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  • 17 January 2014

    Another busy year is ahead of the Royal Australian Navy’s replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius. Nevertheless, before she sets sail to support this year’s operations, she will have to undergo a scheduled maintenance period in order to be ready to head out to the high seas once again.   In 2013, which was a record setting […]

  • 13 February 2014

    The Australian Navy’s replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius has kept a watchful eye over the recent period on the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields, providing overt security presence in the strategically important area for Australia.   The patrol was conducted under the umbrella of the RED RAPTOR exercise enabling the Royal Australian Navy’s ships […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Illustrious tops up her fuel tanks ready for her arrival in the Philippines. The Portsmouth based amphibious helicopter carrier met with Australian tanker HMAS Sirius in the South China Sea roughly halfway through the 1200 nautical mile journey between Singapore and the Philippines. HMS Illustrious had left Singapore the previous day after loading around […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Navy support ship, HMAS Sirius will visit Hobart this afternoon for a four-day operational port visit. The ship will arrive in Hobart at approximately 3pm and will berth at Macquarie Wharf. Commanding Officer of HMAS Sirius Commander Brian Delamont said that he and the ship’s company were sad to hear news of the recent bushfires […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Families from Make-a-Wish Foundation visited Fleet Base West during ‘Wish Day’ on Friday 22 March 2013. The children and their families were able to experience and gain an insight into Navy life through visiting a number of units, watching demonstrations and talking to Navy personnel. Make-a-Wish Foundation ambassador, Ms Karleigh Barbour, who visited Fleet Base […]

  • 22 October 2014

    HMAS Sirius is back out at sea doing what she does best, refuelling ships for the first time since February. After an extended period of maintenance, Sirius recently left Sydney bound for the East Australian Exercise Area (EAXA) with more than 12 million litres of fuel and sporting a fresh coat of paint. However, before […]

  • 6 January 2014

    The Australian Navy’s operational tanker, HMAS Sirius conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) with Anzac class frigate HMAS Stuart, transferring the much needed fuel and thus ensuring Stuart more flexibility and time on station to achieve her mission off Christmas Island. The replenishment was the first of five to be performed within the Operation RESOLUTE […]

  • 7 October 2015

    Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius are in Subic Bay, the Philippines, for a five-day visit, 7-11 October 2015. The short break from sea will give the ships’ companies an opportunity to continue their association with Filipino colleagues and experience Philippine culture and sights. Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell welcomed the officers and […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    It was the 417th replenishment at sea (RAS) for HMAS Sirius but for the ship’s company of HMAS Anzac, the successful refuelling while underway marked the first since Anzac’s recent anti-ship missile defence upgrade. The replenishment took place while Anzac was returning home to Fleet Base East from Western Australia after taking part in the […]

  • 2 January 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s replenishment ship HMAS Sirius has changed command off Christmas Island, with the formal exchange of a petrol nozzle – a symbol of excellent support Sirius provides to the fleet. Captain Brian Delamont was relieved by Commander Darren Grogan. CAPT Delamont reflected on the most important achievements during his command by saying: […]

  • 29 July 2015
    Training & Education

    HMAS Sirius has played a vital role in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE. Living up to her motto ‘to serve and provide’, the ship provided support to a number of task groups operating off Australia’s northern coast. Sirius remained poised to provide assistance throughout the entire exercise. Fulfilling late notice fuel requests on more than one occasion. […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Within the framework of fleet replenishment ship Cantabria’s deployment, on which the vessel embarked on June 27 after an intense program of maintenance and training at Garden Island, the ship will participate in two main activities. The first one is the collaboration with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigates HMAS ‘Perth’ and HMAS ‘Melbourne’ in […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships, HMAS Arunta (FFH-151) and HMAS Sirius (O-266), held a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the Philippines Navy BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) at the vicinity of Grande Island in Subic, Zambales Sunday, October 11. While in PASSEX, the ships conducted maneuvering, visual communications and publication exercises utilizing the Code for Unplanned Encounters […]

  • 13 March 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s fleet replenishment tanker HMAS Sirius is preparing to return to the fleet following a four-month maintenance period at Captain Graving Dock, Garden Island. The ship recently sailed out of Sydney Harbour and into the Pacific Ocean for sea trials. She will return to Sydney briefly to take on bulk fuel at Gore […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On September 16, HMAS Sirius celebrated her 8th birthday by returning to the water and concluding her longest and most extensive maintenance period so far.   After 6 months of contractor work, Sirius is ship shape and ready to hit the high seas to support the fleet and keep the fuel flowing. Her ship’s company […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart to re-form Australian Navy’s Task Group 627.3 and conduct a replenishment at sea.  HMAS Sirius exercised some vital maritime communication and safety procedures recently off Vietnam, undertaking a passage exercise with Vietnamese People’s Navy ship HQ-275. The ships practised the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, […]

