UAE Officers visit Battle Tanker

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Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben McNeil shows a small group of United Arab Emirates Navy Officers around HMAS Success' embarked Seahawk 'ODIN' during a ship tour while alongside conducting her self maintenance period as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)
Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben McNeil shows a small group of United Arab Emirates Navy Officers around HMAS Success' embarked Seahawk 'ODIN' during a ship tour while alongside conducting her self maintenance period as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success recently hosted a number of United Arab Emirates Navy officers while alongside in Dubai for a brief self-maintenance period.

Twenty United Arab Emirates Navy engineering officers toured the ship, becoming familiar with her current role and capabilities.

Commanding Officer Success Captain Justin Jones hosted an on-board lunch for senior officers, including Staff Colonels Hisham Abdullah Ali Al Shurafa and Mohamed Rashed Hasan Bani Shumaili.

Sailing from Dubai on completion of the self-maintenance period, two junior United Arab Emirates Navy Sub Lieutenants joined the ship’s company for a two-night sea familiarisation.

The Sub Lieutenants, training to be communications and navigation officers respectively, were given a glimpse of the daily work routine of Success.

“Usually we have about 20 crew members on our ship and our biggest has 80,” said Sub-Lieutenant Obaid Al Dhanhani.

“In a big ship like this with crew of around 230 it is great to see how everyone works as a team.”

HMAS Success  is in the Middle East region, deployed as part of Operation MANITOU, Australia's Defence contribution to the region's maritime security.  She will spend Anzac Day in Lemnos to assist with commemorations marking the centenary of the First World War.