Topic: Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST

HMAS Adelaide demonstrates capability during crisis

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Brendan McDermott assembles stretcher beds onboard HMAS Adelaide in response to Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Brendan McDermott assembles stretcher beds onboard HMAS Adelaide in response to Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

The Royal Australian Navy’s largest ship, Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide has joined HMAS Choules and MV Sycamore in support of Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

Choules prepares for return to Mallacoota

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HMAS Choules leaves Western Port, Victoria to sail back to East Gippsland area in support of Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: POIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Choules leaves Western Port, Victoria to sail back to East Gippsland area in support of Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

HMAS Choules has now returned to Mallacoota, Victoria, to provide more support to the fire-ravaged coastal town from which she evacuated more than a thousand people and 140 pets just days ago.

Choules makes first delivery of evacuees to Western Port

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), POIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Lieutenant Harry Rees escorts an evacuee from Mallacoota, Victoria as she disembarks HMAS Choules with her baby at Western Port. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Lieutenant Harry Rees escorts an evacuee from Mallacoota, Victoria as she disembarks HMAS Choules with her baby at Western Port.

The Royal Australian Navy amphibious ship HMAS Choules arrived in Western Port, Victoria on 4 January 2020, having evacuated 1117 residents and holidaymakers from Mallacoota, following the devastating New Year’s Eve bushfires.

Sycamore delivers first wave of evacuees to safety

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Defence and SES Members help evacuees disembark MV Sycamore at Bluescope Wharf in Hastings, Victoria. (photo: )

Defence and SES Members help evacuees disembark MV Sycamore at Bluescope Wharf in Hastings, Victoria.

The first 58 evacuees-by-sea from the fire-affected Victorian seaside town of Mallacoota arrived at the Bluescope Steel Wharf in Hastings this morning, delivered to safety by the Royal Australian Navy training ship MV Sycamore.

Details of the Mallacoota evacuation by sea

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Evacuees from Mallacoota, Victoria are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Evacuees from Mallacoota, Victoria are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore.

Evacuation of residents and visitors of Mallacoota, Victoria, has commenced with over 1000 civilians embarking in HMAS Choules and MV Sycamore on 3 January.

Navy Task Group sails to support bushfire relief efforts

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HMAS Choules' enhanced medical team disembarks a MRH-90 Taipan Maritime Support Helicopter as the ship prepares to provide support to the communities affected by bushfires. (photo: POIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Choules' enhanced medical team disembarks a MRH-90 Taipan Maritime Support Helicopter as the ship prepares to provide support to the communities affected by bushfires.

A Navy task group departed from their Fleet Base East homeport early on New Year’s Day, in support of multi-agency efforts to provide assistance to communities affected by bushfires on the Australian east coast.

Canberra takes centre stage on Sydney Harbour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk flies the Australian White Ensign over Sydney Harbour during the 2020 Australia Day celebrations. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk flies the Australian White Ensign over Sydney Harbour during the 2020 Australia Day celebrations.

HMAS Canberra played a starring role in Sydney’s Australia Day celebrations as the centrepiece of the traditional Salute to Australia on Sydney Harbour.

Fleet Air Arm’s firefighting support caps off busy 2019

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

A row of Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft on standby at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, as part of the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

A row of Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft on standby at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, as part of the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm has capped off a high tempo year by supporting firefighting efforts on the east coast of Australia, during one of the most dangerous bushfire periods the nation has ever seen.

Proven service - 723 Squadron helicopters achieve 10,000 flying hours

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Executive Officer 723 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston, RAN, left, with the unit's detachment flight during the 2019 NSW Bushfires at RAAF Base Williamtown. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Executive Officer 723 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston, RAN, left, with the unit's detachment flight during the 2019 NSW Bushfires at RAAF Base Williamtown.

The Royal Australian Navy EC-135 helicopters of 723 Squadron recently logged 10,000 flying hours during normal operations in support of the New South Wales bushfires.

Rhiannon’s flying support to bushfire operations

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson on the flight line at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, during the Australian Defence Force support to the firefighting efforts in New South Wales and Queensland. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson on the flight line at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, during the Australian Defence Force support to the firefighting efforts in New South Wales and Queensland.

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson has come a long way from her school days at Perth Modern School to support firefighting efforts during the catastrophic bushfires across New South Wales in November.