Topic: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR)

Adelaide departs Sydney to maintain Navy preparedness

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy 816 Squadron's MH-60 Romeo helicopter 'Cobra 15' prepares to land onboard HMAS Adelaide as she departs Sydney for First of Class Flight Trials. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy 816 Squadron's MH-60 Romeo helicopter 'Cobra 15' prepares to land onboard HMAS Adelaide as she departs Sydney for First of Class Flight Trials.

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.

Disaster on the table during Fiji exercise

Published on by LEUT Max Logan (author)

ADF personnel attend the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief tabletop exercise during the Joint Task Group 637.3 visit to Suva, Fiji. (photo: )

ADF personnel attend the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief tabletop exercise during the Joint Task Group 637.3 visit to Suva, Fiji.

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.

HMAS Moreton facilitates HADR evolution in the Port of Brisbane

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

HMAS Choules coming alongside the Port of Brisbane in Queensland. (photo: )

HMAS Choules coming alongside the Port of Brisbane in Queensland.

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.

Aussie sailor does his best to prepare for the worst

Published on by CAPT Taylor Lynch (author), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

L-R: Vanuatu Police Force member Sergeant Wutwut Smith; Technical Advisor Vanuatu, Royal Australian Navy sailor Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Troy Pedersen; Vanuatu Police Force Constable Rachel Amkori; and Vanuatu Police Force Constable Johnny Hopkins in Port Vila during Exercise VANUATU ALLIANCE 2019. (photo: LSIS Kieren Whiteley)

L-R: Vanuatu Police Force member Sergeant Wutwut Smith; Technical Advisor Vanuatu, Royal Australian Navy sailor Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Troy Pedersen; Vanuatu Police Force Constable Rachel Amkori; and Vanuatu Police Force Constable Johnny Hopkins in Port Vila during Exercise VANUATU ALLIANCE 2019.

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.

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit field-ready

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Matthew Nichols (photographer)

Members of Deployable Geospatial Survey Team 3 depart HMAS Cairns with their fly-away survey kit mounted on a general purpose inflatable boat to commence survey operations in Trinity Inlet. (photo: LEUT Matthew Nichols)

Members of Deployable Geospatial Survey Team 3 depart HMAS Cairns with their fly-away survey kit mounted on a general purpose inflatable boat to commence survey operations in Trinity Inlet.

Three new specialist Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit teams have been declared mission-ready following an intense assessment exercise in Queensland.

Sharing knowledge with Singapore

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), SGT Ben Dempster (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Medical Officer, Commander Scott Squires addresses representatives from the Singaporean Armed Forces and Singaporean Emergency Services during Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief discussions on board HMAS Canberra for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.  (photo: SGT Ben Dempster)

Royal Australian Navy Medical Officer, Commander Scott Squires addresses representatives from the Singaporean Armed Forces and Singaporean Emergency Services during Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief discussions on board HMAS Canberra for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

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.

Navy sees vital capability in ‘flooded’ village

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

The Rapid Response Rescue and Relief Unit demonstrates a landslide rescue simulation during the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Exchange Program during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

The Rapid Response Rescue and Relief Unit demonstrates a landslide rescue simulation during the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Exchange Program during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Australian Defence Force personnel have undertaken humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training with the Sri Lankan Navy in Puttalam, Sri Lanka.

Ex Kakadu takes innovative approach to planning

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Personnel from the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Vietnam, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Brunei take part in a three day activity focused on how to plan a wide range of operations from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to maritime conflict as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Personnel from the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Vietnam, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Brunei take part in a three day activity focused on how to plan a wide range of operations from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to maritime conflict as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018.

As Exercise Kakadu reached a conclusion at sea, a land based challenge was taking place ashore.

Navy joins France under Southern Cross

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018.

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.

 

Navy joins ADF and Darwin community for Cyclone Marcus clean-up

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), USMC Cpl Andrew Piehler (photographer)

Navy personnel assist Darwin locals with the clean-up following Cyclone Marcus. (photo: Cpl Andrew Piehler, USMC)

Navy personnel assist Darwin locals with the clean-up following Cyclone Marcus.

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.