Topic: Operations

HMAS Huon to the rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABCIS Meaghan Paton (photographer)

HMAS Huon's (MHC Crew II, LCDR Jace Hutchison) dive boat circles while buffer, POMW Bob Geldof and LSMT Jamie Pottie investigate the condition of the rescue craft from merchant vessel Far Grip. (photo: ABCIS Meaghan Paton)

HMAS Huon's (MHC Crew II, LCDR Jace Hutchison) dive boat circles while buffer, POMW Bob Geldof and LSMT Jamie Pottie investigate the condition of the rescue craft from merchant vessel Far Grip.

A joint effort by the Headquarters Northern Command and Navy mine hunter HMAS Huon has lead to the recovery of a merchant vessel's high speed rescue craft, which was adrift in the Timor Sea for more than six days.

HMAS Sydney returns home

Published on by SBLT Sarah McDonagh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

A friendly wave as families and friends of HMAS Sydney's crew wait as HMAS Sydney passes HMAS Tobruk on the way to the berth at her home base at Fleet Base East. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

A friendly wave as families and friends of HMAS Sydney's crew wait as HMAS Sydney passes HMAS Tobruk on the way to the berth at her home base at Fleet Base East.

Following a successful deployment to North East Asia, HMAS Sydney (IV) has returned home to a warm welcome from family and friends on the wharf at Fleet Base East.

HMAS Newcastle steers for home

Published on by POEW Ben White (photographer)

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. (photo: POEW Ben White)

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.

HMAS Newcastle has handed over security operations for Operation SLIPPER in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Middle East to HMAS Melbourne.

Newcastle's crew finds the lost city of Petra

Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author), ABBM Troy Bennett (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Newcastle took time off to explore the ruins of Petra during a recent visit to Jordan. (photo: ABBM Troy Bennett)

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.

Newcastle has a last hurrah

Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

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. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

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.

HMAS 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 bound for the Middle East

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author and photographer)

HMAS Melbourne departs Fremantle port mid-morning on Sunday 15 September, bound for the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: Mr Pup Elliott)

HMAS Melbourne departs Fremantle port mid-morning on Sunday 15 September, bound for the Middle East Area of Operations.

HMAS Melbourne readied for its departure from Fremantle Port on Sunday for the Middle East to participate in Operation SLIPPER.

Rendering sea lanes safe - from the air

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: POEW Ben White)

A member of Newcastle's clearance diving team is winched back onboard Newcastle's S70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.

HMAS Newcastle has conducted an Airborne Mine Disposal training exercise while patrolling in the Gulf of Aden in support of Operation SLIPPER.

Navy musicians ply trade in the MEAO

Published on 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.  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

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.

Desert visitor: Newcastle identifies stowaway

Published on by LEUT Kate Moncrief (author), POEW Ben White (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's new crew member Seaman Hoot.

 (photo: POEW Ben White)

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.

Jordan makes for new friends and new skills

Published on by LEUT David Osborne and SBLT Matthew Stobo (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (author)

Dive team members from HMAS Newcastle and the Royal Jordanian Naval Force pose under water after defeating a simulated mine threat as part of combined Explosive Ordnance Disposal training in Aqaba, Jordan.  (photo: POCD Joshua Drennan)

Dive team members from HMAS Newcastle and the Royal Jordanian Naval Force pose under water after defeating a simulated mine threat as part of combined Explosive Ordnance Disposal training in Aqaba, Jordan.

The ship's company of HMAS Newcastle has conducted training exercises with the Royal Jordanian Naval Force in Aqaba, Jordan.