It was flying as "Stallion 24" and departed RAAF Base Amberley to fly up to complete the missed approach at Bundaberg Airport. It then flew North to meet up with RAAF Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-001 "Ausy 435" which was flying from Guam to Amberley.
From near Proserpine to Gladstone the two RAAF heavies flew together but the Globemaster was then tasked by The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) to fly to a 5-metre boat with one person on board, reportedly in trouble 60 miles North-East of Rockhampton. They flew out to it and found it anchored and not drifting then flew low around it for over an hour until LifeFlight Rescue Bell 412EP VH-XCK "Rescue 522" arrived from Bundaberg.
The Globemaster then returned to Amberley.
VH-XCK "Rescue 522" returned from there to Bundaberg Airport.
Photo taken by Scott Harris ©️