Topic: Exercise DUGONG
The successes of Navy’s Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Community over the past 12 months is set to continue with support to multiple deployments throughout the region underway.
A mine countermeasures exercise, involving seven Navies has drawn to a close in Hobart.
Personnel involved in mine countermeasures and diving Exercise DUGONG have paused to remember the tragic loss of an officer of the Indian Army in 2009 on a rafting expedition on the Franklin River.
The ship's company of HMAS Yarra, one of Australia’s Huon class Mine Hunters, takes mine-hunting personally.
With the magnificent backdrop of Mount Wellington and working in the deep, cool waters off Hobart, personnel from Australia, Great Britain, the United States, New Zealand and Canada and observers from India and Sweden, began Exercise DUGONG 15 on 5 October.
Most of us are apprehensive of sharks when we enter the water. Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston finds the prospect exciting.
It’s said if you want a job done, give it to a busy person, this phrase certainly applies to Able Seaman Clearance Diver Luke Shea. A member of Australian Naval Reserve Dive Team Ten, based in the beautiful port city of Hobart, Able Seaman Shea is a family man, the General Manager of Tasmania’s largest automotive group, JMC Automotive, as well as finding time to serve his country as a diver.
Quiet, with a glint in his eye, Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Nick Dingle, is a man who inspires confidence and respect. Currently involved in Exercise DUGONG 15, as an active member of Naval Reserve Diving Team 10, Leading Seaman Dingle has established himself as a qualified and highly competent member of a very tight team.