Topic: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR)

Australian crew strengthens regional partnerships during Indonesian exercise

Published on by Ardent One (author), LSCIS Ellise Holl (photographer), ABCIS Kristi Burgess (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.  (photo: LSCIS Ellise Holl, ABCIS Kristi Burgess)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.

Ardent One, embarked in HMAS Launceston, participated in the Multilateral Naval Exercise KOMODO from 29 March to 3 April 2014.

Three services hone amphibious capabilities in major joint exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jason Hextell shows Craftsman, Private Tristan Creasy (right) and Craftsman, Private Dylan Rowe (centre) the procedure for securing the rotor blades of the MRH-90 helicopter embarked on HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jason Hextell shows Craftsman, Private Tristan Creasy (right) and Craftsman, Private Dylan Rowe (centre) the procedure for securing the rotor blades of the MRH-90 helicopter embarked on HMAS Choules.

The first major joint amphibious exercise for the year, Exercise SEA DAWN, is now underway in North Queensland.

Tobruk returns from humanitarian mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Ben Walters is greeted by his children Millie and Owen on the wharf at Garden Island. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Ben Walters is greeted by his children Millie and Owen on the wharf at Garden Island.

The crew of HMAS Tobruk has returned home just in time for Christmas after helping the people of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Tobruk brings sailors, soldiers and equipment home

Published on by MAJ Chris Linden (photographer)

A backhoe from 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment is loaded for return to Australia on HMAS Tobruk after completing recovery tasks in the Philippines. (photo: MAJ Chris Linden)

A backhoe from 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment is loaded for return to Australia on HMAS Tobruk after completing recovery tasks in the Philippines.

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Tobruk has returned to Townsville to disembark 35 Army personnel and unload equipment following Australian Defence Force Humanitarian Disaster Relief (HADR) operations in the Philippines.

HMAS Tobruk delivers aid to remote Philippines islands

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

A working party from HMAS Tobruk, unloads disaster relief stores from an Australian Army LCM8 landing craft onto the Santa Fe wharf, Bantayan Islands during Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A working party from HMAS Tobruk, unloads disaster relief stores from an Australian Army LCM8 landing craft onto the Santa Fe wharf, Bantayan Islands during Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.

HMAS Tobruk has delivered aid to remote islands in the Philippines as part of her involvement in Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. 

Filipino-born sailor returns home to help with clean-up

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Erik Catada assists the people of the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Erik Catada assists the people of the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.

A Filipino-born sailor has returned to the Philippines aboard HMAS Tobruk to assist with the Australian Defence Force’s Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST clean-up effort at Ormoc, Leyte.

Tobruk sailors rolling up their sleeves in the Philippines

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Officers and sailors from HMAS Tobruk help clean up a local Ormoc school as part of the Australian Disaster relief effort for Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Officers and sailors from HMAS Tobruk help clean up a local Ormoc school as part of the Australian Disaster relief effort for Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.

As the recovery operation continues, the crew of HMAS Tobruk eagerly put their hands up for a number of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) tasks around Ormoc over the weekend of 30 November-1 December.

Senior support to major aid operation

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Kasey Senior on the vehicle deck of HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Kasey Senior on the vehicle deck of HMAS Tobruk.

Cebu in Philippines is a long way from Shepparton, but a former Wanganui Park Secondary College student is now on her way home from the Island nation, having supported international aid efforts.

Midshipman celebrates his 18th birthday at sea

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SGT Emma Franklin (photographer)

Midshipman Lachlan Marsh, who celebrated his 18th birthday in HMAS Tobruk, on the bridge wing of the ship as it crossed the equator on 23 November 2013. (photo: SGT Emma Franklin)

Midshipman Lachlan Marsh, who celebrated his 18th birthday in HMAS Tobruk, on the bridge wing of the ship as it crossed the equator on 23 November 2013.

Crossing the equator aboard an Australian warship is how one former St Patrick’s College - Shornecliffe student spent his 18th birthday.

Tobruk's arrival at Ormoc

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Jake Sims (photographer)

A landing craft departs HMAS Tobruk loaded with Australian Army Engineer equipment for the Recovery Support Force during Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

A landing craft departs HMAS Tobruk loaded with Australian Army Engineer equipment for the Recovery Support Force during Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.

As HMAS Tobruk steamed into Ormoc on the morning of November 26, a light mist hid much of the city’s devastation.