Topic: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR)

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.