Topic: Operations

First operation opens eyes for Seaman

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Anna Rosendahl (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Tuan Nguyen at his console in the operations room aboard HMAS Diamantina during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Tuan Nguyen at his console in the operations room aboard HMAS Diamantina during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.

A Parramatta man has been helping find unexploded Second World War munitions in the Solomon Islands during an Australian Defence Force led multinational operation.

Navy medicos standing tall on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy medical officers who deployed to the Middle East with 7th Brigade after the welcome home parade in Brisbane on 17 September 2016.

Left to right: Lieutenant Commander Anthony Dilley, Commander Janine Gregson, Commander Anthony Holley and Commander Ian Young.
 (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy medical officers who deployed to the Middle East with 7th Brigade after the welcome home parade in Brisbane on 17 September 2016. Left to right: Lieutenant Commander Anthony Dilley, Commander Janine Gregson, Commander Anthony Holley and Commander Ian Young.

Standing out in the sea of khaki as part of the Australian Army’s 7th Brigade welcome home parade in Brisbane recently was Commander Janine Gregson and three other Navy medical officers.

Cooperating in the South Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

His Majesty’s Armed Forces Tonga Navy LCM VOEA LATE, PPB VOEA PANGAI, Cook Island PPB TE KUKUPA and Samoan PPB NAFANUA (photo: Unknown)

His Majesty’s Armed Forces Tonga Navy LCM VOEA LATE, PPB VOEA PANGAI, Cook Island PPB TE KUKUPA and Samoan PPB NAFANUA

Now in its fourth year the joint maritime surveillance operation, Operation IKA MOANA, has been successful in both terms of its achievements and as a demonstration of the value regional partnerships.  

Operation Render Safe helps bring safety to the Solomon Islands

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Constable Peter Rivivere of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (left) and Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Leading Seaman Thomas Buchanan 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. (photo: )

Constable Peter Rivivere of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (left) and Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Leading Seaman Thomas Buchanan 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.

The dangers posed by explosive remnants of war in the Solomon Islands will again be tackled with the commencement of Operation RENDER SAFE 16 over the weekend.

First search and rescue for MH-60R

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), LEUT Richard Morris (photographer)

HMAS Perth's MH-60R leaves the flight deck while the ship is in Victoria, Seychelles, to assist the Seychelles' Coast Guard in a search and rescue mission after a civilian boat capsized during the night. (photo: LEUT Richard Morris)

HMAS Perth's MH-60R leaves the flight deck while the ship is in Victoria, Seychelles, to assist the Seychelles' Coast Guard in a search and rescue mission after a civilian boat capsized during the night.

HMAS Perth and its embarked MH-60R helicopter supported a search and rescue off the coast of Seychelles on 14 August.