Navy Clearance Diver support to Commonwealth Games

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Navy Clearance Diver support to Commonwealth Games (1.8 mins)

Navy Clearance Divers are assisting the Queensland Police Service (QPS) with security in the lead-up to and during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 4-15 April. Around 30 Navy personnel including divers, logistics and support staff, communication specialists, sailors and a small command element will be located on the Gold Coast for the duration of the Games. The Clearance Diving team will be providing sub-surface searches of key locations on the Gold Coast to ensure the extensive waterway system is secure for athletes and members of the public. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team will be on call to respond should QPS identify any suspicious items below the waterline requiring clearance and disposal. The Navy component is just one aspect of Australian Defence Force (ADF) support to the Games, which includes more than 1000 personnel from all three services. Army engineers and Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH90) 'Taipan' aircraft, RAAF F/A-18 Hornets and support staff will also be supporting QPS as they provide security for the largest sporting event in Queensland's history. The ADF's support to the Games is part of the Whole of Australian Government contribution to security, which also includes Australian Border Force and Australian Federal Police.

Publish Date 29 Mar 2018
Tags V20180133
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