The Royal Australian Navy says operational changes are being made to ensure the SIEV 36 tragedy is not repeated.
The asylum seeker boat exploded near Ashmore Reef last year. Five asylum seekers were killed and dozens more were injured in the blast.
Crew from HMAS Albany provided treatment to 13 Afghan casualties in a makeshift burns unit on board their vessel.
The last of 51 commendations were today presented to Defence personnel who were involved in the rescue of asylum seekers.
Two patrol boat crews received a commendation, while Corporal Sharon Jagher received an individual gold commendation for her efforts on the day she described as the worst of her life.
A coronial inquiry found asylum seekers had lit petrol after being warned they would be returned to Indonesia.
But the inquiry also heard the incident could have been prevented if Defence personnel had properly searched the boat for petrol and matches and not agitated the asylum seekers by asking them to return to Indonesia.
Rear Admiral Tim Barrett says the coroner’s recommendations are being implemented despite claims to the contrary from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
“Most if not all of those actions are either complete or are very much underway to being complete,” he said.