Topic: Operation MANITOU

Deployed Ballarat crew able to video chat with home

Published on by LEUT Kane Stuart (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

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.

HMAS Ballarat deploys for nine-month Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on 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. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

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.

HMAS 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.

Warramunga returns from record breaking Middle East mission

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

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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.

Sailor still calls Kalgoorlie home

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

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.

Busy posting for junior CIS

Published on by SGT Mark Doran (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

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 Warramunga.

 

Quilts appreciated by team on operations

Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

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.

 

Australia passes CTF150 command to Brits

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Mark Doran (photographer)

(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. (photo: SGT Mark Doran)

(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.

 

Two hauls in two days for HMAS Warramunga

Published on 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. (photo: LSA Rhys Withers)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

HMAS 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 makes eleventh narcotics haul

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding on a vessel during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

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.

 

HMAS Warramunga receives engineering support on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kath Griffin (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's Combined Engineering Support Team stand on the forecastle during the ship's deployed intermediate maintenance availability period in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga's Combined Engineering Support Team stand on the forecastle during the ship's deployed intermediate maintenance availability period in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Warramunga’s Combined Engineering Support Team (WCEST) has successfully completed its scheduled works in Bahrain.