Topic: Operations

HMAS Newcastle participates in Counter Terrorism Operation

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSEW Melissa Girling (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team conducts an approach and assist visit with a dhow in the Middle East Area of Operations.


 (photo: LSEW Melissa Girling)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team conducts an approach and assist visit with a dhow in the Middle East Area of Operations.

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ship HMAS Newcastle is participating in a focused operation in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea as part of the international campaign against terrorism.

HMAS Newcastle Replenishes at Sea in the Gulf of Aden

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

A heavy pallet of food stores being transfered via heavy jackstay from USNS Patuxent to HMAS Newcastle. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

A heavy pallet of food stores being transfered via heavy jackstay from USNS Patuxent to HMAS Newcastle.

HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company has battled through 35°C heat and 97% humidity to complete multiple replenishment operations with the United States Naval Service ship USNS Patuxent in the Gulf of Aden, in the Middle East Area of Operations.

HMAS Newcastle in search for missing fishermen in the Indian Ocean

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSEW Melissa Girling (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team inspecting the damage onboard the Chung Ying. (photo: LSEW Melissa Girling)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team inspecting the damage onboard the Chung Ying.

HMAS Newcastle has combined with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) warship Mianyang to search for survivors of a damaged fishing trawler in Middle Eastern waters.

Newcastle stops in Dar es Salaam

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Trent Bancroft (author), LSEW Georgina Herdmun (photographer)

Warrant Officer Phil Smit (Ship's Warrant Officer) pays his respects at the World War I and II memorial at the Dar es Salaam Commonwealth War Cemetery. (photo: LSEW Georgina Herdmun)

Warrant Officer Phil Smit (Ship's Warrant Officer) pays his respects at the World War I and II memorial at the Dar es Salaam Commonwealth War Cemetery.

HMAS Newcastle visited the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam from 16-20 June 2013 after a busy patrol period in the Somali Basin.

A day with Somme

Published on by LEUT Suresh Kumar (author), POEW Ben White (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jerrad Coomber and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew McKechnie-Cooke heaving in on the hose line with other members of ship's company backing them up. (photo: POEW Ben White)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jerrad Coomber and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew McKechnie-Cooke heaving in on the hose line with other members of ship's company backing them up.

Since her arrival in May, HMAS Newcastle (CMDR Paul O’Grady, CSM) conducted her third Replenishment at Sea (RAS) evolution in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) with the French Navy’s FS Somme on 09 Jun 2013.

HMAS Newcastle visits the Seychelles

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

Acting Sub Lieutenant Rachael Jones sorts the mail for the crew of HMAS Newcastle in the Junior Sailors Cafe. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

Acting Sub Lieutenant Rachael Jones sorts the mail for the crew of HMAS Newcastle in the Junior Sailors Cafe.

A port visit to the Seychelles provided a much-needed opportunity for the crew of HMAS Newcastle to re-energise ahead of her next high-tempo counter-terrorism patrol on Operation SLIPPER.

Marine Technician builds a future for his family

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Ricky Garner performs routine maintenance on the starboard sea boat of HMAS Albany during Operation RESOLUTE. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Ricky Garner performs routine maintenance on the starboard sea boat of HMAS Albany during Operation RESOLUTE.

Ricky Garner loves working on Armidale Class Patrol Boats but it’s nothing compared to the love of his family which the Royal Australian Navy helped him build.

Tasmanian sailor takes charge

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain Mate Adam Quinn stands on the flag deck of HMAS Albany during Operation RESOLUTE. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Leading Seaman Boatswain Mate Adam Quinn stands on the flag deck of HMAS Albany during Operation RESOLUTE.

Adam Quinn joined the Royal Australian Navy looking for a career that could give him a change of lifestyle.

Operation RESOLUTE sailor on patrol

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician James Brown, onboard HMAS Albany, performs checks on the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat engine. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Marine Technician James Brown, onboard HMAS Albany, performs checks on the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat engine.

There’s nothing light on about 27-year-old James Brown’s career.

Top birthday for HQ Northern Command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Chief of Staff, GPCAPT William 'K9' Kourelakos and ABCIS Kiani Freeman cut the cake to the celebrate the 25th birthday of the joint Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin. (photo: Unknown)

Chief of Staff, GPCAPT William 'K9' Kourelakos and ABCIS Kiani Freeman cut the cake to the celebrate the 25th birthday of the joint Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin.

Top End Defence personnel have celebrated the 25th birthday of the Joint Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin.