February 28, 2016 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)
HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region.
After five successful narcotic seizures in the Middle East and 203 days away from home, Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS
Melbourne was welcomed back to her homeport of Sydney today.
Youngest member of HMAS Darin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin.
HMAS Darwin celebrated a significant milestone this week, notching up her one millionth nautical mile the same day as she sailed into her namesake city.
January 02, 2016 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)
(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.
Darwin has conducted a passage exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Escort Task Group 152 off the coast of Queensland.
Royal Australian Navy officer Captain Tony Aldred, Director Operations Combined Maritime Forces and Commander Maritime Operations Support Group, is seen at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain.
Australian leadership in a key Middle East role has been passed between two Royal Australian Navy officers who share a passion for maritime security operations.
December 29, 2015 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)
Over 118 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD $114 million was confisicated by HMAS Melbourne while on operations in the Middle East region. These drugs were discovered onboard a fishing vessel intercepted by HMAS Melbourne in the Indian Ocean. After being seized the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea.
Melbourne personnel have completed a fourth successful drug seizure after seizing more than 100 kilograms of heroin from a fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean.
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.
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.
HMAS Melbourne's boarding party intercepts a suspected pirate boat.
Melbourne has apprehended nine suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia during a maritime security patrol in the region.