The distance line is hauled in onboard HMAS Newcastle from the French Replenishment Ship, FS Var, as both ships conduct a RAS(L) (Replenishment at Sea-Liquids). HMAS Newcastle is tasked to carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean in support of Operation MANITOU.
Newcastle counter narcotics opertations in the Middle East are part of the Combined Maritime Forces in the region, supported by many nations.
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.
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.
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.
Success is homeward bound after a six month deployment in the Middle East undertaking duties as part of Operation MANITOU.
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.
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.
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.
April 01, 2015 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.
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.
Soldiers from HMAS Tobruk load a front end loader onto their ship as part of the supplies the ship will carry to Vanuatu to help support Operation PACIFIC ASSIST.
Tobruk steams towards the cyclone ravaged islands of Vanuatu, ship's company and embarked forces are working hard to make sure they are ready to deliver assistance.
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.
Success has had a busy month deployed as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region.