Topic: Minehunter Coastal (MHC)

Huon shows Howe it's done

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Liam Northend (author), Unknown (photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver King descending to 42m off Lord Howe Island as the  crew members of HMAS Huon conducted a 10-day deployment for an invaluable training opportunity. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver King descending to 42m off Lord Howe Island as the crew members of HMAS Huon conducted a 10-day deployment for an invaluable training opportunity.

The ship’s company of minehunter HMAS Huon packed a lot into their recent visit to Lord Howe Island, in the Tasman Sea.

Navy provides assistance in Vanuatu

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jake Badior (author)

Deputy High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Mrs Susan Ryle speaks with Matthew Clark from the Crisis Response Team of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the wharf at Luganville in Vanuatu as HMAS Huon prepares to dock in support of Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Deputy High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Mrs Susan Ryle speaks with Matthew Clark from the Crisis Response Team of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the wharf at Luganville in Vanuatu as HMAS Huon prepares to dock in support of Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017.

The Australian Defence Force deployed humanitarian supplies in September to provide relief to communities displaced from Vanuatu’s Ambae Island with the island’s Manaro Volcano threatening to erupt.

Bang for buck

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (author)

Commander Glen Price, RAN, at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commander Glen Price, RAN, at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

Navy’s minehunter fleet were approaching the end of their planned service life but now have a Service Life Extension to 2035-38 and the challenge of working out the details to get there falls to Commander Glen Price, the man in charge of sustainment at the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Systems Program Office at HMAS Waterhen.

Minehunters life extends

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Huon Class Mine Hunter Coastals HMAS Norman (M 84) and HMAS Yarra (M 87) prepare to enter into Fleet Base West. (photo: Department of Defence)

Huon Class Mine Hunter Coastals HMAS Norman (M 84) and HMAS Yarra (M 87) prepare to enter into Fleet Base West.

The Australian Government has granted first pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s Huon class minehunter coastal vessels.

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.