Topic: International Engagement

Enduring partnerships provide the edge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Japanese Ship Ōnami (DD-111) passes port side of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Japanese Ship Ōnami (DD-111) passes port side of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Australian frigate HMAS Ballarat has joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the navies of the United States and India to take part in Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Training opportunity welcomed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR.

HMAS Ballarat and USS John S. McCain united on the high seas and remained in company through the Malacca Strait while sailing for Exercise MALABAR.

Australia and Singapore cooperation on show

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

A Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020, off the coast of Townsville, Queensland. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

A Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020, off the coast of Townsville, Queensland.

HMAS Adelaide has provided a platform for the Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 helicopter crews to qualify and land on the RAN’s largest vessels, HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra.

Guardian Class Patrol Boat for Pacific partner Palau

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L-R: Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Alcapone Nobuo; Head of Maritime Systems, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, CSM, RAN; Commanding Officer PSS President HI Remeliik II, Lieutenant Commander Emerson Nobuo; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Lieutenant Engineer Oitab Fenally Sekii; and Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Mayer Wyzer Sekii overlook the bow of Guardian Class Patrol Vessel PSS President HI Remeliik II on completion of the handover ceremony held at the Austal shipbuilding facility in Henderson, WA. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Alcapone Nobuo; Head of Maritime Systems, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, CSM, RAN; Commanding Officer PSS President HI Remeliik II, Lieutenant Commander Emerson Nobuo; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Lieutenant Engineer Oitab Fenally Sekii; and Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Mayer Wyzer Sekii overlook the bow of Guardian Class Patrol Vessel PSS President HI Remeliik II on completion of the handover ceremony held at the Austal shipbuilding facility in Henderson, WA.

The seventh Guardian Class Patrol Boat was delivered to a Pacific partner recently, when Palau received the vessel under the Pacific Maritime Security Program at the Austal shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.

Maitland strengthens ties with Timor-Leste

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L-R: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Amy Jodrell; Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Jose Ramos-Horta; Brazilian Ambassador Aldemo Serafim Garcia Junior; Monsignor Marco Sprizzi of the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican representative); and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Hayley Burke, in Dili, Timor-Leste. (photo: )

L-R: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Amy Jodrell; Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Jose Ramos-Horta; Brazilian Ambassador Aldemo Serafim Garcia Junior; Monsignor Marco Sprizzi of the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican representative); and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Hayley Burke, in Dili, Timor-Leste.

HMAS Maitland completed a port visit to Dili recently that highlighted the Royal Australian Navy’s commitment to regional engagement, welcoming the opportunity to visit an important regional neighbour.

Visiting Navy Fellow honours the fallen

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Captain Raymond Saad from the Sea Power Centre - Australia, left, and Indian Visiting Naval Fellow, Commander Ranendra Sawan attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Captain Raymond Saad from the Sea Power Centre - Australia, left, and Indian Visiting Naval Fellow, Commander Ranendra Sawan attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The current Indian Naval Fellow, who is a member of the Visiting Naval Fellow (VNF) Program at the Sea Power Centre - Australia, participated at the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Plans in place for a successful Western Pacific Naval Symposium

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CMDR Etienne Mulder, RAN (8th from left), representing the Royal Australian Navy at the Working Group on CUES Points for Deliberation at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Workshop in Manila, Philippines. (photo: )

CMDR Etienne Mulder, RAN (8th from left), representing the Royal Australian Navy at the Working Group on CUES Points for Deliberation at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Workshop in Manila, Philippines.

The Western Pacific Naval Symposium Workshop took place in Manila, Philippines, from 11-14 February 2020, aimed at increasing communication and relationships within the Western Pacific area.

Patrol boats the guardians of regional security and stability

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABCIS Blake Donovan (photographer)

Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel Gizo, leads Royal Australian Navy Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Maryborough. (photo: ABCIS Blake Donovan)

Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel Gizo, leads Royal Australian Navy Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Maryborough.

Royal Australian Navy Patrol Boat HMAS Maryborough has joined Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel Gizo, a Guardian class patrol boat, for her maiden voyage home.

Tuvaluan police officer makes history at HMAS Creswell

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Recent New Entry Officers' Course 61 graduate, Constable Walter Esela of the Tuvalu Police Service. (photo: Unknown)

Recent New Entry Officers' Course 61 graduate, Constable Walter Esela of the Tuvalu Police Service.

When New Entry Officers’ Course 61 commenced training at the Royal Australian Naval College in July, it included the first officer of the Tuvalu Police Service to ever attend the Australian initial entry officers’ course.

Improving Indian Ocean maritime security

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Commodore Network Communications, Commodore Ramakrishnan Kunissery Mallath; Deputy Fleet Commander, Commodore Robert Plath, RAN; and the Deputy to the Assistant to Chief of Indonesian Navy Staff for Planning and Budgeting, Commodore Erwin Aldedharma sign a copy of the Minutes, signifying the completion of the inaugural Trilateral Maritime Security Workshop held at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commodore Network Communications, Commodore Ramakrishnan Kunissery Mallath; Deputy Fleet Commander, Commodore Robert Plath, RAN; and the Deputy to the Assistant to Chief of Indonesian Navy Staff for Planning and Budgeting, Commodore Erwin Aldedharma sign a copy of the Minutes, signifying the completion of the inaugural Trilateral Maritime Security Workshop held at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

An important step forward was taken in Fremantle this week, as the navies of Australia, India and Indonesia came together for the first time to discuss mutual maritime security objectives.