Topic: Operation MANITOU

HMAS Newcastle seizes more than $1 billion in narcotics

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

Members of HMAS Newcastle's boarding party prepapre to board and search a dhow on 19 June 2015, which revelaed 581 Kgs of hidden illegal narcotics. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's boarding party prepapre to board and search a dhow on 19 June 2015, which revelaed 581 Kgs of hidden illegal narcotics.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle patrolling with the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East Region has seized another 581kg of illegal narcotics with an estimated street value of approximately $520 million.

HMAS Newcastle and HMNZS Te Kaha seize over $800 million in narcotics

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Members of HMAS Newcastle's ships company carry out the destruction of seized narcotics on the flight deck as the ship and crew carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean in support of Operation MANITOU.
 (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ships company carry out the destruction of seized narcotics on the flight deck as the ship and crew carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean in support of Operation MANITOU.

Maritime security operations by Australian and New Zealand frigates operating in the Middle East region during the past six weeks have seized almost a tonne of narcotics worth an estimated street value of $811 million.

Seychelles stopover for Success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN, salutes as the Australian High Commissioner, Her Excellency Ms Susan Coles crosses the gangway during a short visit while HMAS Success is in the Seychelles on her return trip to Australia after serving in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN, salutes as the Australian High Commissioner, Her Excellency Ms Susan Coles crosses the gangway during a short visit while HMAS Success is in the Seychelles on her return trip to Australia after serving in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success is homeward bound after a six month deployment in the Middle East undertaking duties as part of Operation MANITOU.

NATO operation supported by 'Odin'

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Navy Seahawk

Navy Seahawk "Odin" onboard HMAS Success prepares to conduct night flying operations while in the Middle East Region working under NATO Operation Ocean Shield.

Scouring the high seas from the air for signs of pirate activity would seem like a dream to most adventurers.

Standing united 11 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Michelle Rayner (author)

Commanding Officer USS Firebolt Lieutenant-Commander Mitch McGuffie (left) briefs Royal Australian Navy personnel on his ship’s capabilities. Petty Officer Jimmy Galletly; Commander Marcus Buttler; Leading Seaman Andy Saccoia; Lieutenant-Commander Peter Barnes; and Petty officer Steven Schonrock. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Commanding Officer USS Firebolt Lieutenant-Commander Mitch McGuffie (left) briefs Royal Australian Navy personnel on his ship’s capabilities. Petty Officer Jimmy Galletly; Commander Marcus Buttler; Leading Seaman Andy Saccoia; Lieutenant-Commander Peter Barnes; and Petty officer Steven Schonrock.

During their Operation MANITOU deployment, personnel from Maritime Operations Support Group and Combined Task Force 150 visited the US Navy Patrol Craft USS Firebolt for a tour. 

Plaudits for battle tanker

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Jake Badior (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia, CN (right) speaks with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhumad during a short visit onboard HMAS Success while alongside in the Middle East Region conducting their self maintenance period as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia, CN (right) speaks with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhumad during a short visit onboard HMAS Success while alongside in the Middle East Region conducting their self maintenance period as part of Operation MANITOU.

The Commander of Combined Task Force 150 visited HMAS Success during the ship’s recent self-maintenance period at the half way point of its Operation MANITOU deployment in the Middle East region.

HMAS Newcastle deploys to Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Jovanne Damiao, with Lizbeth and daughter Izabella, before departing on HMAS Newcastle, for the Middle Eastern region. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Jovanne Damiao, with Lizbeth and daughter Izabella, before departing on HMAS Newcastle, for the Middle Eastern region.

HMAS Newcastle was farewelled from Garden Island, Sydney on 1 April, setting course for the Middle East Region where she will spend six months deployed as part of Operation MANITOU.

Success's contribution to Op MANITOU throughout February

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhamad (left) and Petty Officer Boatswain Mathew Goward raise the Torres Straight Island and Aboriginal flags (respectively) onboard HMAS Success to recognise the Anniversary of the Apology to Members of the Stolen Generations whilst deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhamad (left) and Petty Officer Boatswain Mathew Goward raise the Torres Straight Island and Aboriginal flags (respectively) onboard HMAS Success to recognise the Anniversary of the Apology to Members of the Stolen Generations whilst deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has had a busy month deployed as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region.

Old allies say g’day in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) with Commanding Officer HMS Kent, Commander Andrew Block, RN during a replenishment at sea evolution while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) with Commanding Officer HMS Kent, Commander Andrew Block, RN during a replenishment at sea evolution while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

A replenishment at sea between Royal Navy ship, HMS Kent, and HMAS Success in the North Arabian Sea on 2 March provided an opportunity for each ship’s Executive Officer to work closely with a ship from their previous navies.

Maritime security mentoring in Mauritius

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CTF-150 Liaison Officers Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, Royal Australian Navy (back second from left) and Chief Petty Officer Steve Clark, Royal Canadian Navy (front third from left), with members of the Mauritius Coast Guard. (photo: CPO2 Clark, RCN)

CTF-150 Liaison Officers Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, Royal Australian Navy (back second from left) and Chief Petty Officer Steve Clark, Royal Canadian Navy (front third from left), with members of the Mauritius Coast Guard.

Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, who is deployed with the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 as part of Operation MANITOU, recently mentored members of the Mauritius Coast Guard during the annual multinational Exercise CUTLASS EXPRESS.