Topic: Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit

Underwater medicine - a specialist skill

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Underwater Medicine Clinician Course, Session 21 students and staff. Back row, L-R: Australian Army Soldier Medic Corporal B, Naomi Lang, Rae Young. Middle row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Medic Byron Thomas, Leith Strachan. Front row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Leading Seaman Medic David Bell, Petty Officer David Saunders, and Able Seaman Haidan Allan, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Underwater Medicine Clinician Course, Session 21 students and staff. Back row, L-R: Australian Army Soldier Medic Corporal B, Naomi Lang, Rae Young. Middle row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Medic Byron Thomas, Leith Strachan. Front row, L-R: Royal Australian Navy Sailor Leading Seaman Medic David Bell, Petty Officer David Saunders, and Able Seaman Haidan Allan, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Students of the Royal Australian Navy Underwater Medicine Clinician course, have celebrated the completion of seven months training with an informal graduation held outside the Submarine Underwater Medical Unit at HMAS Penguin.

Underwater Medicine specialists adapt for desert role

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Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins, right, and Leading Seaman Peter Gough conduct training at the Role 2 Enhanced NATO Medical Treatment Facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins, right, and Leading Seaman Peter Gough conduct training at the Role 2 Enhanced NATO Medical Treatment Facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan.

As part of the ADF’s ongoing commitment to the war in Afghanistan, RAN underwater medicine clinicians and doctors are deployed to this arid and rugged landscape, far away from the oceans where they usually ply their trade.

'Excellence under pressure' - enhancing inter agency relations

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NSW Ambulance and SUMU staff conducting water rescue training at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: CPOMED(U) Zamri Burns)

NSW Ambulance and SUMU staff conducting water rescue training at HMAS Penguin.

A perfect day in Sydney’s Middle Harbour set the scene for the first of many waterborne rescue exercises for the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) based at HMAS Penguin.

 

A healthy year for HMAS Penguin

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Dignitaries, former Clearance Divers and personnel from HMAS Penguin listen to Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN, during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Dignitaries, former Clearance Divers and personnel from HMAS Penguin listen to Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN, during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony.

Mosman based establishment HMAS Penguin achieved a number of milestones this year with the completion of a range of new facilities, improving health support and training to the Fleet.

Heritage dive gear gives sailors a glimpse into history

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Mine Counter Measure Instructor, Petty Officer Nathan Farrugia, with his Morse MK V Diving Helmet at the opening of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving School and Submarine Underwater Medicine Unit. (photo: Unknown)

Mine Counter Measure Instructor, Petty Officer Nathan Farrugia, with his Morse MK V Diving Helmet at the opening of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving School and Submarine Underwater Medicine Unit.

Heritage dive equipment was proudly on display at the opening of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving School and Submarine Underwater Medicine Unit.

Penguin refurbishment officially opened

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

From left, Lieutenant Commander Russ Crawford, RAN; Deputy Chief of Navy Vice Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, RAN; and Lieutenant Commander Joel Hissink, RAN, cut the ceremonial ribbon during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

From left, Lieutenant Commander Russ Crawford, RAN; Deputy Chief of Navy Vice Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, RAN; and Lieutenant Commander Joel Hissink, RAN, cut the ceremonial ribbon during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony, Sydney.

After two years of construction, the upgraded Royal Australian Navy Diving School and the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) at HMAS Penguin was officially opened by Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen today.

40 years of service to Underwater Medicine

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Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN makes a presentation to Mr John Pennefather, honouring his forty years of service to underwater medicine. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN makes a presentation to Mr John Pennefather, honouring his forty years of service to underwater medicine.

Forty years of service to Navy’s submarine community by Scientist Officer Mr John Pennefather, BSc (Hons), was commemorated at a function at HMAS Penguin last week.