Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)
Able Seaman Marine Logistics- Personnel Rhiannon McWilliam communicates with the damage control centre during an emergency exercise on HMAS Melbourne. which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.
Life as a sailor may not be as glamorous as it is sometimes depicted in the movies, but on the other hand it sure isn’t mundane.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan McDonald (right) leads fitness training aboard HMAS Melbourne in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
Its a flurry of action for a fitness fanatic on a warship patrolling the Arabian Gulf.
Seized illegal narcotics are seen on HMAS Melbourne's flight deck prior to disposal. About 427 kilograms of heroin was confiscated from a dhow smuggling the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean.
Melbourne ’s crew has seized 427 kilograms of heroin hidden in a fishing dhow carrying the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean.
Able Seaman Marine Technician Franceen Ketchell onboard HMAS Melbourne currently on patrol in the Middle East Region on Operation MANITOU.
Able Seaman Marine Technician Franceen Ketchell has achieved some significant milestones in her relatively short Navy career.
Commanding Officer HMAS Melbourne Commander Bill Waters CSC, RAN welcomes aboard Combined Commander Task Force 150 Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas SI(M) of the Pakistan Navy.
Melbourne is hard at work on her first Operation MANITOU patrol of her current deployment with the multi-national Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East and northern Indian Ocean.
HMAS Melbourne's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Tenille Chapman waits in the seaboat while the Boarding Team embarks. They are heading to provide aid to a critically ill mariner on board the merchant vessel City of Beijing.
Melbourne, deployed to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region, has come to the aid of a critically-ill merchant seaman in the southern Arabian Sea.
An Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile fires from HMAS Melbourne's MK-41 vertical launcher during training in the East Australian Exercise Area off the New South Wales coast.
L-R: Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathon Mead, AM, RAN, Acting Commander Forces Command, Brigadier Mark Brewer and Air Commander Australia, Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld, DSC lay wreaths at the Sydney Cenotaph during the 2014 Anzac Day Dawn Service.
At dawn, on this day 99 years ago, more than 30,000 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) personnel landed on the Gallipoli peninsula.
A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk from HMAS Melbourne discharges flares over the coast of Warrnambool, Victoria.
The Warrnambool community were granted a rare opportunity to see a warship on Tuesday, when HMAS
Melbourne conducted a close proximity transit during her return voyage to her homeport Garden Island, Sydney.
March 23, 2014 by Royal Australian Navy (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)
Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC (left foreground) receives a brief on current maritime operations from Commodore Daryl Bates, AM, RAN (middle) and his team from Combined Task Force 150 in Bahrain.
A legacy that many Australians may not be aware of is the Royal Australian Navy presence in the Middle East since Operation DAMASK in September 1990.