Australian sailor dies after boat capsizes in attempt to sail to Subic

December 19, 2017 | Australian

By Roel Catoto SURIGAO CITY – An Australian sailor died while floating in the waters off Siargao Island for six days after the boat, he and his two friends are on, capsized, police reports said. Anthony John Mahoney, 73, of Townsville, Queensland, was reportedly already unconscious when he and his friends were found floating 50 Read More

HMAS Sirius (O 266) – October 21, 2017

October 21, 2017 | Australian | History | Military

In 2010, Sirius was approved to carry and deploy boarding parties. This capability was tested during Exercise Kakadu 10, along with the ship’s first ever dual replenishment. HMAS SIRIUS (O 266) Sirius has a full load displacement of 46,775 tonnes, is 191.3 metres (628 ft) in length, with a beam of 32 metres (105 ft) Read More

Arizona International Resort

October 16, 2017 | Accommodation | Australian | Business | Food | Leisure | Tourism

The Arizona Beach Resort offers a refreshing relaxed and elegant atmosphere on the beach in the heart of Subic Bay. With its Australian Management, the resort boasts 33 well-appointed rooms, an international class restaurant and host of entertainment activities to suit all tastes and budgets. Open 24 hours, the south seas bar & grill offers Read More

Philippine, Australian forces stage sea drill as ties deepen

October 15, 2017 | Australian | Military | Ships

Filipino and Australian naval forces darted across the sea and landed on a Philippine wharf in a disaster-response drill Sunday that reflects their deepening security ties in a region prone to calamities, piracy and territorial rifts. The Royal Australian Navy HMAS Adelaide crueses alongside landing crafts with Philippine Marines and Australian troops as they conduct Read More

HMAS Darwin (FFG 04) – October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 | Australian | History | Military

One of four ships ordered from the United States, Darwin entered service in 1984. During her career, she has operated in the Persian Gulf, as part of the INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce, and off the Solomon Islands. The frigate underwent a major upgrade during 2007 and 2008, and is active as of 2017. HMAS Darwin (FFG Read More