Topic: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR)
HMAS Tobruk has delivered aid to remote islands in the Philippines as part of her involvement in Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.
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.
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.
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.
Crossing the equator aboard an Australian warship is how one former St Patrick’s College - Shornecliffe student spent his 18th birthday.
As HMAS Tobruk steamed into Ormoc on the morning of November 26, a light mist hid much of the city’s devastation.