Topic: HMAS Gascoyne (M85)

HMAS Gascoyne makes port visit to Kure, Japan

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek, DSM (right), exchanges a gift with the Mayor of Kure, Mr Yoshiake Shinhara, during Gascoyne's visit to Kure Naval Base in Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek, DSM (right), exchanges a gift with the Mayor of Kure, Mr Yoshiake Shinhara, during Gascoyne's visit to Kure Naval Base in Japan.

In the time-honoured tradition of visiting warships paying respect to local dignitaries and officials, Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek has conducted official calls in the port of Kure, Japan.

Minehunters overcome rough seas and long distance to join Republic of Korea exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Alexandra Rayner (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.

After the longest transit ever completed by Australian Minehunters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have contributed to Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.

Navy joins France under Southern Cross

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018.

The RAN’s Amphibious landing ship HMAS Choules and Coastal Mine Hunters HMAS Gascoyne and Yarra have joined a French-led multinational force to participate in valuable disaster response training designed to increase Australia’s ability to operate alongside regional nations.

 

Underwater medicine a deep skill

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Lodged at HMAS Penguin in Sydney, Navy’s Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit has many roles providing healthcare for Australian Defence Force divers and training underwater medics.

Stalwart on the line in Sabre

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Daniel Kay (author), Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) steams through the water as part of a large-scale amphibious assault during Talisman Saber 17. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch)

The Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) steams through the water as part of a large-scale amphibious assault during Talisman Saber 17.

With a potent mix of sophisticated sensors and human ingenuity, HMAS Anzac has ‘protected’ a maritime advance force consisting of hydrographic ships, coastal mine hunters and clearance divers at Freshwater Beach in Central Queensland as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

Gearing up for Talisman Sabre

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter  in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia.

Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June.

HMA Ships CanberraChoulesAnzacToowoombaBallaratDarwinMelbourneSuccessDiamantinaHuonGascoyne and Melville will all take part.

Task group sails to Bass Strait

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities.

Warships, submarines and aircraft from all over the country are converging on Bass Strait for the final week of Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare activities.

Second World War ordnance disposal success

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Christian O'Neill prepares to conduct a check shot dive and environmental survey after demolition of the World War II sea mine in shallow water off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland.   (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Christian O'Neill prepares to conduct a check shot dive and environmental survey after demolition of the World War II sea mine in shallow water off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland.

Royal Australian Navy Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving specialists from HMAS Gascoyne have safely disposed of suspected Second World War ordnance in Far North Queensland.

Perfect practice makes perfect

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Miah Hammond-Errey (author), CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer), Corporal Mark Doran (author)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers Able Seaman Christopher Goodwin (left) and Able Seaman Brian Josephson, from HMAS Diamantina, prepare to lower a high explosive charge to remove explosive remnants of war during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.
  (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers Able Seaman Christopher Goodwin (left) and Able Seaman Brian Josephson, from HMAS Diamantina, prepare to lower a high explosive charge to remove explosive remnants of war during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.

To ensure the crews of Navy ships are ready to respond to the dynamic and unpredictable environments in which they operate, they need to be well trained, well rehearsed, and well oiled.

Gap Year students join Gascoyne

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alan Parton (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen, Jesse O'Sullivan, Johaline Enslin and Jack Wilson onboard HMAS Gascoyne as they sail off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen, Jesse O'Sullivan, Johaline Enslin and Jack Wilson onboard HMAS Gascoyne as they sail off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland.

Three gap year students embarked in Sydney-based minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne during a deployment to far North Queensland, were exposed to more than just routine seamanship while onboard.