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  • 28 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Anzac Class Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Ballarat, continues its North East Asian deployment after completing a successful exercise with the Chinese Navy it will conduct a port visit and exercise with the Republic of Korea. After a short port visit to the city of Busan, HMAS Ballarat will participate in the inaugural bilateral maritime […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations in the Arabian Sea. The Australian Navy said the seizures were worth approximately AU$105 million and AU$103.5 million respectively. The interceptions took place on 28 and 29 January 2019 as part of […]

  • 19 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat completed a port visit to Sepangar, Malaysia, during her three-month deployment to South East Asia. She was in the region to enagage with the Royal Malaysian Navy, and load supplies before she returns to Australia for further exercises. Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, said Ballarat’s deployment […]

  • 28 December 2018
    Authorities

    Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat seized over 900 kilos of heroin in two separate interceptions in the Middle East, the Royal Australian Navy has announced. In two boarding operations on December 21 and 23, the frigate’s crew seized approximately AU$279 million worth of narcotics as part of the ship’s operation Manitou deployment. Ballarat conducted flag verification […]

  • 21 March 2014

    After completing an Operation RESOLUTE deployment in Darwin, HMAS Ballarat commenced a fast transit down the West Coast towards Fleet Base West. Ballarat was in company with HMAS Success as they passed through one of the most important areas on Australia’s long coastline.   The North West shelf resource region makes a considerable contribution towards […]

  • 1 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The ANZAC-class Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has arrived in Japan for maritime exercises with Japan and the United States. After a short port visit to the city of Kure, HMAS Ballarat will participate in the Australian–Japanese bilateral Exercise Nichi Gou Trident 2012 from 4–6 June 2012. The exercise will be conducted in waters south-east […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat proudly celebrated her tenth birthday recently, on a characteristically windy day at Fleet Base West.   It was a busy time for the ship’s crew as they were preparing Ballarat to enter the Anti Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade program, whilst simultaneously bringing Ballarat’s sister […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Authorities

    The crew of Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat seized over AU$1 billion worth of drugs during her nine months of operations in the Middle East. The frigate achieved this by seizing over 12.9 tonnes of hashish, 1.4 tonnes of heroin and a small amount of methyl amphetamines, with a combined worth of AU$1.073 billion. […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy has completed a maritime exercise with the Chinese Navy as part of a highly successful visit to the People’s Republic of China. Australia is committed to further developing strong and positive defence relations with China through dialogue and practical activities. The Passage Exercise (PASSEX) was conducted between HMAS Ballarat and the […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat seized over 3.1 tons of hashish in the Arabian Sea during an operation that took place on January 8 and 9. The seized drugs are worth an estimated $155 million and are the first narcotics seized by a Combined Maritime Forces member in 2019. The fishing vessel, known as a dhow, […]

  • 15 July 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat returned to its Perth homeport on July 14, following a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The frigate’s 200 officers and sailors worked together with the international Combined Maritime Forces to seize nearly 20 tonnes of illicit drugs worth an estimated AUD$1.41 billion. Ballarat’s illicit drug seizures included approximately […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has demonstrated its warfighting capability with the successful firing of six missiles during Exercise RIMPAC 2016 in Hawaii. The Anzac-class frigate fired a Harpoon anti-ship missile, three Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles and launched its embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to fire two Hellfire missiles at the ex-USS Thatch during the […]

