Topic: Operation MANITOU
December 15, 2018 by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat (centre), with the United States Coast Guard vessels USCGS Maui (distant) and Adak conduct a combined patrol in the North Arabian Gulf, in support of the Combined Task Force 152's mission to promote regional stability and security.
Ballarat has completed a successful first patrol in the Middle East.
ABML-P Ellen Storie-Gregory (left) and LSCSO Kaitlin Shaw (second left) keep in contact with family and friends via social media from the Junior Sailors' Mess, using HMAS Ballarat's Wi-Fi network.
Ship's Company onboard HMAS
Ballarat, deployed on operations to the Middle East, have access to the very best communication with family and friends while they are away.
October 28, 2018 by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)
Ship's Company of HMAS Ballarat wave to families and well-wishers as the ship departs Fleet Base West to take part in Operation MANITOU.
Ballarat and her Ship’s Company of 190 officers and sailors departed Fleet Base West at Garden Island, Western Australia for maritime security operations in the Middle East on Sunday, 28th October 2018.
More than a thousand people have lined the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome HMAS
Warramunga back to her homeport after a nine-month deployment.
Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman conducts her role as an upper deck lookout aboard HMAS Warramunga as the ship sails back to Australia after completing her deployment to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East region.
After nine months away from Australian shores, Kalgoorlie sailor Kaylin Coleman enjoyed an emotional family reunion when her ship pulled into Fremantle recently.
Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jake Collett monitors communication systems on the bridge of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.
Navy’s most recent operational deployment to the Middle East Region was a rewarding experience for a junior sailor onboard HMAS
HMAS Warramunga shipmates, Lieutenant Thomas Liley (left) and Chaplain Stephen Hutchinson proudly hold their quilts, made by Aussie Hero Quilts, during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU.
There are a just a few things that help make a deployment away from family and friends bearable - emails and phone calls home, letters and care packages and quilts and laundry bags made by Aussie Hero Quilts.
(L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore (CDRE) Mal Wise hands over the Baton of Command to Royal Navy officer, CDRE Steve Moorhouse, during the Combined Task Force 150 transfer of authority ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
Nineteen boardings, 3.1 tonnes of heroin and 36 tonnes of hashish seized and destroyed, and over $2.7 billion AUD removed from terrorist networks.
Published on May 25, 2018 by Department of Defence (author), LSA Rhys Withers (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.
Warramunga has seized two more hauls of illicit narcotics valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea this week.
HMAS Warramunga's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding on a vessel during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.
The crew of HMAS
Warramunga has had another successful week in the Middle East Region, seizing and disposing of 295 kilograms of heroin, valued at about $88.5 million, while patrolling waters in the Arabian Sea.