Topic: HMAS Ballarat (F155)
Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has completed a range of underway exercises with Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg in the waters of South East Asia during Ballarat's South East Asia deployment.
While many Australians spend Anzac Day off work, Royal Australian Navy personnel around the world will remain on watch, contributing to global security, stability and prosperity.
HMAS Ballarat has taken part in a range of maritime exercises with People’s Liberation Army – Navy vessel Huangshan following a successful visit to the People’s Republic of China.
The crew of HMAS Ballarat formed up port-side and bid farewell to families, friends and well-wishers recently at Fleet Base West, south of Perth, before sailing through Careening Bay for a deployment throughout South East Asia.
Work experience opportunities are giving students with an interest Defence careers a chance to get hands-on with Navy life, getting to sea and understanding the roles that might start the passion of a lifetime.
The north west coast of Western Australia, also known as the North West Shelf, is home to Australia’s vast and strategically vital oil and gas infrastructure, and HMAS Ballarat is part of ongoing ADF operations in the region to ensure security and stability of these critical assets.
Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD wrapped up on 10 September in Derby, Western Australia, with more than 1,200 troops and millions of kilograms of equipment returning to bases all over Australia.
Families, friends and well-wishers lined the wharf at Fleet Base West recently as HMAS Ballarat returned home from a six-month Pacific deployment.
With smart planning, HMAS Ballarat organised a memorable family re-union near Fiji during her return passage from Exercise Rim of the Pacific 16 (RIMPAC 16).
Anzac frigates HMA Ships Ballarat and Warramunga are the first two ships in the Fleet to take delivery of mobile devices set to modernise and streamline stores processes.