Topic: Search and Rescue (SAR)
Amateur naval historians might suggest the early 1960s, before the Borneo Confrontation and the Vietnam War, was a quiet time for Australia’s Navy, but crew members in the Q-class fast anti-submarine frigates would disagree.
Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Parramatta has rescued three South African sailors from a stricken yacht approximately 1,300 kilometres southwest of Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia.
HMAS Perth and its embarked MH-60R helicopter supported a search and rescue off the coast of Seychelles on 14 August.
Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Broome has assisted in a search and rescue of 12 people stuck in unfavourable sea conditions during a patrol in the Torres Strait recently.