Topic: PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

Five nations face ‘disaster’ on the Han

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

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.

Navy Mums unwrap smiles for Mother's Day

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) gives a Koala teddy to a Vietnamese child at the Emergency Reception (Emergency Department) of the Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.  (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) gives a Koala teddy to a Vietnamese child at the Emergency Reception (Emergency Department) of the Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

Two Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers deployed to Vietnam for Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017 have marked Mother's Day in a particularly meaningful way this year - spending time with children with disabilities at an Agent Orange Rehabilitation Centre in Da Nang.

Galley duty: From hospital to hospitality

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Pete Gammie (photographer)

Corporal Mark Lamb is seen  'working the line' in the ships galley aboard USNS Mercy during 'Volunteer' night while underway across the Pacific Ocean.  (photo: SGT Pete Gammie)

Corporal Mark Lamb is seen 'working the line' in the ships galley aboard USNS Mercy during 'Volunteer' night while underway across the Pacific Ocean.

The call to duty on Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP took a slightly different path when members of the Australian contingent volunteered to work in the ship’s galley, mess and scullery as part of the volunteer program aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy.

PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP a perfect birthday gift

Published on by ABIS Sarah Williams (author and photographer)

Seaman Medic Renee Simmons in Casualty Receiving onboard United States Naval Ship Mercy as part of PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Seaman Medic Renee Simmons in Casualty Receiving onboard United States Naval Ship Mercy as part of PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015.

The opportunity to give to others was the perfect birthday present for Seaman Medic Renee Simmons, who was selected to participate in PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015.

HMAS Tobruk arrives in Wewak

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

VIPs at the opening ceremony for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013. (L-R) CMDR Leif Maxfield, CMDR Stewart Dunne, Air Commodore Ken Quinn, Colonel Walter Enuma, the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone MP, CAPT Bruce Greig, CMDR Bill Haggerson and Colonel Dick Parker. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

VIPs at the opening ceremony for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013. (L-R) CMDR Leif Maxfield, CMDR Stewart Dunne, Air Commodore Ken Quinn, Colonel Walter Enuma, the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone MP, CAPT Bruce Greig, CMDR Bill Haggerson and Colonel Dick Parker.

HMAS Tobruk has arrived in Wewak in the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea. Over 100 embarked personnel travelling with HMAS Tobruk are bringing medical, dental, veterinary and engineering assistance to the township.

Unusual creature drops in for check up

Published on by LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Able Seaman Taylor Burgess, Seaman Kasey Senior and Able Seaman Jordan Shephard get close to Mangitungs the cus cus at the community health fair. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Able Seaman Taylor Burgess, Seaman Kasey Senior and Able Seaman Jordan Shephard get close to Mangitungs the cus cus at the community health fair.

The veterinary team deployed for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013 has treated a most unusual patient.

Far from the farm stock and pets they were expecting, the team were presented with a native cus cus, a striking orange bush possum.

Named Mangitungs, the cus cus was brought in to a full day community health fair in Wewak, Papua New Guinea, by his owner Erica.

Tobruk sailing with new CO

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Departing Commanding Officer of HMAS Tobruk, Commander Tim Watson (left) hands over the ship's engine keys and the responsibility of command to Commander Leif Maxfield. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Departing Commanding Officer of HMAS Tobruk, Commander Tim Watson (left) hands over the ship's engine keys and the responsibility of command to Commander Leif Maxfield.

Commander Leif Maxfield has assumed command of HMAS Tobruk, relieving Commander Tim Watson while the ship stopped over in Townsville on 7 June 2013.

Tobruk loads up and sets sail

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Members of Port Services Garden Island, Sydney, retrieve the final berthing line from HMAS Tobruk as she departs for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Members of Port Services Garden Island, Sydney, retrieve the final berthing line from HMAS Tobruk as she departs for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013.

HMAS Tobruk has set sail for a seven week deployment to Papua New Guinea.

Ulverstone’s Taylor loving sea life

Published on by LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Taylor Burgess in the server room of HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Taylor Burgess in the server room of HMAS Tobruk.

Far from her hometown of Ulverstone, Taylor Burgess is on the high seas as part of an international aid mission.

Taylor is serving as an Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems sailor on board HMAS Tobruk (II).