HMAS Newcastle has marked her second Operation MANITOU patrol with a dual replenishment at sea in the Gulf of Aden with USNS Kanawha and Pakistan Navy Ship Alamgir.
Many Australian Defence Force members are continuing a tradition of military service, but for one sailor in HMAS Arunta, recently returned from the Middle East, she is just one member of a family putting service before self.
HMAS Arunta has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment of an Australian Navy vessel since the first Gulf War.
Making her way north to commence duties as part of Operation MANITOU, HMAS Newcastle made a port visit to Cochin, India, further strengthening relationships recently made on exercise off Fremantle.
Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta is returning home to Australia after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment by a Navy vessel since 1990.
Tanzanian counter-narcotics professionals have sharpened their crime-fighting sea skills thanks to a visit by the crew from Australian frigate, HMAS Arunta.
Navy’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopters have had a long history of supporting naval operations, and ‘Predator’ and its crew have not let that heritage down.
Patrolling the high seas in a warship thousands of kilometres from home is the new reality for Leading Seaman Boastwains Mate Isaac Janes, who sailed for the Middle East region recently.
HMAS Newcastle and her ship’s company of 230 have departed Garden Island, Sydney en route for her sixth deployment to the Middle East region.
HMAS Arunta has completed a third significant narcotics interdiction after seizing 260 kilograms of heroin in the north Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU.