Topic: Minehunter Coastal (MHC)

Underwater medicine a deep skill

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Lodged at HMAS Penguin in Sydney, Navy’s Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit has many roles providing healthcare for Australian Defence Force divers and training underwater medics.

Stalwart on the line in Sabre

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Daniel Kay (author), Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) steams through the water as part of a large-scale amphibious assault during Talisman Saber 17. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch)

The Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) steams through the water as part of a large-scale amphibious assault during Talisman Saber 17.

With a potent mix of sophisticated sensors and human ingenuity, HMAS Anzac has ‘protected’ a maritime advance force consisting of hydrographic ships, coastal mine hunters and clearance divers at Freshwater Beach in Central Queensland as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

Ross’ achievements recognised

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Ross Currie is presented a commendation certificate. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Ross Currie is presented a commendation certificate.

The past 18 months have been a busy period for the crew of HMAS Huon with the coastal minehunter involved in a number of significant evolutions, a including work-up, maritime exercises and Operation RENDER SAFE.

Gearing up for Talisman Sabre

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter  in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia.

Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISAMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June.

Training deepens for clearance divers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author)

Clearance Divers from HMA Ships Huon and Yarra conduct dive training on the mine counter-measures “Stealth” diving set in Jervis Bay. (photo: Unknown)

Clearance Divers from HMA Ships Huon and Yarra conduct dive training on the mine counter-measures “Stealth” diving set in Jervis Bay.

Clearance Divers from minehunters HMA Ships Huon and Yarra recently conducted a week of deep dive training using some more unconventional but operationally important equipment.