Topic: International Engagement

Tuvaluan police officer makes history at HMAS Creswell

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Ryan Sutherland and MIDN Noah Edberg (author)

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Corbin McCullough (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

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.

Plain sailing for naval diplomacy in Darwin

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth centre, with the crew of the Indonesian Navy sail training vessel KRI Bima Suci, at the Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth centre, with the crew of the Indonesian Navy sail training vessel KRI Bima Suci, at the Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, NT.

The ability of naval diplomacy to strengthen bilateral defence ties was on show when Indonesian Navy tall ship KRI Bima Suci sailed into Darwin Harbour recently, during a four-month annual training voyage across the Indo-Pacific with more than 100 officer cadets.

Melville delivers police boat to Loh Island

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Cooper Woods (author), ABHSO Rebecca Churches (photographer), LCDR Sara Barnett (photographer), LCDR Neil Davenport (photographer), CMDR Michael Kumpis (photographer)

HMAS Melville’s Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett presents Corporal Joe Meto, Vanuatu Police Force with an HMAS Melville plaque on the safe delivery of the Vanuatu Police Boat to Loh Island. (photo: ABHSO Rebecca Churches)

HMAS Melville’s Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett presents Corporal Joe Meto, Vanuatu Police Force with an HMAS Melville plaque on the safe delivery of the Vanuatu Police Boat to Loh Island.

HMAS Melville has delivered a watercraft from Port Vila to Vanuatu police in the vicinity of Loh Island, enabling the Ni-Vanuatu people to patrol the area, something that was previously not possible.

HMAS Leeuwin enhances relationship with local neighbours

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Amy Luke-Paredi (author and photographer)

Tamara Sloper-Harding (far left) from the charity Pittwater Friends of Soibada, and members of HMAS Leeuwin’s crew with children from Soibada, Timor-Leste. (photo: MIDN Amy Luke-Paredi)

Tamara Sloper-Harding (far left) from the charity Pittwater Friends of Soibada, and members of HMAS Leeuwin’s crew with children from Soibada, Timor-Leste.

During HMAS Leeuwin’s third South East Asian deployment this year, a port visit to Dili provided an opportunity for six members of ship's company to visit the village of Soibada, located in the mountainous central region of the island nation, to experience the culture of rural Timor-Leste and lend a helping hand. 

Warm welcome for HMAS Stuart at Leyte Gulf 75th anniversary

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

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Luke Ryan, RAN, and members of the ship's company with Australian war veteran Leonard Roy Mcleod, at the 75th anniversary of the Leyte Landing in Leyte, Phillipines. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Luke Ryan, RAN, and members of the ship's company with Australian war veteran Leonard Roy Mcleod, at the 75th anniversary of the Leyte Landing in Leyte, Phillipines.

A group of officers and sailors of HMAS Stuart had the honour of representing the Royal Australian Navy at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of World War II.

Pacific matters a key focus for Chief of Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), AB Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Delegates, including the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, at the Pacific Maritime Security Partnership event at the 2019 Sea Power Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Delegates, including the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, at the Pacific Maritime Security Partnership event at the 2019 Sea Power Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

Australia’s enduring ties with the Pacific have dominated the agenda ahead of Navy’s Sea Power Conference, with a gathering of regional maritime leaders in Sydney.

Asia beckons for Navy’s largest Task Group

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

HMAS Hobart leads HMA Ships Stuart and Parramatta out of Sydney Harbour for their East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Hobart leads HMA Ships Stuart and Parramatta out of Sydney Harbour for their East Asia Deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy has begun its largest deployment of the year with more than a thousand sailors and officers bound for engagements across North and South East Asia.

Fellowship supports a “thinking Navy” with a global focus

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

Vietnamese Visiting Naval Fellow, Senior Lieutenant Bryan Dao Xuan, after the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Vietnamese Visiting Naval Fellow, Senior Lieutenant Bryan Dao Xuan, after the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The Visiting Naval Fellows program is a valuable tool for building international defence relationships and contributing to knowledge-sharing and interoperability across our region.

Navy bands from across the seas unite to bring the beat to Martin Place

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

The Japanese Self-Defence Force Training Squadron Band performs with the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney as part of a Joint Forces concert held at Martin Place in Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

The Japanese Self-Defence Force Training Squadron Band performs with the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney as part of a Joint Forces concert held at Martin Place in Sydney, NSW.

Last week, the Royal Australian Navy Band - Sydney hosted a public concert in the amphitheatre at Martin Place, Sydney, with the visiting Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Training Squadron Band.