Topic: Clearance Diving Teams

Task Group certification shows cutting edge of mine warfare

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Minehunter Coastal vessel HMAS Yarra at anchor in the early morning light in Jervis Bay. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Minehunter Coastal vessel HMAS Yarra at anchor in the early morning light in Jervis Bay.

Three warships and more than 150 personnel have completed two weeks of realistic training at sea and ashore under the command and control of Navy’s Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group, as part of Exercise CUTTLEFISH 2020.

Adelaide team helps reopen world-class wetlands

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), SGT Jake Sims (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Leading Seaman Daniel Atkins looks out over Elizabeth Reef in search of unexploded ordnance on a MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide. (photo: Sergeant Jake Sims)

Leading Seaman Daniel Atkins looks out over Elizabeth Reef in search of unexploded ordnance on a MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers have helped to reopen access to Elizabeth Reef, one of the world's most significant and biologically diverse coral reefs situated within the Lord Howe Marine Park.

Resilience and commitment on display at ADF Diving School

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

Australian Defence Force Diving School trainees conducting a fitness session for the VIP day held at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Australian Defence Force Diving School trainees conducting a fitness session for the VIP day held at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

The Navy mission “To Fight and Win at Sea” was on prominent display during the recent Clearance Diver Aptitude Assessment at the Australian Defence Force Diving School at HMAS Penguin in Balmoral Sydney.

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.

New Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Officers ready to lead the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Graduating members of the Clearance Diving Officer Course 36 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. From left: Lieutenant Matthew Smith; Lieutenant Samantha McKay; and Lieutenant Joseph Woods. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Graduating members of the Clearance Diving Officer Course 36 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. From left: Lieutenant Matthew Smith; Lieutenant Samantha McKay; and Lieutenant Joseph Woods.

Three officers have graduated this month from the Navy’s most mentally and physically challenging specialist program, the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Officer course.

Maritime Advanced Force key to amphibious operations

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author and photographer)

Clearance Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One transit between locations to search for inert training mines during Mine Counter-Measure Operations as part of Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: Lieutenant Jessica Craig)

Clearance Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One transit between locations to search for inert training mines during Mine Counter-Measure Operations as part of Fleet Certification Period 2020.

A Maritime Advanced Force task unit has successfully demonstrated Navy’s ability to open and maintain sea lanes for amphibious operations during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

Teamwork key to helicopter recovery

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Courtney Jay (author), SGT Bill Solomou (photographer)

An Australian Army Heavy Recovery Vehicle is used to successfully recover a NSW RFS-contracted helicopter that ditched into the Ben Boyd Reservoir, near Eden, NSW. (photo: SGT Bill Solomou)

An Australian Army Heavy Recovery Vehicle is used to successfully recover a NSW RFS-contracted helicopter that ditched into the Ben Boyd Reservoir, near Eden, NSW.

On 12 January, Fire and Rescue New South Wales and members of the ADF successfully retrieved a helicopter that was forced to ditch into the Ben Boyd Reservoir, near the township of Eden, on 9 January.

Navy welcomes latest cohort of Clearance Divers

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Jonathon Mead, AM, RAN, centre, with senior Royal Australian Navy officers, front row, and graduates of the Basic Clearance Divers Course 87 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Jonathon Mead, AM, RAN, centre, with senior Royal Australian Navy officers, front row, and graduates of the Basic Clearance Divers Course 87 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Seven sailors have graduated from Clearance Diving Course 87 at the Australian Defence Force Diving School at HMAS Penguin, one of the toughest courses Navy has to offer.

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.