Topic: HMAS Gascoyne (M85)
HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have notched up a number of achievements during the ships north east Asian deployment.
RAN Minehunters HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have been commended by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Captain Yasushi Noguchi for their excellent result in successfully finding all underwater mines in a designated exercise area in minimal time.
At the largest gathering of mine warfare dedicated vessels seen in Japanese waters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have joined with 22 ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Navy (USN) to participate in the first joint mine warfare exercise in the region, Exercise HYUGA NADA 18.
In the time-honoured tradition of visiting warships paying respect to local dignitaries and officials, Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek has conducted official calls in the port of Kure, Japan.
After the longest transit ever completed by Australian Minehunters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have contributed to Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.
The crew from RAN Minehunter HMAS Gascoyne have demonstrated endurance and fitness joining with a team from host ship JMSDF Yugeshima to climb Mount Noro in Kure Prefecture Japan.
The RAN’s Amphibious landing ship HMAS Choules and Coastal Mine Hunters HMAS Gascoyne and Yarra have joined a French-led multinational force to participate in valuable disaster response training designed to increase Australia’s ability to operate alongside regional nations.
Lodged at HMAS Penguin in Sydney, Navy’s Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit has many roles providing healthcare for Australian Defence Force divers and training underwater medics.
With a potent mix of sophisticated sensors and human ingenuity, HMAS Anzac has ‘protected’ a maritime advance force consisting of hydrographic ships, coastal mine hunters and clearance divers at Freshwater Beach in Central Queensland as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.
Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June. HMA Ships Canberra, Choules, Anzac, Toowoomba, Ballarat, Darwin, Melbourne, Success, Diamantina, Huon, Gascoyne and Melville will all take part.