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www.defence.gov.au/news/NAVYNEWS June 6, 2013
HMAS Toowoomba worked close-
ly with multinational partners in the
International Mine Countermeasures
Exercise 13 (IMCMEX 13) coordinated
by the US Navy from May 13-19.
Participants from 38 nations made
up three task force elements, focusing
on mine countermeasure operations,
maritime infrastructure protection and
maritime security operations, including
escorting civilian shipping.
Toowoomba was assigned
Commander Task Group duties and
coordinated seven patrol craft in sup-
port of maritime infrastructure protec-
tion and security around oil platforms
and offshore installations in the southern
CO Toowoomba CMDR Brendon
Zilko said interoperability with par-
ticipating nations was a focus for
Toowoomba during the exercise.
“Being able to operate in conjunction
with the Gulf States is crucial to main-
taining Australia’s strategic interests and
continuing operations in this area of the
world and this exercise served to prove
that ability,” CMDR Zilko said.
Toowoomba operated closely with
units from the US, Iraq and United Arab
Emirates navies as well as US and UAE
She participated in several exercise
serials, including surface gunnery, close
quarters stationing and visual signalling.
As part of the Combined Maritime
Force, Toowoomba is working to defeat
terrorism, prevent piracy, reduce illegal
trafficking of people and drugs and pro-
mote the maritime environment as a safe
place for mariners with legitimate busi-
She is the 30th rotation by a RAN
ship to the MEAO since 2001.
LEUT Samantha Dudley
A GROUP of primary school students
from Western Australia has made a
big effort to put smiles on the faces of
Navy personnel serving on military
operations in the Middle East.
In time for Anzac Day, the crew of
HMAS Toowoomba received nearly
30 drawings and letters of support
from Year 2 students at Carey Baptist
The students gave the letters and
drawings to personnel from HMAS
Stirling during a school visit.
Knowing the students had their
hearts set on the letters reaching
Toowoomba by Anzac Day, and under-
standing how morale-boosting the let-
ters would be for the deployed sailors,
Stirling personnel moved quickly to
get copies to the ship.
CO Toowoomba CMDR Brendan
Zilko said the school’s gesture was
“Each letter was an expression of
support and thanks to the officers and
sailors of Toowoomba for protecting
Australia,” he said.
“It is very moving to receive so
many letters from such young children.”
HMAS Toowoomba conducted a
significant 48-hour operational port
visit in April when she became the
first RAN warship to visit Mombasa
in 20 years.
The last ship to visit the Kenyan
city was HMAS Tobruk, when she
supported 1RAR during Operation
Solace in Somalia.
On the visit, Toowoomba hosted
a diplomatic function attended
by guests from the Kenyan Navy,
Australian High Commission and
members of the Australian expatri-
CO Toowoomba CMDR
Brendon Zilko said the function fos-
Unique visit for all
BELOW DECKS: LSCSO Richard Magrath and ABCSO Chris
Petreska work at the sonar console in the operations room during
Photo: POIS Phil Cullinan
EYE SPY: Members
of HMAS Toowoomba
get close to one of
Tsavo East National
Photo: SGT William Guthrie
a ceremonial sunset
during a function hosted
by the Australian High
Commissioner to honour
the arrival of the first
Australian warship to
Mombasa in 20 years.
Photo: SGT William Guthrie
tered relations between Australia
and Kenya while showcasing the
RAN’s capability and contribution
to regional operations.
“Toowoomba’s visit to Kenya is a
prime example of Australia’s com-
mitment to fostering a sound rela-
tionship between our two nations”,
CMDR Zilko said.
After the function, the crew
took time out to enjoy an African
safari tour to the Tsavo East wildlife
Officer of the watch LEUT
Meagan Johnson said she enjoyed
seeing Kenya’s flora and fauna,
including lions, giraffes, elephants
and baboons up close.
“It was an incredible experience
and one that I never expected to
get,” LEUT Johnson said.
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