Topic: Operation MANITOU
September 02, 2016 by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
HMAS Perth prepare to take over patrol from HMAS Darwin in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
Perth has notched up more-than 10,000 nautical miles since leaving Australia on 7 June, and Commanding Officer, Captain Ivan Ingham, said his crew has now settled in to their Middle East deployment.
Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Esha Nona checks the Open Circuit Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (OCCABA) in HMAS Perth's Forward Repair Base, to ensure it is ready in case of emergency.
A childhood spent surrounded by water has led to a life on the water for one exceptional Torres Strait islander.
Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.
Seven long months away from home ended with an ecstatic family reunion for HMAS
Melbourne sailor Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler, after returning from Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.
February 28, 2016 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)
HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region.
After five successful narcotic seizures in the Middle East and 203 days away from home, Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS
Melbourne was welcomed back to her home port of Sydney today.
Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), congratulates Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas on a job well done during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain.
Australia has assumed command of Command Task Force 150 as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.
Youngest member of HMAS Darwin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin.
Darwin celebrated a significant milestone this week, notching up her one millionth nautical mile the same day as she sailed into her namesake city.
January 02, 2016 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)
(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.
Darwin has conducted a passage exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Escort Task Group 152 off the coast of Queensland.
Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Gemma Casserly is deployed as a Battlewatch Captain with Combined Task Force 150 in Bahrain for Operation MANITOU.
Forster's Gemma Casserly had to keep her Christmas cheer to the side in December, to focus on preventing maritime drug smugglers in the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer (PO) Marine Logistics - Personnel Shayne Firth Is deployed with Combined Task Force 150 at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain for Operation MANITOU.
Cairns resident Petty Officer Marine Logistics - Personnel Operations Shayne Firth is doing his bit in the ongoing fight to stop illegal drugs funding terrorism and reaching Australian shores.
Royal Australian Navy officer Captain Tony Aldred, Director Operations Combined Maritime Forces and Commander Maritime Operations Support Group, is seen at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain.
Australian leadership in a key Middle East role has been passed between two Royal Australian Navy officers who share a passion for maritime security operations.