Topic: HMAS Sirius (A266)
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA (centre) with Officers and staff on HMAS Sirius, alongside Fleet Base West. From left; Navigating/Operations Officer, LCDR Alicia Runde, RAN; Aide-de Camp to The Governor of WA, LEUT Peter Velterop, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Melanie Verho, RAN; Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA; Command Warrant Officer of HMAS Sirius, WO Scott Brown; Mrs Carol Buckley, the Official Secretary of Government House; and Senior Officer WA, CDRE Brett Dowsing, RANR.
As one of her last official engagements as the Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, AC recently paid a visit to HMAS
Stirling and Fleet Base West in Rockingham.
HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with multiple ships during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.
Auxiliary Oiler HMAS
Sirius has achieved a significant milestone with the ship supplying its one hundred millionth litre of fuel during underway replenishments at sea (RAS).
The crew of HMAS Canberra fall in on the flight deck while they prepare to conduct a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Sirius, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 18.
Personnel in HMAS
Canberra have wasted no time in honing their seamanship skills ahead of Navy’s premier war fighting activity.
File image: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2017.
True to her motto of ‘To Serve and Provide’, HMAS
Sirius sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West after almost four months at sea on 15 December, in time for well-earned Christmas break.
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Cavedon receives the 2017 Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence and a Gold Commendation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and his father Danny during a ceremony held in Canberra.
The Deputy Engineering Officer in HMAS
Sirius has been awarded the Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence for displaying qualities of outstanding seagoing leadership.
Lieutenant Matthew Lloyd, conducts preparations for HMAS Sirius' departure from Port of Kuantan, Malaysia.
Lieutenant Matthew Lloyd took the long way round on completion of his Junior Warfare Application Course at HMAS
Watson in Sydney in June, setting out on a 5000 kilometre motorbike ride across Australia to resume his passion for salt water.
Leading Seaman Richard Hankinson is a member of the ships company onboard HMAS Sirius which is currently deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour.
Whatever the role of the warship, there’s still the requirement for professionals of all descriptions onboard, and in Navy’s combat support vessels communication is in high demand.
HMAS Parramatta conducts a night time replenishment at sea, taking fuel from HMAS Sirius while transiting in the South China Sea.
With no commercial floating petrol stations in the middle of the ocean, Royal Australian Navy ships and helicopters rely on specialised replenishment ships for all their fuel needs.
October 23, 2017 by LEUT Theresa Swift (author), POML-C William Millward (photographer)
Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Michael Oborn presents a Sirius plaque to the Naval Region 1 Chief of Staff, Captain Anuar, Royal Malaysian Navy in Kuantan, Malaysia.
Sirius recently arrived in Kuantan, Malaysia, to waves and friendly greetings on the wharf from Royal Malaysian Navy personnel from Naval Region 1.
October 11, 2017 by LEUT Theresa Swift (author), ABET Luke van Beekhuizen (photographer)
HMAS Sirius Commanding Officer, Commander Michael Oborn in action during the commencement of HMAS Adelaide's first replenishment at sea with HMAS Sirius.
Sirius recently completed a major aviation capability milestone with her first helicopter passenger transfer.