Published on September 18, 2013 by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)
Patrol Boat Crew ARDENT Three's boarding team conducts a fisheries boarding on a vessel of interest in Northern Australian waters.
Illegal fishing has been the focus of the combined Australian Defence Force and Indonesian armed forces operation AUSINDO CORPAT, conducted in the waters that separate the two countries.
A merchant sailor jumps from the sinking merchant ship Tycoon while a Royal Australian Navy RHIB crew manoeuvres to retrieve him from the water. Image republished with permission of Australian Federal Police.
An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report has found that two Navy crews displayed ‘professionalism and skill’ while saving merchant sailors from the sea at Christmas Island in 2012.
September 12, 2013 by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABCIS Meaghan Paton (photographer)
HMAS Huon's (MHC Crew II, LCDR Jace Hutchison) dive boat circles while buffer, POMW Bob Geldof and LSMT Jamie Pottie investigate the condition of the rescue craft from merchant vessel Far Grip.
A joint effort by the Headquarters Northern Command and Navy mine hunter HMAS
Huon has lead to the recovery of a merchant vessel's high speed rescue craft, which was adrift in the Timor Sea for more than six days.
Published on September 10, 2013 by SBLT Sarah McDonagh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
A friendly wave as families and friends of HMAS Sydney's crew wait as HMAS Sydney passes HMAS Tobruk on the way to the berth at her home base at Fleet Base East.
Following a successful deployment to North East Asia, HMAS
Sydney (IV) has returned home to a warm welcome from family and friends on the wharf at Fleet Base East.
HMAS Newcastle's Commanding Officer CMDR Paul O'Grady waves farewell and good luck to HMAS Melbourne as the two ships pass each other, with Newcastle returning home and Melbourne on her way to the Middle East area of Operations.
Newcastle has handed over security operations for Operation SLIPPER in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Middle East to HMAS Melbourne.
Personnel from HMAS Newcastle took time off to explore the ruins of Petra during a recent visit to Jordan.
At the end of their third Middle Eastern patrol, the crew of HMAS
Newcastle visited the Jordanian port of Aqaba for a five-day respite visit.
Commander Joint Task Force 633 Major General Craig Orme talks to the crew of HMAS Newcastle during a recent port visit to Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.
Newcastle conducted her last port visit in the Middle East Area of Operations when she pulled into Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates on 17 September.
HMAS Melbourne departs Fremantle port mid-morning on Sunday 15 September, bound for the Middle East Area of Operations.
Melbourne readied for its departure from Fremantle Port on Sunday for the Middle East to participate in Operation SLIPPER.
September 22, 2013 by LEUT Thomas Craig (author), POEW Ben White (photographer), LSA Richard Close (photographer), LSA Corey Wright (photographer), ABCD Michael McGuinness (photographer)
A member of Newcastle's clearance diving team is winched back onboard Newcastle's S70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.
Newcastle has conducted an Airborne Mine Disposal training exercise while patrolling in the Gulf of Aden in support of Operation SLIPPER.
Published on September 21, 2013 by LEUT Peter Croce (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), CPL Chris Moore (photographer)
Commanding Officer Forces Entertainment LTCOL Ian Robinson with Navy personnel (L-R) LS Robert Flynn, AB Dayne Grindley, PO Raymond Dowler, AB Greg Turner, LEUT Brian O'Kane, LEUT Ben Vandermeer and LEUT Peter Croce.
Five Navy musicians are back in Australia after providing the back bone of support to the Forces Entertainment Tour of Afghanistan.