Navy Seahawk "Odin" onboard HMAS Success prepares to conduct night flying operations while in the Middle East Region working under NATO Operation Ocean Shield.
Scouring the high seas from the air for signs of pirate activity would seem like a dream to most adventurers.
Commanding Officer USS Firebolt Lieutenant-Commander Mitch McGuffie (left) briefs Royal Australian Navy personnel on his ship’s capabilities. Petty Officer Jimmy Galletly; Commander Marcus Buttler; Leading Seaman Andy Saccoia; Lieutenant-Commander Peter Barnes; and Petty officer Steven Schonrock.
During their Operation MANITOU deployment, personnel from Maritime Operations Support Group and Combined Task Force 150 visited the US Navy Patrol Craft USS
Firebolt for a tour.
Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia, CN (right) speaks with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhumad during a short visit onboard HMAS Success while alongside in the Middle East Region conducting their self maintenance period as part of Operation MANITOU.
The Commander of Combined Task Force 150 visited HMAS
Success during the ship’s recent self-maintenance period at the half way point of its Operation MANITOU deployment in the Middle East region.
April 01, 2015 by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)
Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Jovanne Damiao, with Lizbeth and daughter Izabella, before departing on HMAS Newcastle, for the Middle Eastern region.
Newcastle was farewelled from Garden Island, Sydney on 1 April, setting course for the Middle East Region where she will spend six months deployed as part of Operation MANITOU.
Soldiers from HMAS Tobruk load a front end loader onto their ship as part of the supplies the ship will carry to Vanuatu to help support Operation PACIFIC ASSIST.
Tobruk steams towards the cyclone ravaged islands of Vanuatu, ship's company and embarked forces are working hard to make sure they are ready to deliver assistance.
Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhamad (left) and Petty Officer Boatswain Mathew Goward raise the Torres Straight Island and Aboriginal flags (respectively) onboard HMAS Success to recognise the Anniversary of the Apology to Members of the Stolen Generations whilst deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
Success has had a busy month deployed as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region.
Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) with Commanding Officer HMS Kent, Commander Andrew Block, RN during a replenishment at sea evolution while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
A replenishment at sea between Royal Navy ship, HMS
Kent, and HMAS Success in the North Arabian Sea on 2 March provided an opportunity for each ship’s Executive Officer to work closely with a ship from their previous navies.
CTF-150 Liaison Officers Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, Royal Australian Navy (back second from left) and Chief Petty Officer Steve Clark, Royal Canadian Navy (front third from left), with members of the Mauritius Coast Guard.
Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, who is deployed with the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 as part of Operation MANITOU, recently mentored members of the Mauritius Coast Guard during the annual multinational Exercise CUTLASS EXPRESS.
HMAS Success's Seahawk 'ODIN' lends a hand to United States Ships Joshua Humphries (top) and Oscar Austin to conduct a vertical replenishment while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
Success has again proven her flexibility by providing short notice logistical help to a United States 6th Fleet Task Force operating off the east coast of Africa.
HMAS Success (centre) conducts a dual replenishment at sea evolution with French Ship Chevalier Paul (left) and Federation German Ship Luebeck while transiting the Gulf of Aden in support of Combined Task Force 53.
Australian supply ship, HMAS
Success, has supported a French Carrier Battle Group during a recent transit through the Gulf of Aden, providing logistic support.