Topic: Operation MANITOU
During a recent Replenishment at Sea with European Naval Forces Flag Ship, Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Johan de Witt, HMAS Success received a visit from Force Commander Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren, Swedish Navy.
HMAS Success’s ship’s company recently witnessed the awesome display of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s amphibious vessel USS Iwo Jima.
HMAS Success and her boarding team came to the rescue of a local cargo dhow in the Middle East on 10 February after responding to a distress call and finding the vessel taking on water.
HMAS Success is showing her versatility in a multi-role capacity while deployed to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region.
A Marine Technician on board HMAS Success has been praised for initiating a series of innovative projects to improve his ship’s capability and the safety of those on board.
It’s all in a day’s work for HMAS Success, as she has completed two maritime engagement operations with local fisherman off the Arabian Sea in the space of an afternoon.
With Christmas and the New Year behind them, Royal Australian Navy personnel deployed as part of Combined Task Force 150 have been straight into a year of deterring and disrupting terrorism related activity on the high seas in the Middle East Region.
On 24 December 2014, in the middle of operations in the Middle East four HMAS Success sailors achieved a significant milestone.
HMAS Success has displayed the ongoing co-operation necessary amongst the nations of the Combined Maritime Forces, conducting a boarding operation in the Middle East Region with the help Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Dewey.
Friends and family lined the wharf as HMAS Toowoomba departed Fleet Base West for their Operation MANITOU deployment over the weekend. The 191-strong ship’s company enjoyed their last few hours on Australian soil with their loved ones before the ship’s horn sounded and the order was given to ‘man ship’.