Gallery: Australian Navy warships safeguard offshore oil and gas rigs

A trio of warships recently conducted a patrol of the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields as part of the Australian Government’s Border Protection Operations.

HMA Ships Success, Ballarat and Toowoomba tested communications, procedures and protocols between Coastwatch, Defence assets and Oil and Gas Installations during the patrol.

Commanding Officer of HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Cath Hayes said these patrols highlight the strategic importance of the region to Australia.

“These patrols are important demonstrations of the interoperability that exists between Defence, Coastwatch and the Oil and Gas Installations. Regular patrols of these areas ensure we are prepared for any contingencies.

“As a part of Australian Government’s maritime security framework we safeguard these off-shore facilities,” CMDR Cath Hayes said.

While demonstrating their presence in the area HMA Ships Success and Toowoomba also conducted a Replenishment at Sea evolution, during which Toowoomba received fuel from Success while underway. Commander Hayes said it was the first time Success and Toowoomba had operated together in over five years and provided an outstanding training opportunity for both crews.

“The Replenishment at Sea evolution is a real team effort, with the whole ship focused on their individual tasks, as well as the collective task; be it manoeuvring the ship safely in close proximity to the other ship, handling the lines which transfer the fuelling hose rig between the two ships or controlling the transfer of large quantities fuel between the two units,” Hayes said.

This was the second patrol of the North West Shelf area by major fleet unit this year with HMAS Sirius having conducted a similar patrol in January. The simultaneous presence of this trio of Major Fleet Units has ably demonstrated the Royal Australian Navy’s strong ongoing commitment to the security of the North West Shelf Oil and Gas fields.

Press Release, March 17, 2014

 

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Jan 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Africa Oil Week 2020

For over 25 years Africa Oil Week has been the meeting place for Africa’s most senior E&P stakeholders.

read more >

CERAWeek 2020

 Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply