Topic: Search and Rescue (SAR)

'Professionalism and skill' displayed by Navy crew to save stricken sailors at Christmas Island, says ATSB report

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

A merchant sailor jumps from the sinking merchant ship Tycoon while a Royal Australian Navy RHIB crew manoeuvres to retrieve him from the water. Image republished with permission of Australian Federal Police. (photo: Australian Federal Police)

A merchant sailor jumps from the sinking merchant ship Tycoon while a Royal Australian Navy RHIB crew manoeuvres to retrieve him from the water. Image republished with permission of Australian Federal Police.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report has found that two Navy crews displayed ‘professionalism and skill’ while saving merchant sailors from the sea at Christmas Island in 2012.

HMAS Huon to the rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABCIS Meaghan Paton (photographer)

HMAS Huon's (MHC Crew II, LCDR Jace Hutchison) dive boat circles while buffer, POMW Bob Geldof and LSMT Jamie Pottie investigate the condition of the rescue craft from merchant vessel Far Grip. (photo: ABCIS Meaghan Paton)

HMAS Huon's (MHC Crew II, LCDR Jace Hutchison) dive boat circles while buffer, POMW Bob Geldof and LSMT Jamie Pottie investigate the condition of the rescue craft from merchant vessel Far Grip.

A joint effort by the Headquarters Northern Command and Navy mine hunter HMAS Huon has lead to the recovery of a merchant vessel's high speed rescue craft, which was adrift in the Timor Sea for more than six days.

HMAS Newcastle in search for missing fishermen in the Indian Ocean

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSEW Melissa Girling (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team inspecting the damage onboard the Chung Ying. (photo: LSEW Melissa Girling)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team inspecting the damage onboard the Chung Ying.

HMAS Newcastle has combined with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) warship Mianyang to search for survivors of a damaged fishing trawler in Middle Eastern waters.