Topic: Operation RESOLUTE

All I want for Christmas is a speedy sea boat

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Reedy onboard an Armidale class Patrol Boat with Attack Five crew alongside Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Reedy onboard an Armidale class Patrol Boat with Attack Five crew alongside Darwin.

Able Seaman Nicholas Reedy may be away from home for the holidays, but while others wake up on Christmas morning to unwrap their presents, the former Toowoomba Harristown State High School student will be at sea manning the helm of a Navy Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat.

High seas rendezvous

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), LSEW Andrew Harding (photographer)

POCSS David Kennedy and ABMT Ross Kennedy together onboard Ballarat. (photo: LSEW Andrew Harding)

POCSS David Kennedy and ABMT Ross Kennedy together onboard Ballarat.

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor David Kennedy and his son Able Seaman Marine Technician Ross Kennedy had an unexpected reunion onboard HMAS Ballarat recently, during a transfer of personnel while on Operation RESOLUTE.

Mission success for first mine-hunter Operation RESOLUTE boarding

Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

First lines are passed as HMAS Huon prepares to berth alongside HMAS Waterhen, returning home after four months deployed assisting Operation RESOLUTE in Australia's north. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

First lines are passed as HMAS Huon prepares to berth alongside HMAS Waterhen, returning home after four months deployed assisting Operation RESOLUTE in Australia's north.

In September, just in time to participate in the International Fleet Review, HMAS Huon returned from four months on deployment, including a 12-week stint on Operation RESOLUTE.

Bathurst on Bathurst

Published on by MIDN Jocelynne Booth Millichamp (author)

The ship's company of HMAS Bathurst, crewed by Aware Three, line the deck of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat for a photo opportunity, before the start of the Bathurst 1000 race. (photo: )

The ship's company of HMAS Bathurst, crewed by Aware Three, line the deck of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat for a photo opportunity, before the start of the Bathurst 1000 race.

The crew of HMAS Bathurst were able to take a break from patrolling the line at Christmas Island for Operation RESOLUTE recently so they could enjoy the Bathurst 1000 race.

ATTACK ONE on target

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

ATTACK ONE personnel from HMAS Albany proceed in rigid hull inflatable boats to a simulated Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel (SIEV) during their Mission Readiness Evaluation by Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessel. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

ATTACK ONE personnel from HMAS Albany proceed in rigid hull inflatable boats to a simulated Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel (SIEV) during their Mission Readiness Evaluation by Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessel.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew ATTACK ONE has been deemed mission ready for Operation RESOLUTE following two weeks of training by Sea Training Unit – Minor War Vessels and a final assessment by the senior assessor Commodore Warfare.

Sailor receives Instructor of the Year award

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

LSBM Christian Duncan receives an award for the Sea Training Unit-Minor War Vessel Instructor of the Year by Commodore Warfare, CDRE Peter Leavy and Commanding Officer ATTACK ONE LEUT Justine Archer during Attack One's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

LSBM Christian Duncan receives an award for the Sea Training Unit-Minor War Vessel Instructor of the Year by Commodore Warfare, CDRE Peter Leavy and Commanding Officer ATTACK ONE LEUT Justine Archer during Attack One's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

A very busy period for the Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessels in Darwin concluded this month with the presentation of an award to one of their own, who was named Instructor of the Year.

Warramunga hosts family and friends for a sea experience

Published on by LCDR David Bettell (author), LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Kerry Douven, is lowered into the water in a man overboard exercise conducted for Warramunga's Family Day. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

HMAS Warramunga's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Kerry Douven, is lowered into the water in a man overboard exercise conducted for Warramunga's Family Day.

Approximately 250 family and friends of HMAS Warramunga's crew recently joined them onboard for a half day ‘at sea experience’ in Cockburn Sound, WA.

Keeping the propellers turning for ARDENT THREE

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technical Ronny Turner stands at the entry of the engine room door onboard HMAS Wollongong during Operation CORPAT. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Marine Technical Ronny Turner stands at the entry of the engine room door onboard HMAS Wollongong during Operation CORPAT.

Redcliffe local Ronny Turner has come along way since completing Redcliffe High School in 2003.

Ballarat receives top up from Sirius on transit north

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), ABEW Andrew Hardrin (photographer)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius. (photo: ABEW Andrew Hardrin)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius.

“Distance two cables, bearing seven degrees,” reported HMAS Ballarat’s Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Tom Geraghty to his Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Doornbos.

Ballarat slips quietly away for South East Asian deployment

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat leaves stern first from Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a three month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Ballarat leaves stern first from Fleet Base East, Sydney, for a three month deployment to South East Asia.

Without fanfare, HMAS Ballarat departed Fleet Base East early on 5 August 2013 to conduct some additional warfare training before commencing a three month South East Asian and Operation RESOLUTE deployment, following almost a month of intense Unit Readiness Workups.