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Australia deploys army reservists, third navy ship to support firefighters

Australian navy ship HMAS Adelaide at sea with helicopter hovering over it

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian government said on Saturday that up to 3,000 army reservists would be deployed to help communities hit by spreading wildfires and a third navy ship had been readied to support evacuations from coastal towns. It is the first time there has been a compulsory call out of reserve brigades in Australia, underlining the scale of …

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4,000 trapped on beach told to enter water as raging fire approaches. Navy sent

Blood red skies. People trapped on a beach in Australia

PortandTerminal.com, December 31, 2019 Apocalyptic scenes from coastal Victoria in Australia where 4,000 people are trapped on a beach by advancing fires. Naval ships and helicopters heading to rescue. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – The bush fire crisis in Australia, with its apocalyptic images of blood-red skies and burning forests, has taken a turn for the worse if that is even possible. …

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Australia to join US military effort to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz

Photo of Australian Navy Frigate in front of Sydney Opera House

PortandTerminal.com, August 21, 2019 Australian forces will make a “modest, meaningful and time-limited” contribution to a United States-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz aimed at protecting freedom of navigation in the Gulf region. CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Australia has decided to join the United States-led mission to ensure freedom of navigation and safe passage through the Strait of Hormuz amid …

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