Topic: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR)

Partnership for benefit of region

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko, comforts a Vietnamese baby undergoing treatment at the paediatrics ward of Cam Ranh General Hospital, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko, comforts a Vietnamese baby undergoing treatment at the paediatrics ward of Cam Ranh General Hospital, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

The success of the multi-national PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP humanitarian aid and disaster relief training series continues to expand, with this year’s mission reaching as far west as Sri Lanka.

Five nations face ‘disaster’ on the Han

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Vietnam Border Guard vessels use smoke to simulate fire during an emergency response exercise in Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Vietnam Border Guard vessels use smoke to simulate fire during an emergency response exercise in Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

A cruise ship and a tanker collide and burst into flames, diesel fuel and oil are rapidly spilling into the Han River, five people are thrown into the water, one of the vessels starts to sink and first responders from five nations rush to the scene, in the scenario of a major regional emergency response exercise.

Healthy Partnership between nations

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Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

A team of Australian Defence Force medical specialists have deployed to Vietnam for the final phase of Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017 - the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Brisbane base’s big year

Published on by LEUT Phil Fairs (author)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake.

The local community came together to help HMAS Moreton celebrate a big milestone – the Queensland establishment’s first birthday.

Moreton shows strong support

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HMAS Choules preparing to berth to take on stores and heavy equipment to help in aftermath of Cyclone Debbie. (photo: AB Karen Palmer)

HMAS Choules preparing to berth to take on stores and heavy equipment to help in aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.

One of Navy's smallest establishments was central to Australian Defence Force support for the post cyclone Debbie recovery efforts after amphibious HMAS Choules was dispatched to assist.

Heavy lift for HMAS Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

An Australian Army 35th Water Transport Squadron LCM8 landing craft enters the well dock of amphibious ship HMAS Choules off the coast of Yeppoon in Central Queensland. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

An Australian Army 35th Water Transport Squadron LCM8 landing craft enters the well dock of amphibious ship HMAS Choules off the coast of Yeppoon in Central Queensland.

The Australian Defence Force's amphibious capability was on point in the recent response to Cyclone Debbie, with HMAS Choules delivering one of her largest loads of supplies to affected communities last week.

Post cyclone support close to home

Published on by Mr Richard Mihaich (author)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ian Hines with family members who are local residents of Hide Away Beach. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ian Hines with family members who are local residents of Hide Away Beach.

For Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Simon Smith, the welcome Australian Defence personnel received from communities in the wake of Cyclone Debbie was what made the job worthwhile.

Loaded with zeal

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Phoebe Evans keeps a look out on the bridge of amphibious support ship HMAS Choules during the ship's transit to cyclone ravaged North Queensland. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Phoebe Evans keeps a look out on the bridge of amphibious support ship HMAS Choules during the ship's transit to cyclone ravaged North Queensland.

HMAS Choules has lived up to her motto, 'facing difficulty with zeal', loading more than 100 troops, 50 vehicles and 46 pallets of humanitarian and disaster relief stores before getting underway for cyclone ravaged North Queensland.

Melville assists Daydream Island

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HMAS Melville's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat prepares to deliver emergency water supplies to Daydream Island as the ship supports the rescue of more than 400 people, following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Melville's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat prepares to deliver emergency water supplies to Daydream Island as the ship supports the rescue of more than 400 people, following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

More than 400 stranded guests and staff have been rescued from Daydream Island off Queensland, ravaged by Tropical Cyclone Debbie, thanks to the actions of HMAS Melville

Choules sails for cyclone support

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Choules has sailed to support communities that may be affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Choules has sailed to support communities that may be affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

HMAS Choules has sailed for northern Queensland waters in support of communities which may be affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.