Topic: Operation MANITOU

Third Mother’s Day away for Navy mum

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kiralee Ekin holds a letter from her son on the forecastle of HMAS Toowoomba during a six-month deployment in the Middle East Region for Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kiralee Ekin holds a letter from her son on the forecastle of HMAS Toowoomba during a six-month deployment in the Middle East Region for Operation MANITOU.

Life on the sea is definitely for sailor Kiralee, although this Bateman’s Bay local said it will be that little bit harder around Mother’s Day.

Nightmare delivers the goods in the Southern Arabian Gulf

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dean Williams (author), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH-60R helicopter is secured on the flight deck after delivering priority stores and mail during a patrol in the Southern Arabian Gulf. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH-60R helicopter is secured on the flight deck after delivering priority stores and mail during a patrol in the Southern Arabian Gulf.

HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked MH-60R helicopter ‘Nightmare’ was critical in conducting ship-to-shore movement recently in the Southern Arabian Gulf - in the wake of COVID-19 quarantine measures, this resupply was slightly different.

Toowoomba MTs prove ‘cam-do’ attitude on operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Filiberto Hernandez (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Greg Gonzalez, front, and Able Seaman Marine Technician Jesse Jansen reassemble the final pieces onto HMAS Toowoomba's propulsion diesel engine after a camshaft replacement. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Greg Gonzalez, front, and Able Seaman Marine Technician Jesse Jansen reassemble the final pieces onto HMAS Toowoomba's propulsion diesel engine after a camshaft replacement.

The Navy adage “The Team Works” is in action in HMAS Toowoomba as the ship operates through the southern Arabian Gulf on Operation MANITOU.

Toowoomba interdicts thousands of kilos of narcotics

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

150 parcels of illicit drugs including hashish and heroin are made ready for destruction on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba after a successful boarding as part of Operation MANITOU on 19 March 2020. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

150 parcels of illicit drugs including hashish and heroin are made ready for destruction on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba after a successful boarding as part of Operation MANITOU on 19 March 2020.

HMAS Toowoomba has interdicted over 3000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden.

Toowoomba and FS Guépratte exercise in Gulf of Aden

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts manoeuvres with French Navy frigate FS Guépratte in the Arabian Sea while on patrol in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.  (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts manoeuvres with French Navy frigate FS Guépratte in the Arabian Sea while on patrol in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.

HMAS Toowoomba exercised with French Ship Guépratte in vicinity of the Gulf of Aden recently as part of the Australian warship’s support to Combined Task Force 150.

Toowoomba provides overwatch in Strait of Hormuz

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba maintains a watch on shipping traffic in the Gulf of Oman as part of the International Maritime Security Construct. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba maintains a watch on shipping traffic in the Gulf of Oman as part of the International Maritime Security Construct.

HMAS Toowoomba has completed the first patrol of her six month deployment to the Middle East on Operation MANITOU.

Toowoomba departs for sixth Middle East deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Family members watch on as HMAS Toowoomba departs Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Family members watch on as HMAS Toowoomba departs Fleet Base West, WA.

The Anzac Class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has departed her homeport of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia for a six-month deployment to the Middle East.

A heroes’ welcome for HMAS Ballarat

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Families and friends welcome home HMAS Ballarat to Fleet Base West, Western Australia after a nine-month deployment on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Families and friends welcome home HMAS Ballarat to Fleet Base West, Western Australia after a nine-month deployment on Operation MANITOU.

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has been enthusiastically welcomed home to Australia following a highly successful nine-month deployment as part of Operation MANITOU.

Albury sailor returns from drug-busting deployment

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee in the engine room on board HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee in the engine room on board HMAS Ballarat.

While working as a supermarket manager in Albury, New South Wales, Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee wanted something more.

From the Glasshouse Mountains to the Middle East

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn and FLTLT Dion Isaacson (author)

LSPTI Jacob Machen on board HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

LSPTI Jacob Machen on board HMAS Ballarat.

Leading Seaman Jacob Machen was always active growing up in the Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland - his weekends were full of sports.