Topic: North East Asia Deployment

Minehunters heading north from successful visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer), LCDR Sean Aitken (photographer)

The Republic of Korea Navy Band strikes up ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as the RAN Minehunters depart Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The Republic of Korea Navy Band strikes up ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as the RAN Minehunters depart Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea.

A Royal Australian Navy Minehunter Task Group, consisting of HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne, has departed the Republic of Korea bound for a second Mine Warfare Exercise and professional engagement with Japan, as part of a North East Asian Deployment. 

Technology and skill contribute to minehunter operations in Korea

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations.

Following a passage of more than 5600 nautical miles from their homeport in Sydney, a Royal Australian Navy Task Group consisting of minehunters, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne are taking part in the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX 19) off the coast of the Republic of Korea.

Minehunters bring in the big catch

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina bring the recovery line to the sweep deck. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina bring the recovery line to the sweep deck.

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne taking part in the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise off the coast of the Republic of Korea have been successful in the important tasks of location, verification and removal of underwater mines.

Navy Task Group staff achieve a first in Korea

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LCDR Daniel Lister and WOCSMMW Alan Hart from the Combined Task Group embarked on ROKS Nampo. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

LCDR Daniel Lister and WOCSMMW Alan Hart from the Combined Task Group embarked on ROKS Nampo.

One of the many milestones achieved during the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise off the coast of the Republic of Korea has been the integration of Australian Navy Task Group Command Staff onboard a ROK warship.

Positive small ship experience enhances sailor’s first North East Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operator Arthur Rossiter prepares to support boat recovery operations onboard HMAS Diamantina during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operator Arthur Rossiter prepares to support boat recovery operations onboard HMAS Diamantina during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea.

Being away from family and friends at home can at times be a challenge for Royal Australian Navy personnel currently deployed on Navy’s East Asia Deployment.

A great career from gap year to Korea for Navy Chef

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina.

Growing up in Silvan, Victoria, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone never envisaged a career at sea, but after a positive experience with the Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Scheme the way ahead was clear.

A worthy voyage completed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment.

HMAS Huon has returned home to Australia after more than four months deployed in North East Asian waters following the longest voyage undertaken by a Royal Australian Navy mine warfare vessel.

Enjoying a gap year with overseas travel included

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Gap Year Seaman Bailey Henderson manning ship during HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from Kure Japan. (photo: Unknown)

Gap Year Seaman Bailey Henderson manning ship during HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from Kure Japan.

Compared with others of his generation taking a break after school, Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Sailor, Seaman Bailey Henderson has managed to better them all with his recent overseas trip being ‘all expenses paid’.

Mine Hunter returns from north Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.  (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne has returned to Australia after completing the longest voyage undertaken by a vessel of its class.

Minehunters achieve more firsts for RAN

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

HMAS Huon (82) alongside JMSDF Bungo during Exercise HYUGA NADA 18 off the coast of Southern Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

HMAS Huon (82) alongside JMSDF Bungo during Exercise HYUGA NADA 18 off the coast of Southern Japan.

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have notched up a number of achievements during the ships north east Asian deployment.