February 7, 2014 View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Draught7.5m Length138 m Beam14.3m Share this article View post tag: major Range4,500 nautical miles Displacement4,200 tons [mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 7, 2014; Image: Royal Australian Navy Complement184 + aircrew View post tag: Defense View post tag: Drug View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Bust View post tag: conducts HMAS Melbourne Conducts Major Drug Bust Speedover 30 knots ADELAIDE-CLASS GUIDED MISSILE FRIGATE- SPECIFICATIONS View post tag: Melbourne Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melbourne Conducts Major Drug Bust HMAS MELBOURNE’S CREW WITH SEIZED DRUGS HMAS Melbourne has intercepted a shipment of 353 kilograms of what is believed to be heroin during a boarding operation on a suspected drug smuggling dhow off the coast of Tanzania on Wednesday, 5 February 2014. StatusActive The drugs are said to be worth $706 million Australian dollars, circa USD 626 million.The ship received the command to close and board the suspect vessel as part of the 29-nation Combined Maritime Forces.The frigate directed her S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter to locate the suspicious vessel. Once detected, the Australian Navy boarding team boarded the vessel and searched for illicit cargo, which was concealed in hidden compartments onboard the vessel.CREW DESTROYS THE SEIZED DRUGSThe substance was tested onboard the vessel and returned a positive reading for heroin. HMAS Melbourne’s team seized the suspected drugs, took samples and destroyed the remainder.“During her time with Combined Maritime Forces, she has successfully disrupted a piracy attack, and conducted four successful narcotics seizures, seizing 23.8 kilograms of methamphetamines and now 353 kilograms of heroin.These seizures have severely impacted the funding network of those terrorist organisations that rely on these shipments for income,” Australian Commander of Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, said.The Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne is patrolling the waters of the Middle east Area of Operation within the framework of Operation SLIPPER.
ROWING Oxford University Boat Club began preparation for the Boat Race by holding the traditional ‘Trial Eight’ Race on the 13th of December. Named ‘shirts’ and ‘skins’ so as to remind spectators of the amateur nature of the event, both Eights were blighted by illness leading up to the race. After winning the toss the ‘skins’ took an early lead that that lasted until the Milepost straight. From here onwards, the race belonged to the ‘shirts’. By St. Pauls, they had stripped their opponents of the lead and eventually won by three lengths. The squad is currently training in Spain before they return on the 12th January to enter the final stage of their rigorous preparation. FOOTBALLOriel have been eliminated from the Cuppers competition for fielding an ineligible player in their 2nd round victory over Corpus/ Linacre. Goalkeeper Simon Noall, a student of Regents Park who was fielded by Oriel in the game, had already featured for New in the first round and was therefore judged ineligible. Despite lodging an appeal against the ruling, the decision was maintained by the committee who deemed it ‘a simple case of an ineligible player.’ Corpus/Linacre will continue to the next round.
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