Topic: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR)
HMAS Adelaide has left its home port in Sydney to conduct First of Class Flight Trials for the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ helicopters off the coast of Queensland.
The Fiji National Disaster Management Office hosted Australian Defence Force Joint Task Force 637.3 personnel on 20 November at a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief tabletop exercise in Suva, Fiji.
During the month of October, the Port of Brisbane was centre stage for the exchange of Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief equipment, including excavator trucks, shipping containers, an LCM8 Landing Craft, LARCs and Army personnel, between HMA Ships Choules and Adelaide.
Seaworthy support vessels are essential for natural disaster relief in Pacific nations like Vanuatu, and Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Troy Pederson was integral in getting the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) Maritime Wing vessels operating at their best in case the worst occurs.
Three new specialist Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit teams have been declared mission-ready following an intense assessment exercise in Queensland.
While in Singapore for the International Maritime Defence Exhibition, members of the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19) Joint Task Force shared humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) knowledge.
Australian Defence Force personnel have undertaken humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training with the Sri Lankan Navy in Puttalam, Sri Lanka.
As Exercise Kakadu reached a conclusion at sea, a land based challenge was taking place ashore.
The RAN’s Amphibious landing ship HMAS Choules and Coastal Mine Hunters HMAS Gascoyne and Yarra have joined a French-led multinational force to participate in valuable disaster response training designed to increase Australia’s ability to operate alongside regional nations.
Officers and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra have joined forces with other Australian Defence Force personnel and the local community for the massive clean-up operation following Cyclone Marcus, which struck Darwin on 17th March.