Topic: South East Asia Deployment

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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

New horizons beckon for Indonesian speaking officer

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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

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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.