Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
The Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has seized more than 900 kilos of heroin worth approximately $279 million during two boarding operations that took place 21-23 December 2018 as part of Operation MANITOU.
Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat has completed a successful first patrol in the Middle East. Over seven days, the Australian warship conducted joint operations with the US Coast Guard and the Iraqi and Kuwaiti navies, and carried out almost 90 vessel boardings and approaches.
Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat and her Ship’s Company of 190 officers and sailors departed Fleet Base West at Garden Island, Western Australia for maritime security operations in the Middle East on Sunday 28 October 2018.
Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
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