Topic: Australian Clearance Diving Team FOUR

Divers rewarded for a year of excellence

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

L-R: Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Group, Commander Ryan Post, RAN; Commander Mine Warfare Hydrographic and Patrol Force, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN; and Commanding Officer Australian Clearance Diving Team Four (AUSCDT4) Lieutenant Commander Fletcher Wall and personnel from AUSCDT4 with the Rushcutter Shield at AUSCDT4 in Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

L-R: Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Group, Commander Ryan Post, RAN; Commander Mine Warfare Hydrographic and Patrol Force, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN; and Commanding Officer Australian Clearance Diving Team Four (AUSCDT4) Lieutenant Commander Fletcher Wall and personnel from AUSCDT4 with the Rushcutter Shield at AUSCDT4 in Fleet Base West, WA.

Australian Clearance Diving Team Four has been formally recognised for an outstanding 2019 with the award of the Rushcutter’s Shield in a presentation ceremony at Fleet Base West.

DUGONG tests shallow water mine countermeasures

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Defence personnel from Australia, United States and New Zealand take part in a live underwater demolition exercise at Bindoon Military Training Area in Western Australia as part of Exercise DUGONG 19. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Defence personnel from Australia, United States and New Zealand take part in a live underwater demolition exercise at Bindoon Military Training Area in Western Australia as part of Exercise DUGONG 19.

RAN’s premier international mine countermeasure exercise recently concluded at Fleet Base West, WA. Exercise DUGONG plays a major role in enhancing interoperability between participating nations in all facets of maritime mine warfare.

Joint dive school turns out new Clearance Diver graduates

Published on by LEUT Brendan Taylor (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Basic Clearance Diver Course 086 graduates, from left, Able Seaman Sebastian Hamlyn-Goldsmith; Able Seaman Jasper Ward; Seaman Ra Hunter; Able Seaman Tristan Smith; Able Seaman Brad Trower; Seaman Jake Hampshire; Able Seaman Bradley Telford; Seaman Jared Sibosado; Seaman Danial Smith; and Able Seaman Patrick Hall. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Basic Clearance Diver Course 086 graduates, from left, Able Seaman Sebastian Hamlyn-Goldsmith; Able Seaman Jasper Ward; Seaman Ra Hunter; Able Seaman Tristan Smith; Able Seaman Brad Trower; Seaman Jake Hampshire; Able Seaman Bradley Telford; Seaman Jared Sibosado; Seaman Danial Smith; and Able Seaman Patrick Hall.

On Friday 25 October, Basic Clearance Diving Course 86 graduated at the Australian Defence Force Diving School, after an intensive 12 months of training at HMAS Cerberus, HMAS Penguin, Pittwater Training area, Marrangaroo Training area, Singleton Range and the Shoalwater Bay Training area.

Australian Navy dives into training with Sri Lankan counterparts

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

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers and their Sri Lankan counterparts pose for a group photograph after a day of Explosive Ordnance Disposal training as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 in Trincomolee, Sri Lanka. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers and their Sri Lankan counterparts pose for a group photograph after a day of Explosive Ordnance Disposal training as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 in Trincomolee, Sri Lanka.

A team of Navy clearance divers embarked in HMAS Success for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 has taken the opportunity to strengthen ties with their Sri Lankan Navy counterparts through a joint training initiative.

Navy Clearance Divers dive iconic memorial

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by FLTLT Stephanie Anderson (author), SGT Amanda Campbell (photographer), AB Benjamin Johnson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Clearance Diver Benjamin Johnson, prepares to dive on the USS Arizona Memorial site in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during RIMPAC 2018. (photo: AB Benjamin Johnson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Clearance Diver Benjamin Johnson, prepares to dive on the USS Arizona Memorial site in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during RIMPAC 2018.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers have been afforded the opportunity to see the USS Arizona from a perspective few people in the world would get to experience.

Divers lend submarine a hand

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West.

Navy teamwork was on show recently as members of Clearance Diving Team Four came to the aid of their submariner colleagues to carry out a vital piece of maintenance on HMAS Farncomb.

Work experience for future Navy women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABMT Glenn Oliveiro (photographer), LSML-SC Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Students from the Defence Work Experience Program's Women in Navy Leadership Camp visit the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSML-SC Ernesto Sanchez)

Students from the Defence Work Experience Program's Women in Navy Leadership Camp visit the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four at HMAS Stirling.

Women in Navy Leadership was the focus of a three-day camp at HMAS Stirling as part of the Defence Work Experience Program.

Indian warships arrive for bilateral maritime exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

(L-R) Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR and Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, on the wharf alongside Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

(L-R) Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR and Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, on the wharf alongside Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle.

Three Indian warships sailed into Fremantle to participate in a week-long naval exercise off the Western Australian coast.

Rivalry builds relationships

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

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling.

Seven different sports were on the menu during a friendly competition between the Royal New Zealand Navy, Australian Navy and the Spanish Armada as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER in Western Australia.

Diving into partnership provides an edge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Clearance Divers and support staff from both Australian Clearance Diving Team Four and the United States Explosives Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five outside the Team's building. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Clearance Divers and support staff from both Australian Clearance Diving Team Four and the United States Explosives Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five outside the Team's building.

A United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit journeyed to Perth in Western Australia recently to train with Australian Clearance Divers, building relationships and exchanging ideas.