Sailing into Manila Bay during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 (IPE21) was a slightly bittersweet moment for two Navy officers who longed to visit the country of their birth.
Australia and key partners India, Japan and the United States have completed the second phase of Exercise Malabar 2021, held in the Indian Ocean.
Replenishment ships such as HMAS Sirius play a vital role in the maritime theatre, providing supplies such as fuel, food, provisions and cargo at sea to the fleet, enabling the ships to sail for extended periods of time.
Two sailors in HMAS Sirius on the ship’s final deployment before being decommissioned were part of the ship’s commissioning crew in 2006.
As HMAS Sirius undertakes her last operational deployment during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 (IPE21), it could also be the end of the seagoing career of Lieutenant Commander Ric Mingramm.
The crew of HMAS Sirius celebrated her 15th birthday on September 16 while at anchor in the beautiful bay of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 21.
Music blared, and laughter and excited chatter filled the air as hundreds of participants battled it out for team bragging rights during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021’s inter-ship sports competition.
Mariner skills are the fundamentals every member of a ship’s company must be trained in to ensure the safe and successful execution of tasks at sea.