Published on by Department of Defence (author and photographer)
Officers and sailors onboard Minehunter Coastals HMA Ships Huon and Gascoyne have brushed up on CBRN - Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defence. Ship’s companies undertook a week of dedicated training at the Navy’s School of Survivability and Ship Safety before both ships proceeded to sea for further training.
Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (author)
Navy’s minehunter fleet were approaching the end of their planned service life but now have a Service Life Extension to 2035-38 and the challenge of working out the details to get there falls to Commander Glen Price, the man in charge of sustainment at the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Systems Program Office at HMAS Waterhen.
Published on by MIDN Daniel Kay (author), Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch (photographer)
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.
Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author)
The past 18 months have been a busy period for the crew of HMAS Huon with the coastal minehunter involved in a number of significant evolutions, a including work-up, maritime exercises and Operation RENDER SAFE.