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  • 2 November 2018

    The Royal Australian Navy and US Coast Guard will be helping Papua New Guinea authorities provide safety for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leader’s Summit which takes place from Nov. 12-18 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide and Armidale-class patrol boats HMAS Larrakia and HMAS Glenelg will […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australia is taking further steps to improve regional maritime security with an AUD5 million upgrade of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG’s) Lombrum Naval Base on Manus Island. Wharf and shore-based infrastructure upgrades are to be undertaken by Fletcher Morobe Constructions Limited as part of the Australian Government’s Pacific Maritime Security Program. The upgrades are interpreted as a […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has delivered the first Guardian-class patrol boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force. The boat will be commissioned HMPNGS Ted Diro on return to PNG and is named after the first Commander of the PNG Defence Force post-independence. It is the first of four boats scheduled for delivery to PNG. The […]

  • 19 November 2018

    The United States will team up with Australia and Papua New Guinea for the redevelopment of the Pacific Island nation’s Lombrum naval base on Manus island, US vice president Mike Pence announced at the APEC leaders summit. Pence’s announcement comes a month after Australia announced an agreement with Papua New Guinea for the upgrades of […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) completed its 14-day mission to Papua New Guinea July 10 for Pacific Partnership 2015. The vessel worked with host nation military, government and healthcare professionals and community leaders to improve disaster relief response capabilities in the region. The mission was conducted in two locations – the town of […]

  • 13 June 2018

    The Royal Australian Navy has deployed a laser airborne depth sounder (LADS) flight to deployment to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, for hydrographic surveys in the Kavieng and Rabaul regions. The five week is carried out with the aim of providing improved data that will be used to update the existing nautical charts used by all […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Papua New Guinea Defence Force’s new Pacific patrol boat Ted Diro has completed sea trials, one week after its delivery. The boat passed the initial sea-readiness evaluation with support from the Australian Navy’s Sea Training Unit – Defence Cooperation Program. Commander Sea Training Defence Cooperation Program, Captain John Cowan, said Ted Diro’s ship’s company had […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMAS Choules’ Communications and Information Systems (CIS) team have shown off their instructional skills, conducting visual Morse code training with Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) personnel from Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island. In the lead up to their trip to Sydney for the International Fleet Review, PNGDF sailors posted to patrol boats received classroom […]

  • 5 December 2013

    A joint agency operation targeting illegal foreign fishing in the Torres Strait has led to the apprehension of seven illegal foreign fishing boats from Papua New Guinea and the return of almost one tonne of live sea cucumbers to Warrior Reef. Sea cucumbers (also known as bech de mer) are considered a delicacy in most […]

  • 23 April 2018

    A joint US and Australian expedition to survey Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has provided detailed images of the 103-year old shipwreck, which lies on the seafloor off the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea. The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS AE1 was lost at sea with all hands on September 14, 1914. It […]

  • 18 October 2011

      The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, today announced that more than 150 personnel from the Australian Defence Force (ADF), New Zealand Defence Force and Papua New Guinea Defence Force will begin Operation RENDER SAFE, an explosives ordnance disposal activity aimed at unexploded World War Two ammunition in Papua New Guinea (PNG) this […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Choules has arrived at Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, to support Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) activities as part of Operation LANDSCAPE. Approximately 60 ADF personnel assigned to Joint Task Force 638 have been deployed or have already directly supported Operation LANDSCAPE after an announcement by the Australian Government on […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s hydrographic survey vessel HMAS Leeuwin (A245) arrived in Port Moresby, in late October for a five week surveying task to chart waters in the eastern part of Papua New Guinea. The proposed survey mission is of Long Reef and Rossel Island. While in Port Moresby Harbour, Leeuwin’s Commanding Officer, Commander Nic Zillman, hosted […]

  • 9 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, today went on board Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS Wellington, which is visiting Cairns on its way home from Operation RENDER SAFE 2011. “I would like to thank the New Zealand Navy for inviting me to visit HMNZS Wellington while it is in port in Cairns,” Senator Feeney […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy ship (T-AH 19) arrived in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, June 5 for the second half of its mission stop in the host nation for Pacific Partnership 2015. While in Rabaul, PP15 personnel will work and train side-by-side with the community on civic service events, safety topics, medical […]

