Surveying Dampier Strait With Determination

September 18, 2019 – As part of the Royal Australian Navy’s ongoing commitment to its historically strong partnership with its regional neighbor Papua New Guinea, a number of Hydrographic Surveying vessels have been deployed to improve charting accuracy in the region. Hydrographic vessels, namely Her Majesty’s Australian Ships Melville, Benalla and Shepparton, have been working collaboratively and ‘with determination’, to conduct in-shore and sea-lane passage sounding to improve charting in the area for the benefit local stakeholders. The survey area of operations is situated within the Dampier Strait and Bismarck…

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