Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)

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

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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

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"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.

North Rocky local's busy year on operations

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Able Seaman Cryptological Sailor Martin Carroll on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Melbourne during a boarding operation in the Arabian Sea. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Cryptological Sailor Martin Carroll on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Melbourne during a boarding operation in the Arabian Sea.

It was a busy year in 2013 for 31-year-old Rockhampton product Martin Carroll and the pace is not slowing down.

HMAS Melbourne intercepts drug dhows in the Middle East Area of Operations

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A suspicious dhow being boarded by members of a boarding party from HMAS Melbourne in the North Arabian Sea. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

A suspicious dhow being boarded by members of a boarding party from HMAS Melbourne in the North Arabian Sea.

Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard HMAS Melbourne have seized and destroyed amphetamines in the Middle East, valued at approximately $11.3 million.

HMAS Melbourne’s White Ribbon Day

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliot and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Ashlee Sherriff with the 'White Ribbon' cake prior to an afternoon tea on HMAS Melbourne in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliot and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Ashlee Sherriff with the 'White Ribbon' cake prior to an afternoon tea on HMAS Melbourne in the Middle East Area of Operations.

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.

Melbourne gets timely reminder of piracy dangers

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

HMAS Melbourne near MV Albedo, a sunken merchant vessel, off the coast of Somalia. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

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.

1000 hours milestone onboard HMAS Melbourne

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HMAS Melbourne's flight commander, Lieutenant Commander Helen Anderson, returns from a morning patrol to a warm reception from the aviation department after clocking up her 1000th hour in the Seahawk aircraft. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Melbourne's flight commander, Lieutenant Commander Helen Anderson, returns from a morning patrol to a warm reception from the aviation department after clocking up her 1000th hour in the Seahawk aircraft.

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.