Australia: Clearance divers put to the test

The robot’s video feed showed an innocuous-looking cardboard box, but from intelligence gathered, Chief Petty Officer Thomas Buchanan knew it was time to put on a bomb suit. Earlier that day, the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group headquarters Read More …

Australia: Nations combine on mine warfare activity

The Royal Australian Navy has laid sea mines for the first time in nearly 50 years during Exercise Dugong. The mine warfare and clearance diving activity, from March 4-22, was designed to test a combined force from Australia, New Zealand Read More …

Australia: ’80s bomb cleared from popular dive-site

An unexploded bomb that lay dormant at a popular Australian dive-site for more than 40 years has been discovered by a recreational diver – and removed in what proved to be a tricky operation for Royal Australian Navy clearance divers. Read More …