Peter Briggs AO leads successful search for missing submarine AE1

BSAR Field Organiser and Retired Rear Admiral Peter Briggs lead the Find AE1 team that found submarine HMAS AE1 103 years after it disappeared during World War 1.

The fate of HMAS AE1 had been one of the navy’s most enduring puzzles, sparking 13 different retrieval attempts since 1914.

The 800-tonne vessel was discovered under 300 metres of water near Duke of York Island in Papua New Guinea.

Casing of HMAS AE1 submarine wreck
Casing of HMAS AE1 in waters off the Duke of York Island group in Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Fugro Survey/AAP

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BSAR receives Divisional Commendation from Victoria Police Eastern Region

Peter Campbell and Duncan Brookes accepted a Divisional Commendation for BSAR from Victoria Police Eastern Region on 29 November 2017.

The commendation was presented by Divisional Commander Paul Hargreaves.

For outstanding service, collaboration, commitment and tenacity in support of Victoria Police and the community, during a number of Victoria’s highest profile, challenging and confronting search and rescue response in Eastern Region.

Victoria Police Eastern Region Divisional Commendation for BSAR
Victoria Police Eastern Region Divisional Commendation for BSAR, November 2017

Search for missing person near Mount Stirling

2017-11-30 BSAR searching Mt Stirling

Call-outTue 28 Nov 16:55.   Search call-out for BSAR issued for missing person near Mt Stirling.

Wed 29 Nov – Thu 30 Nov.  Eight BSAR members participated in search.  Missing person not found.

Sat 2 Dec 15:47.   Second call-out for BSAR issued.  Twelve BSAR members confirmed to attend, departing Monday morning.

Sun 3 Dec 17:15.   Second call-out cancelled. Searchers located the missing person deceased on Lower Link Trail about 10.45am.

2017-11-29 BSAR searching Mt Stirling

2017-11-30 BSAR searching Mt Stirling

 

2017-11-30 BSAR searching Mt Stirling