  • 25 July 2013

    Contrary to media reporting today, the Chief of the Defence Force(CHOD), General David Hurley has not provided advice or recommendations to Opposition Leader, Mr Tony Abbott with respect to Coalition policy on asylum seeker issues, the  Australian Department of Defence informed.  “Defence understands that the Chief of the Defence Force would be consulted regarding any […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval forces from Australia and Papua New Guinea have kicked off the bilateral maritime exercise Paradise off the coast of Darwin with patrol boat crews from both countries meeting at Australian Navy base HMAS Coonawarra. Australian exercise director, Commander Alex Hawes said this year’s iteration promised to be one of the most challenging with a busy […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on October 6. As the first US Navy ship to visit Port Moresby since USS Comstock (LSD 45) in 2017, Michael Murphy arrives as the nation prepares to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit for the […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Last week, Personnel from HMAS Choules conducted a memorial service at a cemetery on Manus Island to remember Australians who died there during World War 2. The cemetery is located on what is now Manus Secondary School grounds, just inside Lorengau township. It is understood that this was formally the sight of a Military Headquarters […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australia’s first submarine was most likely lost during an underwater operation off the coast of Papua New Guinea as it returned to Rabaul, according to the findings of a report from the expedition that found the wreck of HMAS AE1. The submarine was discovered during an expedition led by Find AE1 Limited in December 2017, […]

  • 26 October 2011

    The men and women of the Royal Australian Navy​ Patrol Boat, HMAS Broome, successfully prevented an environmental and maritime catastrophe off Papua New Guinea overnight by providing assistance to a commercial container ship, which had lost power and was drifting towards Ragelapra Reef. At approximately 9.20am yesterday (24 October, 2011), the Australian Maritime Safety Authority​ […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in Bougainville to address a potentially deadly legacy posed by unexploded ordnance from past conflicts as part of Operation RENDER SAFE 2014. HMAS Choules is in the vicinity of Torokina carrying approximately 500 personnel and is equipped with an MRH90 Helicopter and an LCM-8 Landing craft. The Operation […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander Leif Maxfield has assumed command of HMAS Tobruk, relieving Commander Tim Watson while the ship stopped over in Townsville on 7 June 2013. Commander Maxfield will lead the ship as it sails towards Papua New Guinea for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013, a humanitarian mission to supply medical and engineering aid. For Commander Watson, the moment was bittersweet […]

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

    An Australian Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has already made safe more than 6000 kilograms of World War II munitions during the first week of Operation RENDER SAFE 14 in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. An international team of 60 EOD experts, led by members of the Bougainville Police Service and Australian Defence Force personnel, […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Papua New Guinea Defence Force commissioned the first Guardian-class patrol boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in a ceremony on February 1. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of the Australian Defence Force and the ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong. Ted Diro is the first of 21 Guardian-class […]

  • 6 November 2015

    As the Australian Navy is preparing for the decommissioning ceremony of HMAS Sydney, to be held on Saturday, November 7, Sergeant Dave Morley of the Australian Navy has gone back in history to bring us a recap of the ship’s career highlights.  HMAS Sydney achieved a number of firsts for the Australian Navy; she was the first […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. embassy in Philippines transferred custody of a new joint maritime law enforcement training center (JMLETC) to the Philippine government in a ceremony on in Magarwak, Barangay Santa Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City, on August 4. The center is valued at over Php 65.4 million (approx. US$1.3 million) and is funded by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction […]

  • 25 May 2011

    The Chief of Navy of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Vice Admiral (VADM) Russell Crane, was conferred Singapore’s prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) [or Meritorious Service Medal (Military)], by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at an investiture held at the Ministry of Defence this afternoon. The medal was awarded to […]

  • 19 March 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet (USPACFLT), Admiral (ADM) Cecil D. Haney, called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Ministry of Defence this afternoon. ADM Haney, who is in Singapore from 18 to 21 Mar 2012 for his introductory visit, also called on Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Neo […]