Topic: Drug interdiction
It wasn’t your regular barber salon onboard HMAS Newcastle when Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician McCann piped the call to the ship’s company to get their hair cut.
Coalition forces and government agencies know terrorist organisations use illegal narcotics as one of their primary sources of income to fund criminal activities, so the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is important to mark.
HMAS Arunta has completed a third significant narcotics interdiction after seizing 260 kilograms of heroin in the north Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU.
En route to the Middle East as part of the latest Royal Australian Navy crew to deploy for Operation MANITOU is one officer who feels very at home on his hometown’s namesake ship.
The 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List named three leaders from the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin recognised for their service in the ship’s recent deployment to the Middle East.
Anzac class frigate HMAS Arunta has seized approximately 250 kilograms of heroin during a vessel interception off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU.
Navy personnel and Defence civilians have deployed as one team to complete maintenance on deployment on an unprecedented scale. The beneficiary – HMAS Arunta, deployed for nine months on operations in the Middle East.
Navy’s deployed ship in the Middle East, HMAS Arunta, has had its small arms weapons inspected, serviced and certified during a recent port visit.
Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter 'Skeletor' has flown its last operational flight after a career logging 6,200 airframe hours and spanning more than 28 years of service.
Lieutenant Patrick Velu is relishing being part of Navy’s team in the Middle East – putting training into action as an officer-of-the-watch in HMAS Arunta.