Australian Navy’s HMAS Tobruk will return to Townsville this week after three weeks supporting Operation PACIFIC ASSIST in Vanuatu.
Tobruk provided life-saving humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support to isolated communities throughout the cyclone devastated archipelago in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam, delivering more than 25 tonnes of supplies, equipment and reconstruction teams by landing craft, helicopter and crane.
Tobruk’s return begins the drawdown of the Australian Defence Force’s activities in Vanuatu.
As part of the DFAT-led mission, the Australian Defence Force has helped deliver personnel and supplies on behalf of Non-Government Organisations, the United Nations and the United States Government.
HMAS Tobruk is returning with over 30 vehicles and a group of 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment personnel.
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