  • 29 October 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat got underway from her homeport Fleet Base West at Garden Island on October 28 to start her Middle East deployment. The 190 sailors and officer on board will spend the next nine months conducting maritime security operations as part of the Australian defense forces’ operation Manitou. Commander Australian Fleet, […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Ray Griggs has confirmed his strong stance against unacceptable behaviour in his latest update on the allegations relating to HMAS Ballarat. “Navy does not tolerate unacceptable behaviour. It is inconsistent with its values. Unacceptable behaviour by individuals damages our people and our effectiveness to conduct operations and achieve […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Daisuke Hayashi never thought he would get the chance to visit Australia without actually leaving the territorial waters of Japan. But, today that’s exactly what he did. The Lieutenant – Junior Grade, who normally works in the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Destroyer Shimakaze, is spending a few days onboard the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat departed Western Australia on April 3 kicking off a deployment to the South East Asia. Upgraded with anti-ship missile defense, the frigate departed navy base HMAS Stirling under the command of Commander David Landon. During her time in South East Asia, Ballarat will promote the Australian Defence Force and further strengthen international […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Ballarat has set sail for the Pacific Ocean to take part in an anti-submarine warfare exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force, after a busy and culturally enriching port visit to the city of Kure, near Hiroshima. The Anzac Class Frigate has spent the last four days in Kure, hosted by the JMSDF […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    ‘Welcome to China’, that was the signalled greeting afforded to HMAS Ballarat (Commander Jonathan Earley) by warships of the PLA-N, as Ballarat carefully weaved her way through the busy nine hour pilotage that encompassed transits of the Yangtz and Huangpu Rivers into Shanghai on 17 May 12. Escorted by the PLA-N frigate Anqing, Ballarat berthed […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has returned to port with a rescued solo round-the-world yachtsman. Ballarat’s MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Seahawk helicopter recovered Irish national, Gregor McGuckin, from a French scientific research station on Amsterdam Island after he was transported there by French fishing vessel Osiris. The second sailor, Indian Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy, who suffered […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has returned to her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after completing a three month deployment to South East Asia which included participation in exercise Talisman Saber off the Australian coast. The deployment, which began in early April, was part of the Australian government’s efforts […]

  • 1 March 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Ballarat sailed from Garden Island, Sydney for a five month deployment around Australia and to North East Asia. The first stop for Ballarat is Western Australia, where she will participate in Exercise Triton Storm 2. Ballarat will later sail to North East Asia, participating in a number international exercises and engagement activities. This will […]

  • 12 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Five ships from Australia, Japan, Canada and the U.S. met in the South China Sea on June 8 for two days of maneuvers and exercises. The exercise included JMSDF destroyers Izumo and Sazanami, RCN frigate HMCS Winnipeg, Australian frigate Ballarat and US destroyer Sterett. During the exercise, the ships completed in-company ship manoeuvres, helicopter operations, […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Ballarat held a moving memorial service to commemorate the crew of HMAS Perth (I) whilst passing through the Sunda Strait on September 11. After having survived the Battle of Java Sea on 27-28 February 1942, Perth (I) (Commanded by Captain ‘Hec’ Waller, DSO and bar) was passing through the Sunda Strait heading for Tjilitjap […]

  • 13 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USS Anzio’s CO Relieved of Duties The commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) based at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, was relieved of his duties today by Commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, Rear Adm. Bret Batchelder. 50.000 Workers Could Build Australian Subs German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) claims that building submarines […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Ballarat successfully completed a port visit to Langkawi, Malaysia at the start of September as part of her South East Asian Deployment. Langkawi is considered to be the Jewel of Kedah, an archipelago of 104 islands off the north-west coast of Malaysia. Ballarat took part in Exercise MASTEX in company with Royal Malaysian Navy […]

  • 6 June 2011
    Training & Education

      HMAS Ballarat (Commander Guy Blackburn, RAN) and HMAS Parramatta (Commander Heath Robertson, RAN) recently arrived in Sattahip, Thailand to conduct a port visit for the start of AUSTHAI 2011. A combined squad of fifty Ballarat and Parramatta personnel were officially greeted at the opening ceremony by Rear Admiral Duesdee Sangkhapreecha and DGMAROPS – Commodore […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Ballarat (Commanger Jonathan Earley) has been making waves in the South China Seas as part of the maritime component for the annual Five Power Defence Arrangement Exercise – Bersama Shield. Exercise Bersama Shield 12 (Ex BS12) saw Ballarat join forces with Malaysian Frigate KD Lekiu and Singaporean Frigate RSS Supreme along with HMAS Collins […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Without fanfare, HMAS Ballarat departed Fleet Base East early on 5 August 2013 to conduct some additional warfare training before commencing a three month South East Asian and Operation RESOLUTE deployment, following almost a month of intense Unit Readiness Workups. The deployment is a milestone for a number of the 180 members of the ship’s company. Twenty […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat seized two tons of hashish worth an estimated AU$100 million in street value during a boarding operation on February 28. This is the sixth seizure of narcotics by Ballarat during her current deployment to the Middle East, which she started in October last year. The boarding was conducted in […]