Topic: Deployments (Non-Operations)

Technology and skill contribute to minehunter operations in Korea

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations.

Following a passage of more than 5600 nautical miles from their homeport in Sydney, a Royal Australian Navy Task Group consisting of minehunters, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne are taking part in the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX 19) off the coast of the Republic of Korea.

Minehunters bring in the big catch

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina bring the recovery line to the sweep deck. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina bring the recovery line to the sweep deck.

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne taking part in the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise off the coast of the Republic of Korea have been successful in the important tasks of location, verification and removal of underwater mines.

Minehunters proudly display their skills in Korea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Commander Task Group 635.3 Commander Brett Dawe is joined by Commanding Officer HMAS Diamantina Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt, and Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne Lieutenant Commander  Sean Aitken, along with Captain Soon Lee and Republic of Korea Navy personnel following a cultural gift exchange. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Commander Task Group 635.3 Commander Brett Dawe is joined by Commanding Officer HMAS Diamantina Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt, and Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne Lieutenant Commander Sean Aitken, along with Captain Soon Lee and Republic of Korea Navy personnel following a cultural gift exchange.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Diamantina, Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt has hosted a welcoming event for Captain Soon Lee, the Commander of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Minesweeper Flotilla 5 and his staff in Busan, Korea.

Multinational Mine Warfare force clears the sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne prepare for departure from Busan Naval Base in the Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne prepare for departure from Busan Naval Base in the Republic of Korea.

Joining units from the Republic of Korea Navy and the United States Navy, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne have sailed to participate in the 2019 Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) being conducted in the waters off South Korea.

Navy Task Group staff achieve a first in Korea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

LCDR Daniel Lister and WOCSMMW Alan Hart from the Combined Task Group embarked on ROKS Nampo. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

LCDR Daniel Lister and WOCSMMW Alan Hart from the Combined Task Group embarked on ROKS Nampo.

One of the many milestones achieved during the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise off the coast of the Republic of Korea has been the integration of Australian Navy Task Group Command Staff onboard a ROK warship.

Positive small ship experience enhances sailor’s first North East Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operator Arthur Rossiter prepares to support boat recovery operations onboard HMAS Diamantina during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operator Arthur Rossiter prepares to support boat recovery operations onboard HMAS Diamantina during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea.

Being away from family and friends at home can at times be a challenge for Royal Australian Navy personnel currently deployed on Navy’s East Asia Deployment.

A great career from gap year to Korea for Navy Chef

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina.

Growing up in Silvan, Victoria, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone never envisaged a career at sea, but after a positive experience with the Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Scheme the way ahead was clear.

Asia beckons for Navy’s largest Task Group

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

HMAS Hobart leads HMA Ships Stuart and Parramatta out of Sydney Harbour for their East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Hobart leads HMA Ships Stuart and Parramatta out of Sydney Harbour for their East Asia Deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy has begun its largest deployment of the year with more than a thousand sailors and officers bound for engagements across North and South East Asia.

Minehunters northbound for international engagement

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

HMAS Diamantina departs Sydney Harbour for a three-month North East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMAS Diamantina departs Sydney Harbour for a three-month North East Asia Deployment.

Departing Sydney Harbour in the early evening, the Minehunters HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne set sail on Monday for a three month North East Asian Deployment.

Fighting fit for important mission

Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Kerryn Seaborn takes a group physical training session on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Kerryn Seaborn takes a group physical training session on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Burpees, push-ups and sit-ups strengthen more than just muscle; physical fitness improves resilience and sharpens mental capacity to deliver a force that is ‘fit to fight’.