Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)
It was a busy year in 2013 for 31-year-old Rockhampton product Martin Carroll and the pace is not slowing down.
Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard HMAS Melbourne have seized and destroyed amphetamines in the Middle East, valued at approximately $11.3 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The call of the sea and the opportunity to serve his country has lured Shane Gorman away from his family home in Queensland’s Wide Bay and to the Middle East, where he is a sailor serving in the Navy warship HMAS Melbourne.
HMAS Melbourne has apprehended nine suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia during a maritime security patrol in the region.
Despite the national excitement surrounding the Fleet Entry and the International Fleet Review, it was a case of duty first for HMAS Melbourne and her dedicated ship’s company.