Topic: Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Success ‘boarded’ during Bay of Bengal exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Indian Navy sailors from INS Sahyadri and Royal Australian Navy sailors from HMAS Parramatta on the flight deck of HMAS Success during boarding party exercises as part of AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Indian Navy sailors from INS Sahyadri and Royal Australian Navy sailors from HMAS Parramatta on the flight deck of HMAS Success during boarding party exercises as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

HMAS Success was repeatedly ‘boarded’ in the Bay of Bengal by a number of Australian and Indian boarding parties as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

An Indian view from Parramatta

Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Indian Navy officer Lieutenant Arun Bhumbla (right), observes Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Andrew Jennings clear weapons prior to a boarding exercise onboard HMAS Parramatta during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Indian Navy officer Lieutenant Arun Bhumbla (right), observes Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Andrew Jennings clear weapons prior to a boarding exercise onboard HMAS Parramatta during AUSINDEX 2019.

A young Indian naval officer spent AUSINDEX 2019 aboard HMAS Parramatta, observing most of the activity from the bridge of the Australian frigate.

HMAS Success celebrates 33 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Shane Wallace (author), LEUT Daniel Khayat (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

The Ship's Company in HMAS Success gather on the flight deck to celebrate the ship's 33rd birthday during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LEUT Daniel Khayat)

The Ship's Company in HMAS Success gather on the flight deck to celebrate the ship's 33rd birthday during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Today marks a special milestone for HMAS Success. The Commanding Officer and his crew are celebrating 33 years of remarkable service by the ‘Battle Tanker’.

Remembering a fallen hero

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Commander Joint Task Force 661, Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, (right) and Chaplain Simote Finau, RAN, (left) with groundskeeper Vasantharaja at the grave site of Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant William Pearce after a memorial service at the Trincomalee Commonwealth War Cemetery, Sri Lanka, as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Commander Joint Task Force 661, Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, (right) and Chaplain Simote Finau, RAN, (left) with groundskeeper Vasantharaja at the grave site of Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant William Pearce after a memorial service at the Trincomalee Commonwealth War Cemetery, Sri Lanka, as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The Sri Lankan groundkeeper who cared for the grave of a fallen Australian pilot has been personally thanked by Australian Defence Force personnel as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19).

Sailor's career begins and ends with Newcastle

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Shane Bellingham communicates via sound powered headset from the gun directional platform of HMAS Newcastle during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Shane Bellingham communicates via sound powered headset from the gun directional platform of HMAS Newcastle during AUSINDEX 2019.

A Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer’s career began in HMAS Newcastle and will end in the same ship.

Cricket royalty helps Aussie and Indian sailors combine forces

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Parsons (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Special guest Glenn McGrath (right) observes as the coin is tossed at the start of a friendly cricket match between combined Royal Australian Navy and Indian teams at the Prince of Arcot cricket ground in Chennai, India as part of AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Special guest Glenn McGrath (right) observes as the coin is tossed at the start of a friendly cricket match between combined Royal Australian Navy and Indian teams at the Prince of Arcot cricket ground in Chennai, India as part of AUSINDEX 2019.

Cricket legend Glenn McGrath opened a cricket game between Australian and Indian sailors during AUSINDEX 2019.

Cultural welcome to Sri Lanka

Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author and photographer)

Personnel from the Sri Lankan Navy invited ADF members on stage after presenting a cultural dance display in Colombo during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Personnel from the Sri Lankan Navy invited ADF members on stage after presenting a cultural dance display in Colombo during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Members of HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle were given a warm welcome by the Sri Lankan Navy when they recently arrived in Colombo.

Helos hop from deck to deck to prove combined air capabilities at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

An Indian Navy Sea King helicopter lands on HMAS Canberra during cross-deck training exercises during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

An Indian Navy Sea King helicopter lands on HMAS Canberra during cross-deck training exercises during AUSINDEX 2019.

Indian and Australian air crews have highlighted their navies’ interoperability during AUSINDEX in the Bay of Bengal this month.

Floating hospital gives greater care on HMAS Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Canberra's aeromedical evacuation team conduct a training exercise during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra, Able Seaman Medic Steven Moyle and Royal Australian Air Force officer Wing Commander Shane Brun. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Members of HMAS Canberra's aeromedical evacuation team conduct a training exercise during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra, Able Seaman Medic Steven Moyle and Royal Australian Air Force officer Wing Commander Shane Brun.

Standing among doctors, physicians and primary health care practitioners, it looks, smells and feels like any other hospital – but it is floating on the ocean.

Warm welcome for major naval exercise

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

(L-R) Commander Task Group 661.1 Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, and Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, are greeted to Visakhapatnam Naval Base by Indian Navy Command Protocol Officer Commander Ravi Rastogi to begin AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

(L-R) Commander Task Group 661.1 Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, and Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, are greeted to Visakhapatnam Naval Base by Indian Navy Command Protocol Officer Commander Ravi Rastogi to begin AUSINDEX 2019.

HMAS Newcastle was slowly guided into dock by the harbour master at Visakhapatnam Port in the Indian sub-continent on a breathless, humid day.