Topic: Exercise DUGONG

Mine Warfare and Divers in deep

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean.

The successes of Navy’s Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Community over the past 12 months is set to continue with support to multiple deployments throughout the region underway.

International mine warfare exercise concludes in Hobart

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Exercise DUGONG 2015 planning meeting held at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Exercise DUGONG 2015 planning meeting held at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania.

A mine countermeasures exercise, involving seven Navies has drawn to a close in Hobart.

DUGONG 15 participants reflect on loss

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Indian Navy Commander Praveen Sinha and Commander Max Muller, CSM, RAN (left) salute as a mark of respect to a fellow serviceman who lost his life during a previous exercise during a wreath laying ceremony at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania at Exercise Dugong 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Indian Navy Commander Praveen Sinha and Commander Max Muller, CSM, RAN (left) salute as a mark of respect to a fellow serviceman who lost his life during a previous exercise during a wreath laying ceremony at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania at Exercise Dugong 2015.

Personnel involved in mine countermeasures and diving Exercise DUGONG have paused to remember the tragic loss of an officer of the Indian Army in 2009 on a rafting expedition on the Franklin River.

Mission on track for Yarra

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HMAS Yarra sits off the coast of Cremorne, Tasmania, during Exercise DUGONG 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Yarra sits off the coast of Cremorne, Tasmania, during Exercise DUGONG 2015.

The ship's company of HMAS Yarra, one of Australia’s Huon class Mine Hunters, takes mine-hunting personally.

International forces join together in Hobart for Exercise DUGONG 15

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Divers from the Royal Navy Fleet Diving Team 2 conduct tests on their diving gear in the shallow water off Hobart, Tasmania, during Exercise DUGONG 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Divers from the Royal Navy Fleet Diving Team 2 conduct tests on their diving gear in the shallow water off Hobart, Tasmania, during Exercise DUGONG 2015.

With the magnificent backdrop of Mount Wellington and working in the deep, cool waters off Hobart, personnel from Australia, Great Britain, the United States, New Zealand and Canada and observers from India and Sweden, began Exercise DUGONG 15 on 5 October.

The shark whisperer dives in Hobart

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Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston from Australian Diving Team Four on the wharf of Huon Quays, Tasmania, prior to commencing diving operations during Exercise Dugong 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston from Australian Diving Team Four on the wharf of Huon Quays, Tasmania, prior to commencing diving operations during Exercise Dugong 2015.

Most of us are apprehensive of sharks when we enter the water.  Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston finds the prospect exciting.

A busy man gives something back

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Royal Australian Navy reservist diver from Diving Team 10, Able Seaman Luke Shea, during Exercise DUGONG 15. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy reservist diver from Diving Team 10, Able Seaman Luke Shea, during Exercise DUGONG 15.

It’s said if you want a job done, give it to a busy person, this phrase certainly applies to Able Seaman Clearance Diver Luke Shea. A member of Australian Naval Reserve Dive Team Ten, based in the beautiful port city of Hobart, Able Seaman Shea is a family man, the General Manager of Tasmania’s largest automotive group, JMC Automotive, as well as finding time to serve his country as a diver.

The cold water specialist at home during Exercise DUGONG

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Royal Australian Navy reservist diver from Diving Team 10, Leading Seaman Nicholas Dingle, inside his team's storage room during Exercise DUGONG 15. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy reservist diver from Diving Team 10, Leading Seaman Nicholas Dingle, inside his team's storage room during Exercise DUGONG 15.

Quiet, with a glint in his eye, Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Nick Dingle, is a man who inspires confidence and respect. Currently involved in Exercise DUGONG 15, as an active member of Naval Reserve Diving Team 10, Leading Seaman Dingle has established himself as a qualified and highly competent member of a very tight team.