The Australian warship HMAS Newcastle has transited through the Strait of Hormuz near the end of her second month-long maritime security patrol since arriving in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) in May.
The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Newcastle has recently completed two successful weeks of counter terrorism operations in the Red Sea with the multi-national Combined Task Force 150.
HMAS Newcastle has made a rendezvous with the United States Navy’s Mine Counter Measure Ship USS Devastator in the Southern Arabian Gulf.
The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Choules has arrived at Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, to support Department of Immigration and Citizenship activities as part of Operation LANDSCAPE.
Two Marine Technicians onboard HMAS Newcastle have repaired a mission-critical piece of equipment to allow the Australian warship to continue her operational tasking in the Middle East Area of Operations.
HMAS Newcastle’s S-70B-2 Seahawk Helicopter has lit up the evening sky in the Middle East Area of Operations, while firing its complement of missile counter-measure flares above the Red Sea.
HMAS Newcastle has continued the multi-national fight against terrorism in the Middle East Area of Operations with a focused operation targeting weapons and drug smugglers operating in the Red Sea.
HMAS Newcastle’s Ship’s Dive Team has earned a ‘Bravo Zulu’ from the Commander Joint Task Force 633 (CJTF633) while in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO), for conducting a complex underwater evolution to remove an obstruction from the Ship’s main propeller shaft.
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ship HMAS Newcastle is participating in a focused operation in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea as part of the international campaign against terrorism.
Between 19 June and 5 July 2013, Australian Clearance Divers from the MCD Group, a part of an International Joint task Group headed up by the New Zealand Navy, were on the ground and in the waters around New Georgia to carry out Explosive Ordnance Disposal.