Topic: Operation MANITOU

HMAS Arunta departs the Middle East to return home

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author)

HMAS Arunta's S70-B Helicopter (Skeletor) lands onboard during a patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Arunta's S70-B Helicopter (Skeletor) lands onboard during a patrol in the Middle East region.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta is returning home to Australia after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment by a Navy vessel since 1990.

Maritime security tasking for Leading Seaman

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nathan Kallin conducts maintenance on a search and track illumination radar on HMAS Newcastle.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nathan Kallin conducts maintenance on a search and track illumination radar on HMAS Newcastle.

Conducting maritime security operations on a warship in the Middle East was a career milestone that one particular Royal Australian Navy sailor was very keen to achieve.

Arunta assists Tanzanian crime-fighters

Published on by LEUT Will Ross (author), LEUT Dee Garbutt (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's Boatswains Mates train Tanzanian Transnational Organised Crime Unit personnel in small boat approaches in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta's Boatswains Mates train Tanzanian Transnational Organised Crime Unit personnel in small boat approaches in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tanzanian counter-narcotics professionals have sharpened their crime-fighting sea skills thanks to a visit by the crew from Australian frigate, HMAS Arunta.

Lesmurdie local completes longest deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Thorpe (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Andrew Diamond aboard HMAS Arunta at sea. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Andrew Diamond aboard HMAS Arunta at sea.

A Perth hills local is one of the crew members recently returned to Australia after serving in HMAS Arunta in the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU.

Operational ‘old hand’ keeps comms on point

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Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Christopher Soles on the starboard waist of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Christopher Soles on the starboard waist of HMAS Newcastle.

Life as a communication sailor in the Navy brings a world of possibilities, as Leading Seaman Chris Soles has discovered.

Operational overwatch complete for Aircrewman

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrew Karl Beyer is seen in HMAS Arunta's Helecopter (Predator) while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Aircrew Karl Beyer is seen in HMAS Arunta's Helecopter (Predator) while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

Navy’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopters have had a long history of supporting naval operations, and ‘Predator’ and its crew have not let that heritage down.

Small arms maintenance monitored

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Janes on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Janes on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle.

Patrolling the high seas in a warship thousands of kilometres from home is the new reality for Leading Seaman Boastwains Mate Isaac Janes, who sailed for the Middle East region recently.

Crew cuts for cancer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Eren Ulusoy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's engineering department shave their heads to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle's engineering department shave their heads to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave.

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.

Middle East mission for HMAS Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Ship's company line the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle on departure for Operation Manitou in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Ship's company line the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle on departure for Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

HMAS Newcastle and her ship’s company of 230 have departed Garden Island, Sydney en route for her sixth deployment to the Middle East region.

UN anti-drug day marked on ops

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's sailors weigh illegal narcotics seized during their operation Manitou patrol in the Middle East region on 8 June 2017. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta's sailors weigh illegal narcotics seized during their operation Manitou patrol in the Middle East region on 8 June 2017.

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.