Topic: Operation SLIPPER

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.

Resurgent in Mission Readiness

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

HMAS Darwin successfully achieved Mission Readiness following a recent evaluation ahead of the scheduled deployment for Operation SLIPPER.

Darwin sails for SLIPPER

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

After months of intensive preparation, HMAS Darwin departed her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney for a seven-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

After months of intensive preparation, HMAS Darwin departed her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney for a seven-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER.

The Australian Warship HMAS Darwin departed Sydney today, bound for the Middle East Area of Operations where she will take over Operation SLIPPER duties from HMAS Melbourne

CMF Task Forces discuss regional security in Djibouti

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Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Chief of the Djibouti Navy, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher; and Regional Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 151, Lieutenant Commander Maria Vang Knudsen, Royal Danish Navy meet in Djibouti. (photo: Combined Maritime Forces)

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Chief of the Djibouti Navy, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher; and Regional Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 151, Lieutenant Commander Maria Vang Knudsen, Royal Danish Navy meet in Djibouti.

A Combined Task Force 150 and CTF 151 delegation, led by Commodore Daryl Bates of the Royal Australian Navy, recently met with senior maritime leaders in Djibouti.

Australian CTF 150 Commander meets with Pakistan Navy to bolster maritime security in Middle East

Published on by combinedmaritimeforces.com (author), LCDR Emma McDonald-Kerr (photographer)

(L-R) Former Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Asif Khaliq, Pakistan Navy; Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, His Excellency Peter Heyward; Commander Karachi, Vice Admiral Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain, Pakistan Navy; CTF 150 Planning and Regional Engagement Officer, Commander Michael Turner, RAN; and Assistant Defence Adviser to Pakistan, Major Rick Lovelock, Australian Army. (photo: LCDR Emma McDonald-Kerr)

(L-R) Former Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Asif Khaliq, Pakistan Navy; Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, His Excellency Peter Heyward; Commander Karachi, Vice Admiral Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain, Pakistan Navy; CTF 150 Planning and Regional Engagement Officer, Commander Michael Turner, RAN; and Assistant Defence Adviser to Pakistan, Major Rick Lovelock, Australian Army.

A Combined Task Force 150 delegation, led by Australian Commodore Daryl Bates RAN met with senior leaders of the Pakistan Navy during a three-day visit to Pakistan during December.

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.

Sunshine Coast sailor to experience a land-locked Christmas

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

Leading Seamen Lisa Wilson outside the headquarters of Australian Joint Task Force 633, located at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

Leading Seamen Lisa Wilson outside the headquarters of Australian Joint Task Force 633, located at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

You might think the desert is a strange place to be for a Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Steward, but that is exactly where former Sunshine Coast Girl, Lisa Wilson finds herself.

Central Coast man keeping the troops connected this Christmas

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Able Seaman Kane Ryan is part of the Force Communications Unit located at Al Minhad Air Base in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Able Seaman Kane Ryan is part of the Force Communications Unit located at Al Minhad Air Base in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Memories of growing up on the beaches around Bensville, near Gosford, must now seem very distant for 23 year old Able Seaman Kane Ryan.

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by Australian Defence Force (author), ABIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

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.

Australia takes CTF 150 helm

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kent Browning (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

Commodore Asif Khaliq PN (left) hands over command, symbolised by a brass telescope, of Combined Task Force 150 to Commodore Daryl Bates, AM, RAN, aboard Pakistan Navy Ship Shahjahan. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

Commodore Asif Khaliq PN (left) hands over command, symbolised by a brass telescope, of Combined Task Force 150 to Commodore Daryl Bates, AM, RAN, aboard Pakistan Navy Ship Shahjahan.

Commodore Daryl Bates has assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) from Commodore Asif Khaliq of the Pakistan Navy on 1 December at a ceremony on board the Pakistan Navy Ship Shahjahan in Bahrain.