Topic: Operations

Engineering study put to the test

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Assistant Marine Engineer Officer, Lieutenant Coral Belcher, in the Machinery Control Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.   (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Assistant Marine Engineer Officer, Lieutenant Coral Belcher, in the Machinery Control Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.

Arunta’s Assistant Marine Engineer Officer, Lieutenant Coral Belcher, is putting seven years of study to work in the Anzac frigate, as part of the team deployed in the Middle East.

Sensors sailor relishes operational role

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Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Andrew Dingle, in front of HMAS Arunta alongside at Fleet Base West, Garden Island. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Andrew Dingle, in front of HMAS Arunta alongside at Fleet Base West, Garden Island.

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Andrew Dingle is realising his career aspirations onboard HMAS Arunta as part of the Royal Australian Navy team sailing to the Middle East.

Exchange proves rewarding for warfare officer

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Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes, presents Lieutenant Commander Oliver Nokes with a bronze commendation during an awards ceremony onboard HMAS Perth at Muscat, Oman. HMAS Perth is nearing the end of her Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes, presents Lieutenant Commander Oliver Nokes with a bronze commendation during an awards ceremony onboard HMAS Perth at Muscat, Oman. HMAS Perth is nearing the end of her Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East Region.

HMAS Perth’s  Operations Officer, Principal Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander Oliver (Olly) Nokes has been commended by Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes during the ship’s final hours alongside in Muscat, Oman.

Perfect practice makes perfect

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Miah Hammond-Errey (author), CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer), Corporal Mark Doran (author)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers Able Seaman Christopher Goodwin (left) and Able Seaman Brian Josephson, from HMAS Diamantina, prepare to lower a high explosive charge to remove explosive remnants of war during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.
  (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers Able Seaman Christopher Goodwin (left) and Able Seaman Brian Josephson, from HMAS Diamantina, prepare to lower a high explosive charge to remove explosive remnants of war during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.

To ensure the crews of Navy ships are ready to respond to the dynamic and unpredictable environments in which they operate, they need to be well trained, well rehearsed, and well oiled.

Wildcat revealed from Pacific depths

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A photo taken by HMAS Huon’s mine disposal vehicle of the open cockpit of the F4F Wildcat. (photo: Unknown)

A photo taken by HMAS Huon’s mine disposal vehicle of the open cockpit of the F4F Wildcat.

The crew of minehunter, HMAS Huon, was able to shed some light on a 70-year-old mystery while deployed to the Solomon Islands recently.

Reconnaissance for future operations

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(L-R) Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Inspector Kevin Maisa, of the Central Police Station, and Royal Australian Navy officer, Commander Etienne Mulder, Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force, discuss the Shortland Islands while aboard HMAS Diamantina on 2 October, 2016, during an extended reconnaissance in the Western Provinces of the Solomon Islands in search of explosive remnants of war as part of Operation Render Safe. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

(L-R) Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Inspector Kevin Maisa, of the Central Police Station, and Royal Australian Navy officer, Commander Etienne Mulder, Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force, discuss the Shortland Islands while aboard HMAS Diamantina on 2 October, 2016, during an extended reconnaissance in the Western Provinces of the Solomon Islands in search of explosive remnants of war as part of Operation Render Safe.

Operation RENDER SAFE 16 has come to a fitting end in the Solomon Islands following a reconnaissance mission to the Western Provinces that will pave the way for the future destruction of explosive remnants of war.

Lesson in soccer for Huon

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HMAS Huon community engagement at Yandina Community High School (photo: ABCIS Majtenyi)

HMAS Huon community engagement at Yandina Community High School

Crew members from HMAS Huon visited a high school in the Solomon Islands during Operation RENDER SAFE duties for a range of sporting events, including volleyball and soccer.

Land dangers for Navy divers

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Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Leading Seaman Thomas Buchanan (left) and Constable Peter Rivivere of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force examine two US M43A1 81mm mortars fitted with Type 52 Point Detonating fuses. The two shells will be collected by an Operation Render Safe 16 field team and be moved to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Facility at Hells Point for destruction. (photo: )

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Leading Seaman Thomas Buchanan (left) and Constable Peter Rivivere of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force examine two US M43A1 81mm mortars fitted with Type 52 Point Detonating fuses. The two shells will be collected by an Operation Render Safe 16 field team and be moved to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Facility at Hells Point for destruction.

Navy's Clearance Diving Team One personnel traded their fins for combat boots during land clearance operations in the Solomon Islands for Operation RENDER SAFE.

HMAS Huon explosive on operations

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Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Ryan, of HMAS Huon, prepares to dive with a batch of explosives for underwater explosive ordnance disposal in the Solomon Islands on 29 September, 2016, during Operation Render Safe.  (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Ryan, of HMAS Huon, prepares to dive with a batch of explosives for underwater explosive ordnance disposal in the Solomon Islands on 29 September, 2016, during Operation Render Safe.

Australian minehunter HMAS Huon is one of a trio of vessels that have made a significant contribution to Operation RENDER SAFE 16 in the Solomon Islands.

Clearance Divers feel weight of mission

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Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers collect explosive remnants of war from the shallow waters at Hells Point during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.  (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers collect explosive remnants of war from the shallow waters at Hells Point during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.

Sydney-based Royal Australian Navy clearance divers hauled in over 3.5 tonnes of Second World War munitions from the water off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in a single morning during Operation RENDER SAFE.