Category archives for: Asia Pacific

HMAS Labuan Beaches at Lord Howe Island

HMAS Labuan Beaches at Lord Howe Island

Marking 40 years since she and her sisters, HMA Ships Brunei and Buna, last retracted, HMAS Labuan has beached at the exact place of their last mission at Lord Howe Island. Now on her decommissioning voyage, the Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) sailed into the Prince William Henry Bay on Sunday 9 August. Labuan’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant […]

Navies Gather in Darwin for KAKADU 2014

Navies Gather in Darwin for KAKADU 2014

More than 1,200 people, eight warships and 26 aircraft from 15 coalition nations are arriving in Darwin today for the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise, KAKADU 2014, to be held from 25 August to 12 September, 2014.   Participants will conduct tactical warfare planning and cultural exchanges in Darwin for the first week […]

HMAS Success’ Seahawk Flight Recognised

HMAS Success’ Seahawk Flight Recognised

As HMAS Success approached the end of her RIMPAC deployment, Commanding Officer Captain Allison Norris took advantage of the reduced tempo to recognise the contributions and achievements of personnel.   One particular gathering was of Success’ embarked Seahawk Flight, which joined the ship shortly before leaving Fleet Base East for RIMPAC 2014. Captain Norris began […]

Update: Environmental Assessment Finished at HMAS Bundaberg Fire Site

As previously reported the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg suffered significant damage due to a fire which occurred on Monday, 11 August 2014 in Brisbane.   The boat was undergoing routine maintenance at the Aluminium Boats Australia commercial facility when the fire started. Since then an environmental assessment of the site has been completed, […]

NUSHIP Canberra Starts Final Contractor Sea Trials

NUSHIP Canberra Starts Final Contractor Sea Trials

NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, has sailed on her final contractor sea trials before delivery to the Australian Government.   The ship departed Williamstown shipyard on 12 August as planned with the trials taking place in both Port Phillip Bay and off […]

BRP Ramon Alcaraz Leaves for KAKADU 2014

BRP Ramon Alcaraz Leaves for KAKADU 2014

BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) departed from Subic Bay, Zambales on Aug. 17, 2014 to participate in the multilateral naval exercise dubbed as “KAKADU 2014” that will be hosted by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) at Northern Australia Exercise Area.   180 Philippine Navy personnel, including the crew of PF 16, the crew of PN helicopter […]

NMCB-133 in Charge of Camp Covington

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 turned over duties to NMCB-133 during a change of charge ceremony at Camp Covington on U.S. Naval Base Guam Aug. 15.   Capt. James Meyer, commodore of 30th Naval Construction Regiment, served as the keynote speaker during the ceremony and commended NMCB-1 for an outstanding deployment. Lt. Travis Brinkman, […]

Australian Navy Junior Officers Train aboard USS Blue Ridge

U. S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) hosted two junior officers from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to offer them in-depth shipboard training, July 28 to Aug. 14, promoting cooperation between the U.S and Australia.   Sub Lt. Dionette Wilson and Sub Lt. James Chinner were selected by the RAN for their […]

HMAS Darwin Back Home from Middle East Deployment

HMAS Darwin Back Home from Middle East Deployment

After 211 days away from home, HMAS Darwin has returned to Garden Island, Sydney after a successful deployment to the Middle East Region.   Under the Command of Commander Terry Morrison, Darwin intercepted and destroyed over $2.1 billion of narcotics and helped rescue 13 fishermen found adrift off the coast of Pakistan. Commander Australian Fleet, […]

HMAS Success Sailor Reaches Milestone at RIMPAC

For the ship’s company of HMAS Success, Exercise RIMPAC 2014 was the perfect environment for training and achievement of qualifications, so the ship’s command team made sure every opportunity was available for members at all levels to progress their training and individual career milestones while they were deployed to Hawaii for the world’s largest naval […]

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