Topic: Operations

HMAS Melbourne sails for SLIPPER

Published on by ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Alee Scarfone farewells her daughter Keira, aged 5, before departing on a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Alee Scarfone farewells her daughter Keira, aged 5, before departing on a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne.

Today, the Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS Melbourne set sail for a six-month operational deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.

Mail brings big smiles to Newcastle's crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

(L-R) AB Laura Johnson. LS Chantelle Hughes and LEUT Meghann Walker sorting mail which was received when the ship was at anchor in Djibouti Harbour. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

(L-R) AB Laura Johnson. LS Chantelle Hughes and LEUT Meghann Walker sorting mail which was received when the ship was at anchor in Djibouti Harbour.

Lollies, home-made biscuits, magazines and photographs of loved ones were just some of the things that made the crew of HMAS Newcastle smile, when the
ship received 460 kilograms of mail in July.

Explosive training on the ocean waves

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Brenton Walters wears the Explosive Ordinance Disposal 9 (EOD-9) suit during a training exercise. The exercise scenario required POCD Walters to disarm a bomb booby-trapped to a door onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Brenton Walters wears the Explosive Ordinance Disposal 9 (EOD-9) suit during a training exercise. The exercise scenario required POCD Walters to disarm a bomb booby-trapped to a door onboard HMAS Newcastle.

HMAS Newcastle’s specialist Clearance Divers have continued to practice their counter improvised explosive device techniques while at sea in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Career progression on operations: stokers look to the future

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Ollie Garside (photographer), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Mitchell Summers mans the Electrical Plant Control Console (EPCC) during a training exercise onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Mitchell Summers mans the Electrical Plant Control Console (EPCC) during a training exercise onboard HMAS Newcastle.

HMAS Newcastle’s Marine Engineering Department has raised the bar on professional development during the ship's operational deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations, with some impressive results.

Newcastle and Rainier dance again

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Ollie Garside and LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle approaches United States Naval Ship Rainier to conduct Replenishment at Sea evolutions in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO).   (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

HMAS Newcastle approaches United States Naval Ship Rainier to conduct Replenishment at Sea evolutions in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO).

HMAS Newcastle has conducted two Replenishment At Sea operations in two weeks with one of the world’s biggest combat supply vessels in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Old mate drops in for Tim Tams and Vegemite

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Lieutenant Mike Forsythe, Lieutenant Commander Duncan Macrae and Lieutenant Phillip Garrett in the operations room onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Lieutenant Mike Forsythe, Lieutenant Commander Duncan Macrae and Lieutenant Phillip Garrett in the operations room onboard HMAS Newcastle.

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. 

HMAS Newcastle completes Arabian Gulf patrol

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's Boarding Party visits a dhow while conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf.
 (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

HMAS Newcastle's Boarding Party visits a dhow while conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf.

The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Newcastle has completed a week-long maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf.

HMAS Newcastle boards the US Navy's 'ship in a box' in Bahrain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

USN Petty Officer Class Two Stephen Bird briefs members of HMAS Newcastle's Boarding Party during a training exercise at the US Navy's 'ship in a box' in Bahrain. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

USN Petty Officer Class Two Stephen Bird briefs members of HMAS Newcastle's Boarding Party during a training exercise at the US Navy's 'ship in a box' in Bahrain.

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.

Newcastle transits the Strait of Hormuz

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

Boatswains Mates keep watch on HMAS Newcastle's Gunnery Direction Platform (GDP) as the Australian warship transits the Strait of Hormuz. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

Boatswains Mates keep watch on HMAS Newcastle's Gunnery Direction Platform (GDP) as the Australian warship transits the Strait of Hormuz.

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.

HMAS Newcastle joins counter piracy taskforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding while conducting counter terrorism operations in the Red Sea. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding while conducting counter terrorism operations in the Red Sea.

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.