TFB’s Photo Of The Day and we’re looking at Seaman Boatswains Mate Hayden Sleath as he fires the line thrower projectile from HMAS Anzac to HMAS Sirius, during a replenishment at sea. The rifle used is an Austeyr F88 and the photographer managed to catch the projectile just at it leaves the ship.
Caption from the Royal Australian Navy:
Indo-Pacific Endeavour 21 (IPE21) is Australia’s flagship regional engagement activity, reinforcing Australia’s strong and enduring partnerships in Southeast Asia. Centred on a maritime task group, IPE21 involves HMA Ships Canberra and Anzac and approximately 700 people, including Australian Defence Force and civilian defence personnel, and sea riders from partner nations. Engagements have been modified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be carried out primarily through contactless port visits, and will include a range of virtual workshops and at-sea activities.