Section: Operations

Wildcat revealed from Pacific depths

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A photo taken by HMAS Huon’s mine disposal vehicle of the open cockpit of the F4F Wildcat. (photo: Unknown)

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.

Perth and Makasib united on mission

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Members from United Arab Emirates Patrol Vessel Makasib with Commanding Officer HMAS Perth, Captain Ivan Ingham, AM, RAN, on the bridge wing of HMAS Perth. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Members from United Arab Emirates Patrol Vessel Makasib with Commanding Officer HMAS Perth, Captain Ivan Ingham, AM, RAN, on the bridge wing of HMAS Perth.

Following a mid-deployment port visit to Dubai, HMAS Perth coordinated a passage exercise with United Arab Emirates Navy vessel P142 Makasib, a Mubarraz class fast attack craft.
 

 

Darwin personnel selected for leadership forum

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Petty Officer Electronics Technician Troy Stephenson and Chief Petty Officer
Boatswains Mate David Bowden in front of HMAS Darwin. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Troy Stephenson and Chief Petty Officer Boatswains Mate David Bowden in front of HMAS Darwin.

Three members of the ship's company of HMAS Darwin were selected to take part in the second Chief of Defence Force Leadership Forum held in Canberra recently.

Reconnaissance for future operations

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(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. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

(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.

Duty done in Solomon Islands

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Explosive remnants of World War II having been transported and ready to be cleared. (photo: Unknown)

Explosive remnants of World War II having been transported and ready to be cleared.

Clearance divers onboard HMAS Huon joined with their international counterparts to dispose of more than 2,500 pieces of unexploded ordnance during a month-long deployment to the Solomon Islands.

Lesson in soccer for Huon

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HMAS Huon community engagement at Yandina Community High School (photo: ABCIS Majtenyi)

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.

Land dangers for Navy divers

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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. (photo: )

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.

HMAS Huon explosive on operations

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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.  (photo: Unknown)

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.

Clearance Divers feel weight of mission

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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.  (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

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.

Divers detect dangers in the deep

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Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers prepare to destroy explosive remnants of war during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands. (photo: Unknown)

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.