Topic: South East Asia Deployment
Families waved from under umbrellas as HMAS Parramatta sailed away from Garden Island, Sydney beneath grey skies on a four-month deployment to South East Asia today.
On a clear autumn afternoon, before a backdrop of Sydney Harbour, HMAS Melbourne departed Fleet Base East this week for a voyage through the Pacific and South East Asian waters.
Helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has returned to Fleet Base East after a three month South East Asia Deployment as part of a three ship Task Unit with HMA Ships Success and Toowoomba. Since departing Fleet Base East in March, Anzac has visited seven ports in six nations, participated in two international exercises, conducted passage exercises with French, Royal Thai and Philippines navies and travelled a total of 13,000 nautical miles.
HMAS Success ship’s band, RASamataz, has played live to a captive audience as the RAN ‘Battle Tanker’ topped up HMAS Toowoomba, during their South East Asia Deployment.
Visiting busy overseas ports and sailing with foreign navies was standard practice for Maritime Warfare Officers during HMAS Anzac’s recent South East Asia Deployment.
HMAS Anzac’s recent South East Asia Deployment was a valuable experience for a Combat Systems Operator (CSO) with a bright future at sea.
Reserve members of the Philippine Navy (PN) were shown an insider’s view of an Anzac-class frigate during a ship tour in Cebu recently.
The third iteration of Multilateral Naval Exercise KOMODO (MNEK) has drawn to a close off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia.
HMAS Anzac has joined participants from 36 other nations off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia while in the region as part of their South East Asia deployment.
Ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s ‘Battle Tanker’ HMAS Success have celebrated the ship’s 32 years of outstanding service to Australia while deployed to South East Asia.