Topic: Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT

East Asia deployment counts success one month in

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), SBLT Emily Obrien (photographer)

HMAS Sirius connected with KD Lekiu (30) for replenishment at sea during Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 19. (photo: SBLT Emily O'Brien)

HMAS Sirius connected with KD Lekiu (30) for replenishment at sea during Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 19.

The Royal Australian Navy ships supporting the East Asian Deployment have successfully participated in a number of international engagements since their departure from Fleet Base East in late September, despite Typhoon Hagibis interrupting some of the original planning.

Traditional welcome for Australian ships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy personnel break open the ceremonial sake at the Exercise Nichi Gou Trident 2017 Opening Ceremony held on JMSDF Yamagiri in Yokosuka, Japan. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy personnel break open the ceremonial sake at the Exercise Nichi Gou Trident 2017 Opening Ceremony held on JMSDF Yamagiri in Yokosuka, Japan.

Two ships from the Royal Australian Navy were recently welcomed to Japan with a sake ceremony with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.

 

 

Ballarat returns after six months away

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Forecastle Party prepare to throw lines as HMAS Ballarat returns home to Fleet Base West, after a six month deployment. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Forecastle Party prepare to throw lines as HMAS Ballarat returns home to Fleet Base West, after a six month deployment.

Families, friends and well-wishers lined the wharf at Fleet Base West recently as HMAS Ballarat returned home from a six-month Pacific deployment.

HMAS Sydney and JDS Murasame exercise off Tokyo Bay, Japan

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Personnel from three navies work together in the operations room of HMAS Sydney to establish tactical systems interoperability between HMAS Sydney and the Japanese Maritime Defence Force destroyer JMSDF Murasame. (L-R) LCDR Jonathon Bannister (Royal Navy, currently serving with RAN aboard HMAS Sydney), Ensign Koya Yotsuikari, Lieutenant Junior Grade Tao Masahiro, Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force) and PO Combat Systems Supervisor Douglas Hamilton (RAN). (photo: Leading Seaman Peter Thompson)

Personnel from three navies work together in the operations room of HMAS Sydney to establish tactical systems interoperability between HMAS Sydney and the Japanese Maritime Defence Force destroyer JMSDF Murasame. (L-R) LCDR Jonathon Bannister (Royal Navy, currently serving with RAN aboard HMAS Sydney), Ensign Koya Yotsuikari, Lieutenant Junior Grade Tao Masahiro, Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force) and PO Combat Systems Supervisor Douglas Hamilton (RAN).

As part of its embed with the United States Navy’s 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney (IV) is taking part in Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT, a bilateral exercise between the Royal Australian Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force that occurs on an opportunity basis.

Life onboard Sydney, a Japanese perspective

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

ASLT Naomi Gammon, SBLT Ben King and Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (of the Japanese Maritime Defence Force) hold an informal debrief on recently completed officer of the watch manoeuvres, conducted in company with the US Navy destroyer USS Momsen (background). (photo: Leading Seaman Peter Thompson)

ASLT Naomi Gammon, SBLT Ben King and Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (of the Japanese Maritime Defence Force) hold an informal debrief on recently completed officer of the watch manoeuvres, conducted in company with the US Navy destroyer USS Momsen (background).

As part of its North East Asian deployment, HMAS Sydney (IV) has been conducting exercises at sea with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. HMAS Sydney (IV) and the Japanese destroyer JDS Murasame took part in Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT, a three-day exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the two navies.

Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki transferred by helicopter from Murasame to join Sydney (IV) for the exercise and the voyage to Guam as the ship’s Japanese Liaison Officer.