Topic: Operation MANITOU
January 02, 2016 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)
(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.
Darwin has conducted a passage exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Escort Task Group 152 off the coast of Queensland.
Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Gemma Casserly is deployed as a Battlewatch Captain with Combined Task Force 150 in Bahrain for Operation MANITOU.
Forster's Gemma Casserly had to keep her Christmas cheer to the side in December, to focus on preventing maritime drug smugglers in the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer (PO) Marine Logistics - Personnel Shayne Firth Is deployed with Combined Task Force 150 at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain for Operation MANITOU.
Cairns resident Petty Officer Marine Logistics - Personnel Operations Shayne Firth is doing his bit in the ongoing fight to stop illegal drugs funding terrorism and reaching Australian shores.
Royal Australian Navy officer Captain Tony Aldred, Director Operations Combined Maritime Forces and Commander Maritime Operations Support Group, is seen at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain.
Australian leadership in a key Middle East role has been passed between two Royal Australian Navy officers who share a passion for maritime security operations.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith stands before HMAS Melbourne's 76mm Naval Gun. The ship is patrolling in the Middle East region for Operation Manitou.
A Hobart local up-gunned her working life when she decided to trade retail work for seaborne artillery.
Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith is deployed with Adelaide class frigate, HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling the waters of the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU, Australia’s contribution to the Combined Maritime Forces in the region.
December 30, 2015 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)
Family and friends wave goodbye as HMAS Darwin pulls away from the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney.
It was a perfect Sydney day on 30 December as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joined Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, friends and family at Garden Island, to farewell HMAS
Darwin as the ship sailed for the Middle East region.
December 29, 2015 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)
Over 118 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD $114 million was confisicated by HMAS Melbourne while on operations in the Middle East region. These drugs were discovered onboard a fishing vessel intercepted by HMAS Melbourne in the Indian Ocean. After being seized the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea.
Melbourne personnel have completed a fourth successful drug seizure after seizing more than 100 kilograms of heroin from a fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean.
Over 216 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD$64 million was confisicated by HMAS Melbourne while on operations in the Middle East Region. These drugs were discovered onboard a fishing vessel intercepted by HMAS Melbourne. After being siezed the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea.
Melbourne has struck a third time against the trafficking of narcotics in the Middle East confiscating another 216 kilograms of high-grade heroin worth an estimated $64 million.
(R-L) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), accepts the ‘weight of command’ from Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas under the watchful eye of Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan (Centre), Commander United States Fifth Fleet, Commander US Naval Forces Central Command and Commander Combined Maritime Forces during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain on 8 December, 2015.
Australia has assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region after a Transition of Authority from the Pakistan Navy.
Members of the Ship's Company in HMAS Melbourne inspect 151 kilograms of heroin discovered in a fishing dhow off the east African coast.
Melbourne has seized another 151 kilograms of heroin, worth an estimated $AUD44.5 million, from a dhow off the east coast of Africa.