HMAS Ballarat Arrives Home With Rescued Solo Yachtsman

October 1, 2018 – HMAS Ballarat has returned to port after participating in a search and rescue mission for two solo round-the-world yachtsmen. Ballarat’s MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Seahawk helicopter recovered Irish national, Gregor McGuckin, from a French scientific research station on Amsterdam Island after he was transported there by French fishing vessel Osiris. The second sailor, Indian Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy, who suffered a back injury, is being picked up by Indian Navy frigate INS Satpura for return to India. Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, RAN, praised the quick…

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