Topic: HMAS Shepparton (A03)
When one of their own became a real-time casualty, the crew of survey motor launch, HMAS Shepparton acted swiftly to provide an immediate response and medical evacuation by helicopter.
It is not every day that HMAS Shepparton encounters fellow Australians in uncharted foreign waters, yet when conducting survey operations off Papua New Guinea, Shepparton was quick to respond to a VHF radio call for help.
Survey Motor Launches, HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton, arrived in Papua New Guinea on Thursday with the task of conducting survey operations in the vicinity of Long Reef, in order to provide alternate routes for shipping through the area. Hydrographic Survey Ship, HMAS Leeuwin (HS Red Crew), had been working in the area for the previous five weeks.
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