  • 9 October 2015

    Australian HMAS Sirius hosted Operations Officers from Singaporean ships RSS Supreme and RSS Valiant and Australian frigate, HMAS Arunta, to develop a plan for interactions between the four ships. Despite poor visibility in the South China Sea brought about by ongoing bushfires in Indonesia, sea conditions were ideal for a boat transfer and Sirius’s rigid hull […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Sirius is currently providing replenishment support as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE on the back of successful trials of a new high-speed inflatable towed target system with an unmanned boat. The system was developed to meet the Navy’s need for a low-cost expendable towed target for maritime training on the high seas. […]

  • 8 December 2014

    HMAS Sirius recently returned home to the Diamantina Wharf, Fleet Base West following a busy seven month deployment. It has been a very busy year for Sirius with two extended maintenance availability periods, including several months in dry dock in Sydney, before an assessment period in October, participation in Exercise DISTANT SHORES and the Albany Convoy Commemorative […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMAS Sirius is preparing for another busy year replenishing the Australian Navy’s fleet. The crew commenced a dedicated training period alongside before proceeding to sea to conduct further training in preparation. With a heavy focus on training, the ship’s technical department used the opportunity to provide Sirius-specific courses. A number of specialised instructors came onboard […]

  • 30 September 2011
    Training & Education

      HMAS Sirius celebrated her 5th birthday since being commissioned into the RAN with a cake cutting ceremony held on her bridge. For her crew and her Commanding Officer, Commander David McDonald, this marked a busy year with participation in the TRITON STORM, TALISMAN SABRE and TRITION FURY series of exercises, which have seen Sirius […]

  • 28 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Stuart and oiler HMAS Sirius got underway from Fleet Base West on August 22 for several months of operations. Despite sailing together for the Australian-hosted exercise Kakadu 2018 which will be held off Darwin, both ships will have a very different schedule of events over the next few months as […]

  • 11 September 2015

    Friends, family and loved ones lined the wharf at Fleet Base West, south of Perth, Western Australia, in late August as HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta departed for North East Asian deployments. The deployments will strengthen diplomatic ties through regional engagement and showcase the capability of the Royal Australian Navy. The ships have a busy […]

  • 21 March 2018

    Royal Australian Navy’s auxiliary oiler HMAS Sirius recently reached a major milestone as it supplied its one hundred millionth liter of fuel during replenishment at sea (RAS) maneuvers. As illustrated by the navy, this is the equivalent to topping up the family four wheel drive 1.25 million times. The milestone occurred during a dual replenishment […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Replenishment at sea is a complex endeavour, requiring close-quarters manoeuvring from ships in all manner of conditions. Limiting the time that ships are side-by-side is ideal for safety and operational effectiveness. For the team on HMAS Sirius, one of Australian Navy’s tankers, efficient and safe replenishment is their daily challenge. Commanding Officer Sirius Commander Darren […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    800 uniformed personnel have returned to their units following the Centenary of Anzac commemorations in Albany, and at the wharf HMA Ships Sirius, Anzac and Arunta, HMNZS Te Kaha and JDS Kirisame prepare to depart. The ships are sailing to participate in Exercise Distant Shores, an Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise, taking place in the waters off […]

  • 11 September 2015

    After sailing over 10,000 km each, the Royal Australian Navy’s HMA Ships Sirius, Arunta and Sheean are in Visakhapatnam, India preparing to exercise with the Indian Navy. The inuagural bilateral maritime activity, AUSINDEX, will commence on 12 September and will start with briefings and practical demonstrations ashore, before progressing to sea. HMAS Sirius foreshadowed the […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On returning to Australia after a south-east Asian deployment, HMAS Perth joined HMAS Sirius to conduct a security patrol of Western Australia’s North West Shelf. As part of the ‘Northern Shield’ mission, Australian Navy continues to contribute to the Government’s maritime security arrangements to the region. The North West Shelf is key to the Australian […]

  • 5 September 2012
    Training & Education

    A clear tropical sunny day on Darwin Harbour provided the perfect setting for a rare sight as the Exercise KAKADU 2012 fleet headed out to sea for exercises.  The RAN auxiliary oiler HMAS Sirius is seen here rafted up with the Royal New Zealand Navy Fleet Supply Ship HMNZS Endeavour to transfer fuel that will […]