HMAS Adelaide departs Fleet Base East at Garden Island, Sydney. Defence is pre-positioning HMAS Adelaide to Brisbane to provide additional HADR support if requested by the Government of Tonga.
Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide departed Fleet Base East in Sydney on Monday, 17 January 2022. Defence is pre-positioning HMAS Adelaide to Brisbane to provide additional Humanitarian Assistanceand Disaster Relief (HADR) support if requested by the by the Government of Tonga.
A Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon Aircraft has already been deployed to conduct an assessment of damage to critical infrastructure such as roads, ports and power lines, which will determine the next phase of the response effort.
More to follow.