Staff to Chief of the Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force); Commander Combined Task Force 150, CDRE Daryl Bates, RAN; Regional Plans and Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 150, CMDR Michael Turner, RAN; Acting Director Defence Intelligence, Colonel Kapesa; and Military Assistant to Chief of Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force, Colonel Remigius Castory Ngumbi.
 (photo: Combined Maritime Forces)

L-R: Australian Defence Attaché to the African Union, COL James Davey; Chief of Medical Services, MAJGEN (Dr) Adam Simon Mwabulanga (representing Chief of Staff to Chief of the Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force); Commander Combined Task Force 150, CDRE Daryl Bates, RAN; Regional Plans and Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 150, CMDR Michael Turner, RAN; Acting Director Defence Intelligence, Colonel Kapesa; and Military Assistant to Chief of Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force, Colonel Remigius Castory Ngumbi.

The Australian Commander of the multi-national Combined Task Force 150 has concluded a productive series of maritime security meetings with a visit to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Darwin sails for SLIPPER

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

After months of intensive preparation, HMAS Darwin departed her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney for a seven-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

After months of intensive preparation, HMAS Darwin departed her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney for a seven-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER.

The Australian Warship HMAS Darwin departed Sydney today, bound for the Middle East Area of Operations where she will take over Operation SLIPPER duties from HMAS Melbourne

CMF Task Forces discuss regional security in Djibouti

This article has photo gallery Published on by Combined Maritime Forces (author and photographer)

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Chief of the Djibouti Navy, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher; and Regional Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 151, Lieutenant Commander Maria Vang Knudsen, Royal Danish Navy meet in Djibouti. (photo: Combined Maritime Forces)

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Chief of the Djibouti Navy, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher; and Regional Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 151, Lieutenant Commander Maria Vang Knudsen, Royal Danish Navy meet in Djibouti.

A Combined Task Force 150 and CTF 151 delegation, led by Commodore Daryl Bates of the Royal Australian Navy, recently met with senior maritime leaders in Djibouti.

Australian CTF 150 Commander meets with Pakistan Navy to bolster maritime security in Middle East

Published on by combinedmaritimeforces.com (author), LCDR Emma McDonald-Kerr (photographer)

(L-R) Former Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Asif Khaliq, Pakistan Navy; Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, His Excellency Peter Heyward; Commander Karachi, Vice Admiral Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain, Pakistan Navy; CTF 150 Planning and Regional Engagement Officer, Commander Michael Turner, RAN; and Assistant Defence Adviser to Pakistan, Major Rick Lovelock, Australian Army. (photo: LCDR Emma McDonald-Kerr)

(L-R) Former Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Asif Khaliq, Pakistan Navy; Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, His Excellency Peter Heyward; Commander Karachi, Vice Admiral Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain, Pakistan Navy; CTF 150 Planning and Regional Engagement Officer, Commander Michael Turner, RAN; and Assistant Defence Adviser to Pakistan, Major Rick Lovelock, Australian Army.

A Combined Task Force 150 delegation, led by Australian Commodore Daryl Bates RAN met with senior leaders of the Pakistan Navy during a three-day visit to Pakistan during December.

Sirius kicks off 2014 with a bit of RAS(L) dazzle

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author and photographer), LCDR Peter Russell (photographer)

A thirsty HMAS Stuart receives liquid replenishment from HMAS Sirius during border protection duties. (photo: LEUT Des Paroz)

A thirsty HMAS Stuart receives liquid replenishment from HMAS Sirius during border protection duties.

West-based tanker HMAS Sirius has conducted the first Replenishment at Sea for the Royal Australian Navy in 2014.

Operational tanker supports border protection

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author), LCDR Peter Russell (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducting a RAS-(L) underway for HMAS Stuart, allowing Stuart to stay on station longer as a result of the much needed liquid refreshment. (photo: LCDR Peter Russell)

HMAS Sirius conducting a RAS-(L) underway for HMAS Stuart, allowing Stuart to stay on station longer as a result of the much needed liquid refreshment.

The Navy’s west based operational tanker, HMAS Sirius, provided essential support to Operation RESOLUTE over the Christmas and New Year period, conducting routine re-supply runs from Fleet Base West.

North Rocky local's busy year on operations

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Able Seaman Cryptological Sailor Martin Carroll on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Melbourne during a boarding operation in the Arabian Sea. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Cryptological Sailor Martin Carroll on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Melbourne during a boarding operation in the Arabian Sea.

It was a busy year in 2013 for 31-year-old Rockhampton product Martin Carroll and the pace is not slowing down.

From the Bay to the big blue sea

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Luke Hartup from Port Stephens will be spending Christmas onboard HMAS Parramatta, conducting borer protection operations. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Luke Hartup from Port Stephens will be spending Christmas onboard HMAS Parramatta, conducting borer protection operations.

Less than 18 months ago, Anna Bay local Luke Hartup took the Gan Gan Road out of town toward Port Stephens and into a new life.