(L-R) Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Inspector Kevin Maisa, of the Central Police Station, and Royal Australian Navy officer, Commander Etienne Mulder, Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force, discuss the Shortland Islands while aboard HMAS Diamantina on 2 October, 2016, during an extended reconnaissance in the Western Provinces of the Solomon Islands in search of explosive remnants of war as part of Operation Render Safe.
Operation RENDER SAFE 16 has come to a fitting end in the Solomon Islands following a reconnaissance mission to the Western Provinces that will pave the way for the future destruction of explosive remnants of war.
HMAS Huon community engagement at Yandina Community High School
Crew members from HMAS
Huon visited a high school in the Solomon Islands during Operation RENDER SAFE duties for a range of sporting events, including volleyball and soccer.
Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Leading Seaman Thomas Buchanan (left) and Constable Peter Rivivere of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force examine two US M43A1 81mm mortars fitted with Type 52 Point Detonating fuses. The two shells will be collected by an Operation Render Safe 16 field team and be moved to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Facility at Hells Point for destruction.
Navy's Clearance Diving Team One personnel traded their fins for combat boots during land clearance operations in the Solomon Islands for Operation RENDER SAFE.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Ryan, of HMAS Huon, prepares to dive with a batch of explosives for underwater explosive ordnance disposal in the Solomon Islands on 29 September, 2016, during Operation Render Safe.
Australian minehunter HMAS
Huon is one of a trio of vessels that have made a significant contribution to Operation RENDER SAFE 16 in the Solomon Islands.
Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers collect explosive remnants of war from the shallow waters at Hells Point during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.
Sydney-based Royal Australian Navy clearance divers hauled in over 3.5 tonnes of Second World War munitions from the water off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in a single morning during Operation RENDER SAFE.