Topic: Operation SLIPPER
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.
October 02, 2013 by SBLT Mitchell Vines (author), POCD Joshua Drennan (photographer), LSEW Melissa Girling (photographer)
(L-R) Able Seaman Clearance Diver Marco Valinsise and Able Seaman Clearance Diver Michael McGuinness set the explosive charge to destroy a container.
Newcastle’s ship’s company has combined to remove a dangerous maritime hazard in the Gulf of Oman.
Published on October 13, 2013 by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LEUT Alec Fieldsend (author), LCDR Ludovic Miller (photographer)
Sub-Lieutenant Al Kharusi and Sub-Lieutenant Al Rasbi from the Royal Omani Navy 'thumbs up' after their first visit to Diego Garcia.
Newcastle for her return voyage to Australia from the Middle East Area of Operations were Royal Navy of Oman Sub-Lieutenants, Zaid Nasser Rashid Al Kharusi and Abdul Rahim Mohammed Khamis Al Rasbi.
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.
HMAS Newcastle's new crew member Seaman Hoot.
Personnel onboard HMAS
Newcastle were surprised to find an unexpected sea rider onboard after their recent port visit to Aqaba, Jordan.