Topic: HMAS Sirius (A266)

New horizons beckon for Indonesian speaking officer

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Baulch is the Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer on board HMAS Arunta which has joined HMAS Sirius in Surabaya for Exercise NEW HORIZON. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant Baulch is the Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer on board HMAS Arunta which has joined HMAS Sirius in Surabaya for Exercise NEW HORIZON.

Sub Lieutenant Stephanie Baulch can’t quite believe her luck. Less than a year after completing a language course in Indonesia she is back again, and ready to put her language skills to the ultimate test.

Reciprocal hospitality during NEW HORIZON

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), SBLT Karl Hoopmann (photographer)

Midshipman Ashley Hill with two cadets from the TNI-AL during a tour of HMAS Arunta. (photo: SBLT Karl Hoopmann)

Midshipman Ashley Hill with two cadets from the TNI-AL during a tour of HMAS Arunta.

Australia’s relationship with Indonesia has been highlighted this week by a visit to the port city of Surabaya, Indonesia, by the Anzac frigate HMAS Arunta and replenishment ship HMAS Sirius. The ships are participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON - the most important maritime activity of its kind between the Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL), or Indonesian Navy, and the Royal Australian Navy.

Defence relations strengthened in Da Nang

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (photographer), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer), ABMT Christopher Vellnagel (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Martin Tideswell reaches out to intercept a volleyball during a match between HMAS Sirius and a Vietnamese Navy team. (photo: LEUT Filiberto Hernandez)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Martin Tideswell reaches out to intercept a volleyball during a match between HMAS Sirius and a Vietnamese Navy team.

HMAS Sirius recently conducted a port visit to Da Nang, Vietnam, to further strengthen Australian Defence relations with the Vietnam People's Navy. Australia’s close Defence cooperation with Vietnam dates back to 1998 and forms an important part of the broader bilateral relationship.

Travel is all in a day's work for Leading Seaman

Published on by LEUT Nick Manning (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid is the high power maintainer on board fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid is the high power maintainer on board fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid says he joined the Navy to see the world.

Riding the reef for Beyond Blue

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Gallagher (author), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brian Semple gets some kilometres up for the Sirius 'Ride the Reef' charity fundraising event for Beyond Blue. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brian Semple gets some kilometres up for the Sirius 'Ride the Reef' charity fundraising event for Beyond Blue.

As HMAS Sirius was about to commence transiting through the Great Barrier Reef on return from a successful South East Asian deployment, Lieutenant Commander Neil Krauklis was limbering up on the bridge wing waiting for the starter's whistle to begin pedalling for the charity fundraising event 'Ride the Reef for Beyond Blue'.

Australian ships visit the Philippines

Published on by Mariel Eduarte (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta and Sirius arrive alongside in Subic Bay, Philippines as part of the ships North East Asian deployment.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta and Sirius arrive alongside in Subic Bay, Philippines as part of the ships North East Asian deployment.

HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius are in Subic Bay in the Philippines for a five-day visit. The short break from sea will give the ships’ companies an opportunity to continue their association with Filipino colleagues and experience Philippines culture and sights.

Operations Officers cross decks in the South China Sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Operations Staff from HMAS Sirius, HMAS Arunta, RSS Supreme, and RSS Valiant conduct Ops planning in the wardroom of HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LEUT Jake Leonard)

Operations Staff from HMAS Sirius, HMAS Arunta, RSS Supreme, and RSS Valiant conduct Ops planning in the wardroom of HMAS Sirius.

The uncharacteristic hot and hazy conditions in the South China Sea set the back drop for a planning for a passage exercise between Australia and Singapore. HMAS Sirius welcomed Operations Officers from Singaporean ships RSS Supreme and RSS Valiant and Australian frigate, HMAS Arunta, to develop a plan for interactions between the four ships.

Cross-decking during AUSINDEX 15

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer), LEUT Arthur Jagiello (photographer), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Lieutenant Aravird Bhat stands on the bridge wing of HMAS Sirius as INS Shivalik approaches for a practice replenishment. Lieutenant Bhat was embarked in HMAS Sirius as a liaision officer during AUSINDEX 15.  (photo: LEUT Jake Leonard)

Lieutenant Aravird Bhat stands on the bridge wing of HMAS Sirius as INS Shivalik approaches for a practice replenishment. Lieutenant Bhat was embarked in HMAS Sirius as a liaision officer during AUSINDEX 15.

The inaugural maritime exercise between Australia and India, AUSINDEX15, recently held off India, provided an exciting opportunity for a select few to sample life in the others' Navy.

Valuing our international relationships

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Steward Jessica Gunning on the bridge wing of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Steward Jessica Gunning on the bridge wing of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Jessica Gunning is on board HMAS Sirius currently, providing hospitality services for the ship’s company. Her core role includes daily food preparation and service, coordinating official functions held on board HMAS Sirius and acting as the Commanding Officer's Valet.

Strengthening bilateral and family ties in the Philippines

Published on by LEUT Morgan Pierce (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's 'Ceremonial Sunset' guard marches on during a ceremony held onboard as the ship visits Subic Bay, Philippines. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta's 'Ceremonial Sunset' guard marches on during a ceremony held onboard as the ship visits Subic Bay, Philippines.

While in the Philippines for a recent port visit, Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, Australian Defence Attaché to the Philippines Colonel Bruce Murray and Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil were pleased to host members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and distinguished guests onboard Arunta for an official reception.