Topic: Operation MANITOU
(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.
Published on May 25, 2018 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.
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'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.
May 15, 2018 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.
Warramunga’s Combined Engineering Support Team (WCEST) has successfully completed its scheduled works in Bahrain.
Medical Officer Lieutenant Justin Kelly performs medical checks on a member of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.
Justin Kelly has left behind the beaches of Newcastle for the open ocean on a deployment to the Middle East with the Royal Australian Navy.
Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017.
The crew of HMAS
Newcastle have conducted a fundraiser with a difference to support a local school that shares a strong affiliation with the ship.
Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Electronics Technician Luke Pozzi with HMAS Warramunga’s 3D printer after printing a pressure sensing adaptor during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU.
Embracing new technologies and applying innovative solutions to problems is becoming a regular occurrence onboard HMAS
Parcels of narcotics seized by HMAS Warramunga lay on the upper deck of a vessel as part of an illicit cargo seizure during a narcotics interdiction operation.
The crew of Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS
Warramunga has intercepted two vessels and seized approximately eight tonnes of hashish valued at approximately $400 million during operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea.
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.
A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion flies past HMAS Warramunga's boarding team during an operation in the Western Indian Ocean.
Warramunga’s crew has conducted one of the largest drug seizures in Operation MANITOU ’s history as part of the Australian-led Combined Task Force 150.