HMAS Sirius Begins Final Deployment

September 2, 2021 – Navy replenishment vessel HMAS Sirius is living up to her motto of “serve and provide” one last time before decommissioning in December. After 15 years of service, the ship has commenced her final deployment, which will take her to South-East Asia and the south-west Pacific. Commanding Officer Sirius Commander Chris Doherty said the ship’s crew would…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Trains with Australian Ships

April 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – From April 16 to 19, the vessels of the JEANNE D’ARC (JDA) mission sailed together alongside the frigate Anzac and the supply vessel Sirius of the Australian Navy. During this coordinated navigation, the four vessels patrolled jointly. After entering the South China Sea, the buildings of the JEANNE D’ARC mission, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter…

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JS AKEBONO Trains with Royal Australian & Royal Canadian Navies

(Google Translation) – On the 8th of April, JS AKEBONO conducted joint training in the west of Sumatra with Royal Australian Navy HMAS ANZAC, HMAS SIRIUS and Royal Canadian Navy HMCS CALGARY. These various tactical trainings enhanced our tactical skills and strengthened cooperation in order to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific supported by the maritime security based on the…

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Joint training Exercise in the Indian Ocean

April 5, 2021 – HMAS Anzac and HMAS Sirius will join vessels from France, India, Japan and the United States for the French-led maritime Exercise La Perouse. This annual exercise will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal from 5-7 April 2021. Minister for Defence the Hon Peter Dutton MP welcomed the exercise, saying Australia’s participation highlights the importance of…

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Long-held Ties Strengthened in Exercise

March 15, 2021 – HMA ships Anzac and Sirius have completed two separate passage exercises with vessels from the Philippine Navy as part of a two-month deployment throughout the north-east Indian Ocean and South-East Asia. The first passage exercise was recently conducted at dawn with the BRP Juan Magluyan, a Jose Andrada-class patrol boat. The second passage exercise was completed…

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Bond with Singapore reaffirmed at 25th iteration of exercise

September 29, 2020 – The Australian and Singapore navies have reunited at sea for the 25th iteration of Exercise SINGAROO. The biennial maritime exercise tests warfare skills, enhances interoperability and reinforces the strong friendship of the two nations. HMA Ships Hobart and Sirius are taking part in the three-day exercise in the waters off Singapore as part of the Regional…

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Shared Vision for Indo-Pacific

September 25, 2020 – Australian and Indian warships have conducted a two-day passage exercise in the north-east Indian Ocean. The guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart sailed alongside ships INS Sahyadri and Karmuk, from the Indian Navy.  Together they practiced maritime maneuvers, communication and aviation drills and maritime warfare serials. Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart Commander Ryan Gaskin said the Australian officers and sailors…

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Sirius Critical to Success of International Exercises

September 7, 2020 – HMAS Sirius has proved invaluable during her current international deployment, not only to the Australian ships in the task group but to multiple partner nations, which benefited from the reliable and efficient replenishment support Australia’s only tanker provides. The replenishment oiler has refuelled ships from Japan, Singapore, Canada, South Korea and the United States, during the…

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Exercises begin on passage to Hawaii

August 6, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy has begun multilateral exercises with warships from Singapore, Brunei and the United States, while sailing to Hawaii to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020. HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius are exercising with RSS Supreme of the Republic of Singapore Navy, KDB Darulehsan of the Royal Brunei Navy, and USS…

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