The Navy Clearance Diver Trust
(NCDT) is a perpetual not-for-profit trust fund that aims to provide
relief to current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy
(RAN) Clearance Diving Branch and their dependants, who become
deceased, damaged or permanently disabled in, or as a result of,
their service or training.
RAN Clearance Divers routinely
work in an inhospitable environment, undertaking varied tasks
including explosive ordnance disposal, counter terrorist duties
and high risk ship boarding’s. The risk to Clearance Divers
being killed, badly injured and/or made permanently medically
unfit to dive, in the course of their work is high. Sadly, like
others in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Clearance Divers
are not well compensated through workers’ compensation schemes,
or other industry based funds, and cannot access legal chains
to remedy this. The NCDT aims to address this.