Topic: 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

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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

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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

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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.

Newcastle’s date with Devastator

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(L-R) United States Navy's Mine Counter Measure Ship USS Devastator and Australian Warship HMAS Newcastle in the Arabian Gulf. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

(L-R) United States Navy's Mine Counter Measure Ship USS Devastator and Australian Warship HMAS Newcastle in the Arabian Gulf.

HMAS Newcastle has made a rendezvous with the United States Navy’s Mine Counter Measure Ship USS Devastator in the Southern Arabian Gulf.

Stokers fix mission critical equipment in the MEAO

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HMAS Newcastle sailors Able Seaman Phil Mercieca and Able Seaman Blake Wade hard at work on the ship's degaussing system. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

HMAS Newcastle sailors Able Seaman Phil Mercieca and Able Seaman Blake Wade hard at work on the ship's degaussing system.

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.

Wetherill Park man keeping watch over the health of Melbourne’s crew

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AB Frank Ojeda with fiance Lauren Briggs and son Nicholas, spending their last moments together prior to HMAS Melbourne's departure from FBE, Sydney, for a seven month deployment to the MEAO in support of Operation SLIPPER. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

AB Frank Ojeda with fiance Lauren Briggs and son Nicholas, spending their last moments together prior to HMAS Melbourne's departure from FBE, Sydney, for a seven month deployment to the MEAO in support of Operation SLIPPER.

Lauren Briggs had mixed feelings when she proudly bade her partner, Able Seaman Medic Frank Ojeda, farewell when he left the wharf at Fleet Base East (FBE) last week, as he and his shipmates began their journey to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) in HMAS Melbourne.

Happy Father's Day from the Middle East Area of Operations

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HMAS Newcastle conducts a maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf while assigned to the counter terrorism task force Combined Task Force 152. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

HMAS Newcastle conducts a maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf while assigned to the counter terrorism task force Combined Task Force 152.

The ship’s company of the Australian warship HMAS Newcastle have recorded a series of video messages to say Happy Fathers Day!

Middle East deployment gets Western Australian closer to home

Published on by ABIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Able Seaman Sean Byrne performs valve clearance checks on the number four ship's service diesel generator in Auxiliary Machinery Room number three on board HMAS Melbourne, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Sean Byrne performs valve clearance checks on the number four ship's service diesel generator in Auxiliary Machinery Room number three on board HMAS Melbourne, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Able Seaman Marine Technician Sean Byrne is preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations tomorrow, in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne. But not before ‘dropping in’ to see his Mum and Dad in Western Australia.