Section: Operations

HMAS Warramunga drug busts top $1 billion

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Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Caleb Larnach awaits the start of a boarding operation in the Western Indian Ocean as part of HMAS Warramunga's deployment on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Caleb Larnach awaits the start of a boarding operation in the Western Indian Ocean as part of HMAS Warramunga's deployment on Operation MANITOU.

The crew of Anzac class frigate HMAS Warramunga has seized more than $1 billion of illegal drugs since deploying to the Middle East Region for Operation MANITOU.

Turtle released while protecting Australian fisheries

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The crew of HMAS Childers prepares to release Franklin the Green Sea Turtle back into the ocean. (photo: )

The crew of HMAS Childers prepares to release Franklin the Green Sea Turtle back into the ocean.

The release of a rescued Green Sea Turtle back into the ocean by HMAS Childers has capped a successful few months for Royal Australian Navy Patrol Boats in the Top End on their mission to protect Australia’s natural resources.

Australia-New Zealand Indian Ocean operation nets AUD$274 million in heroin

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A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion flies past HMAS Warramunga's boarding team during an operation in the Western Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion flies past HMAS Warramunga's boarding team during an operation in the Western Indian Ocean.

HMAS Warramunga’s crew has conducted one of the largest drug seizures in Operation MANITOUs history as part of the Australian-led Combined Task Force 150.

Navy Medic tackles mission ashore in Afghanistan

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Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Sarah Hall is a senior medic at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Sarah Hall is a senior medic at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

The sound of an alarm at Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield is a trigger that gets Chief Petty Officer Medic Sarah Hall’s blood pumping.

HMAS Warramunga continues operational success

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HMAS Warramunga during a successful boarding operation in the Arabian Sea on 07 January 2018. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga during a successful boarding operation in the Arabian Sea on 07 January 2018.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga seized 111 kilograms of heroin valued at $33 million during operations in the Arabian Sea on 7 January 2018.

Second drug haul in a week as HMAS Warramunga seizes $181 million of illegal narcotics

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Petty Officer Electronics Technician Leslie Floyd numbers parcels of seized narcotics as HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts an illicit cargo seizure.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

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.

Royal Australian Navy nets huge illegal drug shipment in the Middle East

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HMAS Warramunga's boarding team prepare to board a vessel of interest, subsequently finding narcotics onboard.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding team prepare to board a vessel of interest, subsequently finding narcotics onboard.

The crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga have spent the Christmas season hard at work, spending nearly three days seizing almost eight tonnes of hashish and 69 kilograms of heroin from drug smugglers while conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea.

Australian Defence Force Personnel celebrate Christmas on operations

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Lieutenant Miquela Riley and Captain Edward Keating receive Christmas care packages while deployed. (photo: )

Lieutenant Miquela Riley and Captain Edward Keating receive Christmas care packages while deployed.

Around 1,880 Australian Defence Force personnel serving their nation on operations overseas will celebrate Christmas away from their families and friends this year.

Newcastle returns from Middle East mission

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Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.  (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Newcastle has returned to her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, following a six month deployment to the Middle East region.

 

Quite the quilts for operational team

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Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle display their Aussie Hero Quilts on the flight deck in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle display their Aussie Hero Quilts on the flight deck in the Middle East region.

The hard working volunteers from Aussie Hero Quilts have wowed HMAS Newcastle’s crew with their hand-made quilts and laundry bags – literally covering the ship from bow to stern.