Topic: HMAS Gascoyne (M85)
Warships, submarines and aircraft from all over the country are converging on Bass Strait for the final week of Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare activities.
Royal Australian Navy Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving specialists from HMAS Gascoyne have safely disposed of suspected Second World War ordnance in Far North Queensland.
To ensure the crews of Navy ships are ready to respond to the dynamic and unpredictable environments in which they operate, they need to be well trained, well rehearsed, and well oiled.
Three Gap Year students embarked in Sydney-based minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne during a deployment to far North Queensland, were exposed to more than just routine seamanship while onboard.
Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program got a chance to take a closer look at what life is like onboard a Royal Australian Navy minehunter, when sixteen participants visited Sydney recently.
Navy’s ongoing campaign against family and domestic violence received a major boost recently with ships’ companies and teams across the nation doing their bit to raise money for White Ribbon.
HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from the port of Newcastle was met with a boom of excitement - four booms, in fact!
Royal Australian Navy Mine Hunter Coastal HMAS Gascoyne recently assisted the New South Wales (NSW) Police in rescuing stranded fishermen in Broken Bay, 50km north of Sydney.
The Royal New Zealand Navy led Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014 kicked off earlier this week with a memorable opening day.
On Sunday last week two of Navy's Mine Hunter - Coastal Ships, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon, set off to transit across the Tasman Sea to Auckland, New Zealand to participate in the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014.