Topic: South East Asia Deployment

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

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.

Travel is all in a day's work for Leading Seaman

Published on by LEUT Nick Manning (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid is the high power maintainer on board fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid is the high power maintainer on board fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid says he joined the Navy to see the world.

Operations Officers cross decks in the South China Sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Operations Staff from HMAS Sirius, HMAS Arunta, RSS Supreme, and RSS Valiant conduct Ops planning in the wardroom of HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LEUT Jake Leonard)

Operations Staff from HMAS Sirius, HMAS Arunta, RSS Supreme, and RSS Valiant conduct Ops planning in the wardroom of HMAS Sirius.

The uncharacteristic hot and hazy conditions in the South China Sea set the back drop for a planning for a passage exercise between Australia and Singapore. HMAS Sirius welcomed Operations Officers from Singaporean ships RSS Supreme and RSS Valiant and Australian frigate, HMAS Arunta, to develop a plan for interactions between the four ships.

HMAS Ballarat enjoys port visit to Langkawi, Malaysia

Published on by LEUT Darren Greene and SBLT Damian Dedich (author)

HMAS Ballarat arrives at Langkawi Naval Base for Exercise MASTEX 2013. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Ballarat arrives at Langkawi Naval Base for Exercise MASTEX 2013.

HMAS Ballarat successfully completed a port visit to Langkawi, Malaysia at the start of September as part of her South East Asian Deployment.