In a first, personnel from Navy hydrographic survey ship HMAS Melville laid two inert minefields as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre.
HMAS Melville's crew has completed survey work of poorly surveyed waters of the Bass Strait.
Joining the Royal Australian Navy is the culmination of a lifelong pursuit for one young sailor.
One of Navy's hydrographic survey vessels aptly marked World Hydrography Day at sea.
Innovation by technical sailors on board HMAS Melville has resulted in the increase of available propulsion power.
Off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the crew of HMAS Melville took time to commemorate the first Australian casualties of WWI.