Published on October 13, 2013 by LEUT David Osborne (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)
Family and friends gather at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome home their loved ones embarked on HMAS Newcastle, following a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.
The crew of the Adelaide class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS
Newcastle has returned home to Sydney today, after a six-month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. Hundreds of loved ones were waiting for them on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island.
HMAS Albany rendezvous with Police Patrol Vessel Beagle Gulf to hand over the disabled sailing vessel Su Ying for further towing to Darwin.
Three Australian occupants of a disabled sailing vessel, 105 nautical miles north west of Darwin are back on terra firma this week thanks to assistance by Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS
Published on October 22, 2013 by USN and CPOCD Michael Barnes LTJG John Burkhart (author), CMDR Doug Griffiths (photographer)
LEUT Wall and ABCD Wheeldon.
Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers from Team Four were recently put through their paces during a complex Mission Readiness Evaluation (MRE), to prepare them for operational deployment.
HMAS Melbourne's boarding party intercepts a suspected pirate boat.
Melbourne has apprehended nine suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia during a maritime security patrol in the region.
Published on October 14, 2013 by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
First lines are passed as HMAS Huon prepares to berth alongside HMAS Waterhen, returning home after four months deployed assisting Operation RESOLUTE in Australia's north.
In September, just in time to participate in the International Fleet Review, HMAS
Huon returned from four months on deployment, including a 12-week stint on Operation RESOLUTE.
File image: (L-R) PO Max Rivu, CPL Joshua Irvine, LS Medic Crosdale, ABCD Jesse McMichael, PO Daniel Koim and SMNCD Brent McGregor with a collection of WWII Japanese 75mm projectiles found in a cave during Operation RENDER SAFE 2011, in Rabaul, PNG.
Operation RENDER SAFE 2013 is on track to begin next month. The mission is a standing Australian Defence Force operation to help remove the explosive remnants of war from the South Pacific.
CO HMAS Melbourne, CMDR Brian Schlegel during a Replenishment at Sea with Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria in the Middle East Area of Operations.
Despite the national excitement surrounding the Fleet Entry and the International Fleet Review, it was a case of duty first for HMAS
Melbourne and her dedicated ship’s company.
SBLT Ivanka Zeko deploys via fast rope after LSET Matt Harper, from the embarked S-70B Seahawk, Dominator, onto the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne, while on patrol in the Middle East Area of Operations.
Melbourne is well prepared for the job ahead after practising a fast rope insertion into the ship from an aircraft.
(L-R) LEUT Thomas Craig, ABCSO Samuel Ryan, LSCIS Daniel Lewis from HMAS Melbourne and their respective brothers, LSET Chris Lewis, LSBM Shaun Ryan and LEUT Tim Craig, on HMAS Melbourne while in transit to the Middle East Area of Operations.
The prospect of handing over and heading home after a long deployment is reason enough to smile, but for three members of HMAS
Newcastle there was an added incentive.
HMAS Melbourne during a Replenishment at Sea with Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria in the Middle East Area of Operations.
Melbourne conducted her first Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria, taking on 300,000 litres of fuel in less than 60 minutes.