Topic: HMAS Toowoomba (F156)

New search phase as ships return home

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba comes onto station to conduct a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success while on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
 (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

HMAS Toowoomba comes onto station to conduct a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success while on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

As the search for MH370 enters a new phase, HMAS Toowoomba and MV Seahorse Standard have returned to their home port of Fleet Base West after completing their commitment to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

Many countries - one purpose

Published on by LCDR Edward Ellison (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley Chambers, from HMAS Toowoomba, receives documents from the People's Liberation Army - Navy destroyer Haikou, while working together on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley Chambers, from HMAS Toowoomba, receives documents from the People's Liberation Army - Navy destroyer Haikou, while working together on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has brought the navies of Australia and China together in a significant display of international cooperation.

Toowoomba’s quick re-supply for urgent deployment to MH370 search

Published on by LCDR Edward Ellison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Stores and equipment are unloaded from HMAS Toowoomba before the ship is replenished in preparation of support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Stores and equipment are unloaded from HMAS Toowoomba before the ship is replenished in preparation of support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

In a demonstration of the Royal Australian Navy’s commitment to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, personnel at Fleet Base West resupplied and helped HMAS Toowoomba return to sea in under six hours.

Navy continues strong presence on the North West Shelf

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success.

A trio of warships recently conducted a patrol of the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields as part of the Australian Government's Border Protection Operations.

Training success in Exercise TAMEX

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate (ABBM) Chris Sawosz mans a 12.7mm machine gun as ABBM Matthew Magill keeps a look out and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Garard Hyde (centre) takes up his duty as the Local Gun Direction Officer and maintains communications with the Operations Room from the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate (ABBM) Chris Sawosz mans a 12.7mm machine gun as ABBM Matthew Magill keeps a look out and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Garard Hyde (centre) takes up his duty as the Local Gun Direction Officer and maintains communications with the Operations Room from the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Toowoomba.

A successful two weeks of intense anti-submarine warfare training between Navy and Air Force in the Western Australian Exercise Area concluded last Friday.

Thunder welcomed to Australia by Toowoomba

Published on by SBLT Ben Cleary (author)

The crew of HMAS Toowoomba welcome crew members from NNS Thunder onboard the Australian Warship. (photo: Unknown)

The crew of HMAS Toowoomba welcome crew members from NNS Thunder onboard the Australian Warship.

In September, HMAS Toowoomba hosted members of the ship's company of the Nigerian Navy Ship Thunder, which was visiting the Port of Fremantle enroute to the International Fleet Review (IFR).

Investing in Foodbank

Published on by SBLT Ben Cleary (author)

Members of the HMAS Toowoomba Maritime Logistics Department with Mr David Warren of Foodbank Western Australia. (L-R) ABML-C Nicholas Rickards, ABML-C Jason Tapley, SBLT Ben Cleary (AMLO), Mr David Warren, LSML-C Paul Cahill and ABML-C Trent Duncan. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the HMAS Toowoomba Maritime Logistics Department with Mr David Warren of Foodbank Western Australia. (L-R) ABML-C Nicholas Rickards, ABML-C Jason Tapley, SBLT Ben Cleary (AMLO), Mr David Warren, LSML-C Paul Cahill and ABML-C Trent Duncan.

On Thursday 26 September 2013, Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Toowoomba’s Maritime Logistics Department provided support to Foodbank, Western Australia.

Toowoomba to be welcomed home

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba transits international waters. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

HMAS Toowoomba transits international waters.

HMAS Toowoomba will receive a warm welcome home when she sails into Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling tomorrow, Friday 14 June 2013 following her six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.

HMAS Toowoomba (II) returning home from Middle East

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HMAS Toowoomba (II) and HMAS Newcastle conduct their Operation SLIPPER handover and officer of the watch manoeuvres in the northern Indian Ocean. (photo: )

HMAS Toowoomba (II) and HMAS Newcastle conduct their Operation SLIPPER handover and officer of the watch manoeuvres in the northern Indian Ocean.

HMAS Toowoomba (II) is making her way home to Australia after handing over maritime security and interception operations for Operation SLIPPER in the Middle East Area of Operations to HMAS Newcastle.