HMAS Launceston Assists Vessel in Distress

first_img HMAS Launceston Assists Vessel in Distress View post tag: Assists View post tag: Asia-Pacific Authorities View post tag: Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Launceston Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Launceston Assists Vessel in Distress View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navalcenter_img The Armidale class patrol boat (crewed by Assail One) was conducting a routine maritime security patrol in the vicinity of Luxmere Head at dusk on Sunday, 22 June when it responded to an orange smoke flair discharged by a small recreational fishing vessel just 1,000 yards away.Launceston deployed a sea boat to investigate and discovered the dingy was in need of a tow after the engine had failed.Launceston’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Rob Cucchi said the rescue was a modest one.“The fishermen requested a tow to Hixman Point boat ramp which was ten nautical miles away,” he said.The tow took just under one hour twenty minutes, using one of Launceston’s two jet rigid hulled inflatable sea boats.“It wasn’t a complicated evolution,” Lieutentant Commander Cucchi said.“There were no medical issues, or atrocious sea conditions, it was just some good neighbourly stuff.”Commander Jeff Williams, Director of Operations at the Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin said the patrol boat fleet are well equipped for Search and Rescue missions, no matter how big or small.“The Armidale class patrol boats play a very active role in monitoring Australia’s northern coastline, looking for irregular activity and the possibility of vessels in distress,” he said.[mappress]Press Release, July 04, 2014; Image: Australian Navy July 4, 2014 View post tag: Distress Three recreational fishermen are grateful for the crew of HMAS Launceston who came to their aid off the Northern Territory coast this month. View post tag: Navy View post tag: vessel Share this articlelast_img read more

Indian, Singapore navies to start SIMBEX 2018

first_img View post tag: SIMBEX View post tag: Republic of Singapore Navy View post tag: Indian Navy The 25th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) will be held off Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal from November 10 to 21, 2018.The 2018 edition marks the Silver Jubilee of SIMBEX. To mark the historical occasion, both navies are undertaking drills over extended geographical scope, according to Indian defense ministry.This year, the Indian Navy is being represented by the Ranvir class destroyer – INS Ranvijay, two Project 17 multirole stealth frigates – INS Satpura and INS Sahyadri, the Project 28 ASW corvette – INS Kadmatt the Project 25A missile corvettes, INS Kirch, the OPVs INS Sumedha and INS Sukanya, the Fleet Support Ship, INS Shakti, a Sindhughosh Class submarine, INS Sindhukirti, aircraft and helicopters.The Republic of Singapore Navy is being represented by two Formidable Class stealth frigates – RSS Formidable and RSS Steadfast, one Littoral Mission Vessel – RSS Unity, two Missile Corvettes, RSS Vigour and RSS Valiant, an Archer class Submarine, RSS Swordsman, ‘Swift Rescue’ a Deep Sea Rescue Vehicle (DSRV), aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial systems.SIMBEX 2018 will be the largest edition since 1994 in terms of scale and complexity. The initial harbour phase will be held at Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands from November 10 to 12 followed by sea phase from November 12 to 16 in the Andaman Sea.The second harbour phase from November 16 to 19 will be held at Visakhapatnam. Additionally, the final sea phase would be held in the Bay of Bengal from November 19 to 21.As explained, the 25th edition will witness a diverse range of exercises at sea. The number of missiles and torpedo firings may be the largest the Indian Navy has undertaken with any foreign navy till date. This year would also witness the highest numbers and variety of platforms fielded by both sides, the Indian Navy said.center_img Share this article Photo: Illustration. INS Ranvijaj in Srikakulam. Photo: Indian Navylast_img read more