Topic: Operation SLIPPER

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.

Toowoomba to be welcomed home

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba transits international waters. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

HMAS Toowoomba transits international waters.

HMAS Toowoomba will receive a warm welcome home when she sails into Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling tomorrow, Friday 14 June 2013 following her six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.

HMAS Toowoomba (II) returning home from Middle East

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HMAS Toowoomba (II) and HMAS Newcastle conduct their Operation SLIPPER handover and officer of the watch manoeuvres in the northern Indian Ocean. (photo: )

HMAS Toowoomba (II) and HMAS Newcastle conduct their Operation SLIPPER handover and officer of the watch manoeuvres in the northern Indian Ocean.

HMAS Toowoomba (II) is making her way home to Australia after handing over maritime security and interception operations for Operation SLIPPER in the Middle East Area of Operations to HMAS Newcastle.