Lieutenant Commander Duncan Macrae has been away from home for a long time. Recently, he experienced somewhat of a homecoming when he visited HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East Area of Operations.
The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Newcastle has completed a week-long maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf.
HMAS Newcastle has conducted mission-focused Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training with the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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.