Topic: Exercise KAKADU
Exercise KAKADU has commenced in Australian style with an indigenous smoking ceremony onboard the Royal Australian Navy flagship HMAS Canberra.
HMAS Sirius achieved an important milestone recently when she successfully completed Replenishment at Sea (RAS) number 576 by supplying fuel to Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Michael Murphy during her transit to Exercise KAKADU 2018.
There were banners, tears and hugs on Diamantina Wharf at Fleet Base West on August 22 as HMA Ships Sirius and Stuart headed off on deployment.
HMAS Melbourne has departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound for a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne's deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise KAKADU in Australia's north and a variety of port visits and community engagement in the North East Asian region.
New friends and cultural experiences were highlights for the ship’s company of HMAS Warramunga when they visited Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam recently.
HMAS Success has proven her worth once again, supporting task group exercises in Australia's north recently.
After an extensive five month deployment in south-east Asia, Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean steamed back into Fleet Base West, in Rockingham, Western Australia last week.
Australia’s closest neighbours had the opportunity to observe Royal Australian Navy tactics, techniques and procedures in real-time as minor war vessels conducted boarding operation training off the coast of Darwin during Exercise KAKADU.
Lieutenant Hannah Phelps joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Maritime Warfare Officer because she thought it would be an “exciting and rewarding career”.
Commanding a task group during the Royal Australian Navy’s largest multi-lateral exercise is about managing fatigue, thinking on your feet and trusting your experience says Commander Mark Sirois.