Topic: Operation MANITOU
Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)
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 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.
Australia has assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region after a Transition of Authority from the Pakistan Navy.
HMAS Melbourne has seized another 151 kilograms of heroin, worth an estimated $AUD44.5 million, from a dhow off the east coast of Africa.
Leading Seaman Lisa Nevell made it to the wedding, but her honeymoon is on hold while she contributes to Australia's fight against terrorism.
The suburbs of Brisbane couldn't contain Blake Ridge's desire for adventure.
A Western Sydney lad from Glenwood has just started his new life in the Navy and is already committed to a life at sea.
A Newcastle local has taken her hospitality career to a new level by working in a venue with a moving floor and an ocean view.
HMAS Melbourne's Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems April Sadler is patrolling Middle Eastern waters with a full stomach and smile on her face.
Seaman Boatswains Mate Jessica Muir took on a family tradition when she became a sailor in the Royal Australian Navy.