Topic: Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX)

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. 

Gascoyne leads the way in Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LEUT Liam Northend (photographer)

The Mine Disposal Vehicle is launched from HMAS Gascoyne during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea. (photo: Lieutenant Liam Northend)

The Mine Disposal Vehicle is launched from HMAS Gascoyne during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea.

HMAS Gascoyne, part of a Minehunter Task Group, has spent a busy two weeks far from her usual stomping ground, having travelled over 5000 nautical miles to participate in a Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise in the Republic of Korea.

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.

Minehunters proudly display their skills in Korea

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

Commander Task Group 635.3 Commander Brett Dawe is joined by Commanding Officer HMAS Diamantina Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt, and Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne Lieutenant Commander  Sean Aitken, along with Captain Soon Lee and Republic of Korea Navy personnel following a cultural gift exchange. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Commander Task Group 635.3 Commander Brett Dawe is joined by Commanding Officer HMAS Diamantina Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt, and Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne Lieutenant Commander Sean Aitken, along with Captain Soon Lee and Republic of Korea Navy personnel following a cultural gift exchange.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Diamantina, Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt has hosted a welcoming event for Captain Soon Lee, the Commander of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Minesweeper Flotilla 5 and his staff in Busan, Korea.

Multinational Mine Warfare force clears the sea

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

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne prepare for departure from Busan Naval Base in the Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne prepare for departure from Busan Naval Base in the Republic of Korea.

Joining units from the Republic of Korea Navy and the United States Navy, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne have sailed to participate in the 2019 Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) being conducted in the waters off South Korea.

Navy Task Group staff achieve a first in Korea

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

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.

Minehunters overcome rough seas and long distance to join Republic of Korea exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Alexandra Rayner (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.

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.

Searching the depths

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author and photographer)

Petty Officer CSSMW Nathan Caddis and LS CSO Steven Reid members of the Mine warfare Geospatial Deployable Systems Team (MGDST) onboard HMNZS Canterbury study sonar readings to determine safe passage for vessels as part of the New Zealand led Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise 2014.  (photo: SBLT Kathrine Mulheron)

Petty Officer CSSMW Nathan Caddis and LS CSO Steven Reid members of the Mine warfare Geospatial Deployable Systems Team (MGDST) onboard HMNZS Canterbury study sonar readings to determine safe passage for vessels as part of the New Zealand led Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise 2014.

Sailors from the Minewarfare Geospatial Deployable Systems Team (MGDST), currently in New Zealand supporting the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise 2014 (MCMEX14), are enjoying the chance to show their skills and learn from others in their specialised field.