Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)

Fleet’s discipline and pride on show for Governor-General

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.

The flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, with Sydney Harbour as the backdrop, provided a spectacular setting for Fleet Base East Divisions on 24 March.

Long wait over for friends and family of Melbourne

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.

Seven long months away from home ended with an ecstatic family reunion for HMAS Melbourne sailor Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler, after returning from Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.

Melbourne returns from Middle East operations

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HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

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 home port of Sydney today.

HMAS Melbourne sails home from successful deployment

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters (centre) supervises the berthing of the guided missile frigate at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of Melbourne's eighth deployment to the region conducting maritime security patrols as part of Combined Maritime Forces. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters (centre) supervises the berthing of the guided missile frigate at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of Melbourne's eighth deployment to the region conducting maritime security patrols as part of Combined Maritime Forces.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne is returning home to Australia after completing more than 50 boarding operations and seizing almost a tonne of heroin during a Middle Eastern deployment.

HMAS Melbourne makes fifth drug seizure before returning home

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne personnel dispose of 65kg of illegal narcotics (heroin) seized from a dhow in the northern Indian Ocean.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Melbourne personnel dispose of 65kg of illegal narcotics (heroin) seized from a dhow in the northern Indian Ocean.

The crew of HMAS Melbourne have completed a fifth successful drug seizure for Operation MANITOU after seizing about 65kg of heroin from a dhow in the Indian Ocean.

Breaking with family tradition pays off at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith stands before HMAS Melbourne's 76mm Naval Gun. The ship is patrolling in the Middle East region for Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith stands before HMAS Melbourne's 76mm Naval Gun. The ship is patrolling in the Middle East region for Operation Manitou.

A Hobart local up-gunned her working life when she decided to trade retail work for seaborne artillery.

Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith is deployed with Adelaide class frigate, HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling the waters of the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU, Australia’s contribution to the Combined Maritime Forces in the region.

Melbourne's fourth drug haul

This article has photo gallery Published on 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.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

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.

HMAS 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 nets another $64 million of heroin

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Over 216 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD$64 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. After being siezed the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Over 216 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD$64 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. After being siezed the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea.

HMAS Melbourne has struck a third time against the trafficking of narcotics in the Middle East confiscating another 216 kilograms of high-grade heroin worth an estimated $64 million.

HMAS Melbourne seizes more than $44.5 million of heroin

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Members of the Ship's Company in HMAS Melbourne inspect 151 kilograms of heroin discovered in a fishing dhow off the east African coast. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Members of the Ship's Company in HMAS Melbourne inspect 151 kilograms of heroin discovered in a fishing dhow off the east African coast.

HMAS Melbourne has seized another 151 kilograms of heroin, worth an estimated $AUD44.5 million, from a dhow off the east coast of Africa.

Brisbane Man Answers the Call of the Sea

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Communications Information Systems Blake Ridge breaks HMAS Melbourne's International Callsign aboard the warship.
Seaman Ridge is deployed aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling the Middle East Region as part of Operation Manitou.  (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Communications Information Systems Blake Ridge breaks HMAS Melbourne's International Callsign aboard the warship. Seaman Ridge is deployed aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling the Middle East Region as part of Operation Manitou.

The suburbs of Brisbane couldn't contain Blake Ridge's desire for adventure.