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