(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.
Petty Officer Electronics Technician Leslie Floyd numbers parcels of seized narcotics as HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts an illicit cargo seizure.
Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS
Warramunga, with support from a United Kingdom Royal Navy helicopter, seized more than 3.5 tonnes of illicit narcotics during a night-time operation in the Arabian Sea on 3 January 2018 at around 0830 AEDT.
Published on September 28, 2017 by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Stibbard stands on the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle while on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.
Looking after the safety of a 4,000-tonne frigate and her crew as it sails thousands of nautical miles from home may seem like a big job, but it’s all in a day’s work for Lieutenant Shaun Stibbard.
Published on September 27, 2017 by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
Seaman Medical Chelsea Deenan is seen in the sickbay of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.
Working in the sickbay of one of Navy’s warships is no easy task, as Seaman Medic Chelsea Deenen has found out through her deployment to the Middle East on Operation MANITOU.
Published on September 16, 2017 by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
Petty Officer Boatswain Stephen Kypreos stands on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region.
Father of four, Petty Officer Boatswain Stephen Kypreos, had to settle for a long-distance Father’s Day this year, as he’s on operational service in the Middle East, serving in HMAS
Royal Australian Navy Commander Communication Information Systems Ted Cummins at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.
Thousands of defence personnel from across the world are working to stop piracy and illegal drug trafficking in the Middle East region – among those is Commander Ted Cummins.
Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Genene Sanders in the Wardroom on HMAS Arunta.
Many Australian Defence Force members are continuing a tradition of military service, but for one sailor in HMAS
Arunta, recently returned from the Middle East, she is just one member of a family putting service before self.
July 23, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)
HMAS Arunta's crew lines the deck in 'Procedure Alpha' as the ship returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after completing a nine-month deployment to Operation MANITOU.
Arunta has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment of an Australian Navy vessel since the first Gulf War.
Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Glen Cameron throws a heaving line from the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle in Kochi, India.
Making her way north to commence duties as part of Operation MANITOU, HMAS
Newcastle made a port visit to Cochin, India, further strengthening relationships recently made on exercise off Fremantle.
HMAS Arunta's S70-B Helicopter (Skeletor) lands onboard during a patrol in the Middle East region.
Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS
Arunta is returning home to Australia after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment by a Navy vessel since 1990.