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.