Topic: Minehunter Coastal (MHC)

A worthy voyage completed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment.

HMAS Huon has returned home to Australia after more than four months deployed in North East Asian waters following the longest voyage undertaken by a Royal Australian Navy mine warfare vessel.

Enjoying a gap year with overseas travel included

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Gap Year Seaman Bailey Henderson manning ship during HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from Kure Japan. (photo: Unknown)

Gap Year Seaman Bailey Henderson manning ship during HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from Kure Japan.

Compared with others of his generation taking a break after school, Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Sailor, Seaman Bailey Henderson has managed to better them all with his recent overseas trip being ‘all expenses paid’.

Mine Hunter returns from north Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.  (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne has returned to Australia after completing the longest voyage undertaken by a vessel of its class.

Minehunters achieve more firsts for RAN

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

HMAS Huon (82) alongside JMSDF Bungo during Exercise HYUGA NADA 18 off the coast of Southern Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

HMAS Huon (82) alongside JMSDF Bungo during Exercise HYUGA NADA 18 off the coast of Southern Japan.

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have notched up a number of achievements during the ships north east Asian deployment.

RAN Minehunters lead the pack in mine detection, identification and neutralisation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Combined dive teams from HMA Ships Huon and Gascoyne join with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts on JMSDF Yugeshima following a successful Mine warfare EOD exercise during HYUGA NADA 18. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Combined dive teams from HMA Ships Huon and Gascoyne join with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts on JMSDF Yugeshima following a successful Mine warfare EOD exercise during HYUGA NADA 18.

RAN Minehunters HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have been commended by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Captain Yasushi Noguchi for their excellent result in successfully finding all underwater mines in a designated exercise area in minimal time.

Tri-lateral mine warfare exercise puts RAN Minehunters to the test

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The forecastle team on HMAS Gascoyne standing smart during the ship's departure from Kure Naval Base, Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

The forecastle team on HMAS Gascoyne standing smart during the ship's departure from Kure Naval Base, Japan.

At the largest gathering of mine warfare dedicated vessels seen in Japanese waters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have joined with 22 ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Navy (USN) to participate in the first joint mine warfare exercise in the region, Exercise HYUGA NADA 18.

HMAS Gascoyne makes port visit to Kure, Japan

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek, DSM (right), exchanges a gift with the Mayor of Kure, Mr Yoshiake Shinhara, during Gascoyne's visit to Kure Naval Base in Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek, DSM (right), exchanges a gift with the Mayor of Kure, Mr Yoshiake Shinhara, during Gascoyne's visit to Kure Naval Base in Japan.

In the time-honoured tradition of visiting warships paying respect to local dignitaries and officials, Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek has conducted official calls in the port of Kure, Japan.

Minehunters overcome rough seas and long distance to join Republic of Korea exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Alexandra Rayner (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.

After the longest transit ever completed by Australian Minehunters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have contributed to Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.

Gascoyne scales new heights forging friendships

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The combined mountain climb team from HMAS Gascoyne and JMSDF Yugeshima. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

The combined mountain climb team from HMAS Gascoyne and JMSDF Yugeshima.

The crew from RAN Minehunter HMAS Gascoyne have demonstrated endurance and fitness joining with a team from host ship JMSDF Yugeshima to climb Mount Noro in Kure Prefecture Japan.

Minehunters salute 100 Days for Change

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy's Mine Warfare community gathered for a bake sale, hosted by Minehunter Coastal crew HMAS Huon at Sydney base HMAS Waterhen, in support of 100 Days For Change. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy's Mine Warfare community gathered for a bake sale, hosted by Minehunter Coastal crew HMAS Huon at Sydney base HMAS Waterhen, in support of 100 Days For Change.

When the Royal Australian Navy Minehunter HMAS Huon held a cake sale alongside Sydney’s HMAS Waterhen last week, the Commanding Officer took the opportunity to take the attendees out of their comfort zones when thinking about diversity in Navy and beyond.