Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)
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.
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.
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.
Published on September 18, 2013 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.
The ship's company of HMAS
Newcastle has conducted training exercises with the Royal Jordanian Naval Force in Aqaba, Jordan.
Published on September 11, 2013 by LCDR Luke Miller (author), POEW Ben White (photographer), HMAS Newcastle's Boarding Party (photographer)
HMAS Newcastle's Boarding Officer, LEUT Dave Osbourne interacts with Yemeni fisherman while conducting an Approach and Assist Visit during Focused Operation SOUTHERN LOOK.
During recent operations with Commander Task Force 151, HMAS
Newcastle planned and conducted Focused Operation SOUTHERN LOOK, an international maritime engagement operation in the Gulf of Aden.
HMAS Newcastle and RFA Fort Victoria conducting a Replenishment at Sea evolution in the Middle East.
On 13 August in the Arabian Sea, HMAS
Newcastle reaffirmed an old friendship with the British replenishment ship, RFA Fort Victoria.