Topic: Operation SLIPPER

Australia takes CTF 150 helm

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kent Browning (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

Commodore Asif Khaliq PN (left) hands over command, symbolised by a brass telescope, of Combined Task Force 150 to Commodore Daryl Bates, AM, RAN, aboard Pakistan Navy Ship Shahjahan. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

Commodore Asif Khaliq PN (left) hands over command, symbolised by a brass telescope, of Combined Task Force 150 to Commodore Daryl Bates, AM, RAN, aboard Pakistan Navy Ship Shahjahan.

Commodore Daryl Bates has assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) from Commodore Asif Khaliq of the Pakistan Navy on 1 December at a ceremony on board the Pakistan Navy Ship Shahjahan in Bahrain.

HMAS Melbourne’s White Ribbon Day

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliot and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Ashlee Sherriff with the 'White Ribbon' cake prior to an afternoon tea on HMAS Melbourne in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliot and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Ashlee Sherriff with the 'White Ribbon' cake prior to an afternoon tea on HMAS Melbourne in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Taking a break from busy operations in the Middle East, HMAS Melbourne’s ship’s company gathered to reinforce the message that violence against women must end.

Christmas construction for kids

Published on by SBLT Mitchell Vines (author), CPOET Graeme Cruikshank (photographer), PO Jeremy Bowman (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate on a working bee at The Hunter Orthopaedic School. (photo: PO Jeremy Bowman)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate on a working bee at The Hunter Orthopaedic School.

Volunteers from HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company got into the Christmas spirit and recently spent two days taking part in a working bee at their ship’s charity, the Newcastle Senior School, formerly The Hunter Orthopaedic School.

Looking back at Navy Divers' contribution to war on IEDs

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (photographer), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), CPL Hamish Paterson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Greenfield, Flight Sergeant Peter Radcliffe and Corporal Luke Troy from Combined Team Uruzgan at Patrol Base Wali in Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Hamish Paterson)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Greenfield, Flight Sergeant Peter Radcliffe and Corporal Luke Troy from Combined Team Uruzgan at Patrol Base Wali in Afghanistan.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers employed to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have made the war-torn environment of Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province safer for diggers and local Afghan civilians.

Melbourne gets timely reminder of piracy dangers

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

HMAS Melbourne near MV Albedo, a sunken merchant vessel, off the coast of Somalia. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Melbourne near MV Albedo, a sunken merchant vessel, off the coast of Somalia.

Fresh from their successful interdiction of suspected Somali pirates in October, the crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne has experienced a sombre reminder of the consequences of piracy when the ship came across the wreckage of the merchant vessel MV Albedo.

1000 hours milestone onboard HMAS Melbourne

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne's flight commander, Lieutenant Commander Helen Anderson, returns from a morning patrol to a warm reception from the aviation department after clocking up her 1000th hour in the Seahawk aircraft. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Melbourne's flight commander, Lieutenant Commander Helen Anderson, returns from a morning patrol to a warm reception from the aviation department after clocking up her 1000th hour in the Seahawk aircraft.

Sixty missile counter measure flares erupted from the belly of HMAS Melbourne’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, marking 1000 hours in the Seahawk cockpit for Flight 3 Flight Commander, Lieutenant Commander Helen Anderson.

New Zealand’s vital link in catching pirates

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

On attachment from the Royal New Zealand Navy (from left) Able Seaman Combat Specialist Levi Eaton, Leading Seaman Hydrographic Technician Sam Martin and Able Seaman Combat Specialist Samantha Carter. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

On attachment from the Royal New Zealand Navy (from left) Able Seaman Combat Specialist Levi Eaton, Leading Seaman Hydrographic Technician Sam Martin and Able Seaman Combat Specialist Samantha Carter.

In a true display of Anzac spirit, three Royal New Zealand Navy sailors on board HMAS Melbourne, have been instrumental in an operation involving the interception of nine suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia.

Melbourne in the Middle

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), WO Jeannie Roberts (photographer)

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jeannie Roberts (left) and her niece Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward Anne Marie Becker on the bridge wing of HMAS Melbourne during a port visit to Dubai, UAE. (photo: WO Jeannie Roberts)

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jeannie Roberts (left) and her niece Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward Anne Marie Becker on the bridge wing of HMAS Melbourne during a port visit to Dubai, UAE.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne has commenced what will be her longest patrol in her Middle East deployment, departing the Port of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Faces of HMAS Newcastle

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

Faces of HMAS Newcastle (photo: LEUT Sarah West & POIS Ollie Garside)

Faces of HMAS Newcastle

Between 27 May and 13 October 2013, the men and women of HMAS Newcastle were deployed in the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation SLIPPER.

Home again: Newcastle returns from SLIPPER

Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Family and friends gather at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome home their loved ones embarked on HMAS Newcastle, following a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Family and friends gather at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome home their loved ones embarked on HMAS Newcastle, following a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.

The crew of the Adelaide class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle has returned home to Sydney today, after a six-month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. Hundreds of loved ones were waiting for them on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island.