Topic: Clearance Diving Teams
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.