October 30, 2016 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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers prepare to destroy explosive remnants of war during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.
A team of Royal Australian Navy clearance divers have been working with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force on Guadalcanal during Operation RENDER SAFE 16 to enhance the underwater clearance capability of the Solomon team.
October 08, 2016 by CAPT Anna Rosendahl (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer), LSCD Mark Eaton (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers, from HMAS Diamantina, conduct clearing operations of explosive remnants of war during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.
Diamantina and Huon have spent two weeks finding and destroying unexploded Second World War munitions in the waters around the Solomon Islands during Operation RENDER SAFE.
Members from Seychelles National Drug Enforcement Agency enjoy a damage control display during a tour of HMAS Perth.
Perth is conducting counter-terrorism operations in the Indian Ocean region, under the command of Combined Task Force 150.