Topic: Operation MANITOU

Perth returns from Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cameron Duggan and his fiancé Pip Garvey on the wharf after HMAS Perth returned to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after six-months deployed on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cameron Duggan and his fiancé Pip Garvey on the wharf after HMAS Perth returned to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after six-months deployed on Operation MANITOU.

Excited friends and family of the 191 men and women onboard HMAS Perth waved from the wharf as the frigate pulled alongside after six months away from home undertaking patrols of thr Middle East as part of  Operation MANITOU.

Commonwealth colleagues prepare for task

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Natasha Callan (author and photographer)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Eric Mellberg, Captain Scott, Lieutenant RainaTaggart and Lieutenant diju Kanjiraparambil conduct CTF 150 preparations in Halifax. (photo: LEUT Natasha Callan)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Eric Mellberg, Captain Scott, Lieutenant RainaTaggart and Lieutenant diju Kanjiraparambil conduct CTF 150 preparations in Halifax.

A group of Navy personnel have acclimatised after completing their staff integration and mission validation in Halifax for the forthcoming rotation with the Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East.  

Medics essential on the open seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black in the sickbay onboard HMAS Perth. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black in the sickbay onboard HMAS Perth.

A medic is an essential sailor on a Navy ship heading out on an operational deployment. There is no floating hospital in the middle of an ocean to assist sailors, nor is there an ambulance. There is only a helicopter to take people back to land.

Arunta sails for extended mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Friends and family of HMAS Arunta farewelled their loved ones from the wharf at Fleet Base West as the ship departed for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Friends and family of HMAS Arunta farewelled their loved ones from the wharf at Fleet Base West as the ship departed for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region.

There was a sombre tone at HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, as the 191 men and women serving in HMAS Arunta said goodbye to loved ones and joined the frigate to depart for close to nine months in the Middle East.

Team Perth airs the laundry

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Petrie (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Perth proudly shows support and thanks for Aussie Hero Quilts during an operational deployment port visit in Muscat, Oman. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Perth proudly shows support and thanks for Aussie Hero Quilts during an operational deployment port visit in Muscat, Oman.

Creating one of the most unusual sights of her deployment, HMAS Perth's 5-inch gun, harpoon anti-ship missile launchers and forecastle were all draped in hand-made quilts while alongside in Muscat, Oman recently.

Engineering study put to the test

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Assistant Marine Engineer Officer, Lieutenant Coral Belcher, in the Machinery Control Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.   (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Assistant Marine Engineer Officer, Lieutenant Coral Belcher, in the Machinery Control Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.

Arunta’s Assistant Marine Engineer Officer, Lieutenant Coral Belcher, is putting seven years of study to work in the Anzac frigate, as part of the team deployed in the Middle East.

Sensors sailor relishes operational role

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Andrew Dingle, in front of HMAS Arunta alongside at Fleet Base West, Garden Island. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Andrew Dingle, in front of HMAS Arunta alongside at Fleet Base West, Garden Island.

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Andrew Dingle is realising his career aspirations onboard HMAS Arunta as part of the Royal Australian Navy team sailing to the Middle East.

Exchange proves rewarding for warfare officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes, presents Lieutenant Commander Oliver Nokes with a bronze commendation during an awards ceremony onboard HMAS Perth at Muscat, Oman. HMAS Perth is nearing the end of her Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes, presents Lieutenant Commander Oliver Nokes with a bronze commendation during an awards ceremony onboard HMAS Perth at Muscat, Oman. HMAS Perth is nearing the end of her Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East Region.

HMAS Perth’s  Operations Officer, Principal Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander Oliver (Olly) Nokes has been commended by Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes during the ship’s final hours alongside in Muscat, Oman.

Anti-drug operations form bond

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Richard Morris (author and photographer)

Members from Seychelles National Drug Enforcement Agency enjoy a damage control display during a tour of HMAS Perth. (photo: LEUT Morris)

Members from Seychelles National Drug Enforcement Agency enjoy a damage control display during a tour of HMAS Perth.

HMAS Perth is conducting counter-terrorism operations in the Indian Ocean region, under the command of Combined Task Force 150. 

Middle East mission develops sailor's skills

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mitch Rodway in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Perth.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mitch Rodway in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Perth.

Able Seaman Mitchell Rodway is a member of the ship's company of HMAS Perth who, like the ship, is on his first operational deployment to the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU.