Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)

HMAS Melbourne aids critically-ill merchant mariner

Published on by MAJ Cameron Jamieson (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

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. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

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.

HMAS 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.

Melbourne fires Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

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. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

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.

The Royal Australian Navy Adelaide Class frigate HMAS Melbourne has successfully fired two Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles, reinforcing her war-fighting and mariner skills.

Anzac Day in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

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.

Melbourne treats Warrnambool to a light show

Published on by LCDR Matt Adams (author)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk from HMAS Melbourne discharges flares over the coast of Warrnambool, Victoria.   (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

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.

Watch on, stop on: RAN operations in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on 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.


 (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

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.

Breaking the terrorist business model

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One hundred and fifty one x 20kg bags of illegal narcotics seized from a skiff operating in the Arabian Sea.
  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

One hundred and fifty one x 20kg bags of illegal narcotics seized from a skiff operating in the Arabian Sea.

The Royal Australian Navy’s success in stopping illegal narcotic shipments in the Middle East Area of Operations is having a ripple effect across international terrorist organisations.

Victorious Melbourne returns to Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Marine Technician, Able Seaman Sumeet Sewak stands at attention during procedure alpha as HMAS Melbourne prepares to berth alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney after returning from Operation SLIPPER. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Marine Technician, Able Seaman Sumeet Sewak stands at attention during procedure alpha as HMAS Melbourne prepares to berth alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney after returning from Operation SLIPPER.

After six months at sea and over a $1 billion dollars in drug apprehensions, HMAS Melbourne returned to her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, today. 

HMAS Melbourne turns toward home after successful Middle East deployment

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

"Piped-on!" Commander Joint Task Force 633, Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC, pays his respects while boarding HMAS Melbourne in Port Sultan Qaboos, Oman.

On the eve of her departure from the Middle East Area of Operations, the sailors and officers of HMAS Melbourne have been congratulated for their efforts while deployed as part of Operation SLIPPER.

Australian and Pakistani warships work together to seize large quantity of cannabis resin

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HMAS Melbourne's boarding party gather around nearly two tonnes of hashish that lays piled on the ship's flight deck following a successful narcotics inderdiction operation in the Middle East Area of Operations.  (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Melbourne's boarding party gather around nearly two tonnes of hashish that lays piled on the ship's flight deck following a successful narcotics inderdiction operation in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Melbourne and Pakistani Naval Ship (PNS) Alamgir have worked together to seize and destroy almost 2-tonnes of suspected cannabis resin with an estimated Australian street value of approximately $AUD 113 million.

HMAS Melbourne seizes estimated $AUS706 million of drugs in Middle East

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AUD$706 million dollars of drugs seized by the crew of HMAS Melbourne prior to being destroyed. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

AUD$706 million dollars of drugs seized by the crew of HMAS Melbourne prior to being destroyed.

HMAS Melbourne has seized and destroyed hundreds of kilograms of what is believed to be heroin with an estimated street value of $706 million Australian dollars.