Asia Pacific Submarine Conference 2016 (APSC) official group photograph at the Western Australian Maritime Museum (WAMM) in Fremantle. *** Local Caption *** Asia Pacific Submarine Conference 2016 (APSC) is the 16th iteration of the Conference and is held at the Western Australian Maritime Museum (WAMM), Fremantle, Western Australia 1921 September 2016.
APSC is a regional submarine engagement activity with a primary focus on cooperation in support of submarine escape and rescue that was established by the United States Navy, through Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), in 2001 in the wake of the 2000 Kursk disaster.
APSC is an UNCLAS annual forum and is hosted annually on a rotational basis by select submarine capable nations in the Asia-Pacific region with previous host nations including the United States, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Australia last hosted APSC in 2004 also in Fremantle, W.A.
APSC is chaired by Director General Submarines Commodore Peter Scott CSC, RAN. The conference will be formally opened by Head Navy Capability Rear Admiral Jonathon Mead AM, RAN.