Topic: 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

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

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.

HMAS Penguin hosts Ceremonial Sunset for community reception

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The National Anthem is played as attendees pay their marks of respect at the Sir David Martin community reception during the Ceremonial Sunset at HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The National Anthem is played as attendees pay their marks of respect at the Sir David Martin community reception during the Ceremonial Sunset at HMAS Penguin.

Members of the Mosman community were invited to HMAS Penguin last week to observe a Ceremonial Sunset, as part of the annual community engagement program.

Gate to Gate Fun Run success

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Participants sprint off as a part of the the annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate Fun Run. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Participants sprint off as a part of the the annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate Fun Run.

One hundred and three people took part in this years Gate to Gate Fun Run event at HMAS Penguin.

New medical simulation centre opened

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commodore Elizabeth Rushbrook, RAN (centre) with Commander Alison Thomas (left) and Commander Tammy Thomas (right) officially open the Medical Simulation Centre, HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commodore Elizabeth Rushbrook, RAN (centre) with Commander Alison Thomas (left) and Commander Tammy Thomas (right) officially open the Medical Simulation Centre, HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

A new medical simulation centre to benefit medical training for LHD conditions was recently opened at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School at HMAS Penguin by the Director General Health Capability and Director General Navy Health Service, Commodore Elizabeth Rushbrook.

40 years of service to Underwater Medicine

Published on by LCDR Joel Hissink (author)

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.

Students from the Underwater Medical Course at HMAS Penguin put through their paces

Published on by ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Lachlan Cox (left) and Able Seaman Medic David Cusak practice their clinical protocols on the Simulation Mannequin (SIMMAN) who has been programmed with symptoms for a crushed lung as part of their training. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Medic Lachlan Cox (left) and Able Seaman Medic David Cusak practice their clinical protocols on the Simulation Mannequin (SIMMAN) who has been programmed with symptoms for a crushed lung as part of their training.

Students from the Underwater Medical Course at HMAS Penguin are put through their paces using a simulation mannequin or SIMMAN to demonstrate competencies for clinical protocols.