Topic: HMAS Sirius (A266)

Australia-Malaysia exercises strengthen relationship

Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a dual Replenishment at Sea with Malaysian ships KD Lekiu and KD Kelantan during Exercise MASTEX 19 during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Sirius conducts a dual Replenishment at Sea with Malaysian ships KD Lekiu and KD Kelantan during Exercise MASTEX 19 during their East Asia Deployment.

Storm clouds gathered over the high seas but spirits were high as two Royal Malaysian Navy ships approached HMAS Sirius for a dual Replenishment at Sea (RAS) during Exercise MASTEX 19 between the regional partners.

Australia-Malaysia exercises kick off with sporting spirit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment.

The Australian and Malaysian navies quite literally kicked off their maritime training exercise this week with some good-natured sporting rivalry on the soccer field, volleyball court and tug-of-war ground.

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius arrive in Malaysia for bilateral exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members of the fo'c'sle party stand at ease as HMAS Stuart comes alongside in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members of the fo'c'sle party stand at ease as HMAS Stuart comes alongside in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment.

Fresh from a successful welcoming visit to the Philippines for Second World War 75th anniversary commemorations, HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius have sailed on to Malaysia for continued bilateral engagement.

East Asia deployment counts success one month in

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), SBLT Emily Obrien (photographer)

HMAS Sirius connected with KD Lekiu (30) for replenishment at sea during Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 19. (photo: SBLT Emily O'Brien)

HMAS Sirius connected with KD Lekiu (30) for replenishment at sea during Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 19.

The Royal Australian Navy ships supporting the East Asian Deployment have successfully participated in a number of international engagements since their departure from Fleet Base East in late September, despite Typhoon Hagibis interrupting some of the original planning.

Sirius celebration for a milestone birthday

Published on by SBLT Samantha Brandstater (author)

HMAS Sirius ship’s company celebrate Sirius’ 13th birthday in the RAS Control Room. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius ship’s company celebrate Sirius’ 13th birthday in the RAS Control Room.

With the recent departure of older siblings HMA Ships Success, Newcastle and later this month, HMAS Melbourne, the average age of the Royal Australian Navy’s ships has lowered and HMAS Sirius is in her prime!

Sirius’ successful visit to Samoa

This article has photo gallery Published on by Army CAPT Jarrad Baldwin (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Melanie Verho (centre); with the Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Mrs Sara Moriarty (centre right); and Deputy Head of Mission Amanda Jewel (centre left); and participants from the Women, Peace and Security meeting at the Australian High Commission in Apia, Samoa. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Melanie Verho (centre); with the Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Mrs Sara Moriarty (centre right); and Deputy Head of Mission Amanda Jewel (centre left); and participants from the Women, Peace and Security meeting at the Australian High Commission in Apia, Samoa.

The Australian Defence Force completed a key engagement activity in Samoa in July, as part of its ongoing commitment to deepen relationships in the region.

Milestone RAS as east meets west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Glenn Blizzard (author)

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules. (photo: )

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules.

On her way home to Fleet Base West from the warmer climes of the South West Pacific, HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with east-based HMA Ships Hobart and Choules in the waters off Jervis Bay for a replenishment at sea.

Sirius builds on camaraderie at Bastille Day celebrations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Glenn Blizzard (author), Pierre-Jean Raoul (photographer)

Ship’s company of HMAS Sirius marched through the streets of Noumea to mark Bastille Day with the French Armed Forces. (photo: Pierre-Jean RAOUL)

Ship’s company of HMAS Sirius marched through the streets of Noumea to mark Bastille Day with the French Armed Forces.

HMAS Sirius has conducted a port visit to Noumea, New Caledonia, where the ship’s company marched through the streets with the French Armed Forces to mark Bastille Day celebrations.

Australian sailor returns home in Samoa

This article has photo gallery Published on by Army CAPT Jarrad Baldwin (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate, Natasha Mailei at her grandafther's home during a visit to the village of Tuana'i in Samoa. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate, Natasha Mailei at her grandafther's home during a visit to the village of Tuana'i in Samoa.

One sailor on board HMAS Sirius had the unique opportunity to visit her grandfather while in Samoa recently, returning to his home in the small village of Tuana’i for the first time in 12 years.

Returning to our island home

Published on by LCDR Glenn Blizzard (author)

Hobart natives from the ship’s company of HMAS Sirius. (photo: )

Hobart natives from the ship’s company of HMAS Sirius.

A short port visit to Hobart over the period 18-20 June 2019 provided six members of HMAS Sirius the opportunity to visit friends and family and show off their home state to their shipmates.