Australia continues commitment to Counter Piracy operations

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)

MARITIME COUNTER PIRACY forces from around the globe, including the Australian Navy, continue to operate in the Indian Ocean to deter potential pirates.  As one hardworking ship from Australia, HMAS Newcastle, leaves to return home for some well deserved time off, she has been immediately replaced by another team onboard HMAS Melbourne.

The ship’s company of HMAS Melbourne were welcomed to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 by the Commodore Jeremy Blunden Royal Navy, Commander of the task force, during a meeting at sea. 

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