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February 4, 2010
By LCDR Fenn Kemp
AS MOST of us were enjoying
some down time over Christmas,
Navy's Armidale class patrol
boats, under the control of Border
Protection Command, continued
to apprehend suspected irregular
arrivals off Australia's northern
Almost a dozen patrols were con-
ducted over the festive season with
no fewer than 14 crews given little,
if any, time to relax over the break.
HMAS Maitland picked up nine
irregular arrivals on Boxing Day and
another 11 two days later. HMAS
Launceston was also busy, picking
up 30 irregular arrivals and three
crew north east of Gove a few days
later. Launceston had been very busy
in the run-up to the festive season,
apprehending SIEV 85 and 86 just
two days apart.
Christmas Day saw Launceston
on patrol near Port Essington. The
CO LCDR Tony Allen said the day
didn't go by without a good dose of
"We were able to anchor for a
few hours," LCDR Allen said.
"The sailors had a sleep in then
Santa arrived in all the gear with
presents for all.
"That was followed by a massive
feed with the chefs cooking up a
serious amount of seafood and tradi-
tional turkey with all the trimmings."
In the days before Christmas, the
Operation Resolute fleet played host
to the Chief of Navy, VADM Russ
Crane, AO, CSM, RAN, who was
keen to thank them for their hard
work during a very busy year.
"These visits are vital for me,"
CN said. "It's critical for me and my
staff to stay tuned in to the needs of
CN spent three days visit-
ing several of the patrol boats on
station off Australia's far north. It
gave the crews of HMA Ships
Maitland, Wollongong, Larrakia and
Maryborough the opportunity to
speak with their Chief and discuss
the past year.
The visit also provided CN with
the opportunity to talk up Navy's
successes on Operation Resolute
in the national media with TV and
radio networks giving widespread
attention to the ACPBs' activities.
"Each boarding brings risks and
challenges," CN said, "but the ACPB
is a safe, capable and reliable asset,
which plays a vital role in protect-
ing Australia's interests in northern
The ACPBs will continue to
provide a vital service in delivering
against the Government's northern
border security requirements.
Navy on alert over
WHILE four people have won with
Navy already, many more have ben-
efited from the scheme with personnel
deployed over Christmas finding extra
presents under their trees.
In fact, the 25-person strong CTF 150
Operation Slipper team (CDRE Richard
Menhinick) used some of the money
raised to buy a Christmas tree as well as
cricket gear to hold their own Boxing Day
test match against a UK team.
HMAS Stuart (CMDR Andrew
Masters) will be using the money to
produce a cruise book and DVD, while
HMAS Launceston, with Ardent 5 (LCDR
Anthony Allen) on board, bought multi-
media players for the mess televisions.
The Win with Navy Raffle is a RAN
Central Canteens Fund initiative and pro-
Extra seasons greetings
thanks to Win with Navy
ceeds are returned to ships' funds, sailor
recreational goods and Navy sport.
Tickets are only $2 each and the limit
is $10 per pay via allotment. The raffle
is open only to Navy (PN and CFTS)
personnel and $5000 must be won every
WORKING HARD: HMAS Maitland and other
ACPBs were busy over the Christmas period.
Photo: LSIS Nina Nikolin
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