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  • 20 October 2015

    Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender sailed from Portsmouth, England to the Middle East to carry out security operations which will be part of her second major deployment. The crew of 190 left their home port, October 19, to take over duties from sister ship HMS Duncan and spend nine months working with allies in the Middle East and […]

  • 9 January 2013

    The Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has departed her home port of Fleet Base West in Western Australia for a six-month deployment to the Middle East. Toowoomba and her crew of 180 men and women will relieve HMAS Anzac, which has been in the Middle East for the past six months. Toowoomba’s deployment […]

  • 31 December 2015

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate, HMAS Darwin, sailed for the Middle East region December 30. The 229 Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard had a curtailed Christmas break, having just completed a significant period of training in preparation for their Operation MANITOU role. Darwin’s deployment is the 62nd rotation of a Royal Australian Navy ship […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s Adelaide class guided-missile frigate HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06) is on its way to the Middle East region. After departing the port of Mumbai, India, the vessel navigated through the narrow channel of the lock system. HMAS Newcastle will spend six months deployed in Middle Eastern Operation MANITOU. This marks the vessel’s 60th rotation and the fifth […]

  • 9 October 2017

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga departed Fleet Base East at Garden Island, Sydney for nine months of maritime security operations in the Middle East. The frigate and her crew of 190 were farewelled by Australian defense minister, Senator Marise Payne, and the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett. Minister Payne said Warramunga would […]

  • 2 September 2016

    HMAS 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. “The first phase was getting to the Middle East region and on the way we travelled via Indonesia and Sri Lanka interacting […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, considered the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations spanning six continents training together across the Middle East. The exercise is organized and led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. Through the course of this […]

  • 11 February 2016

    Having seized almost a tonne of heroin and made more than 50 boarding operations, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne is now returning home to Australia. The guided missile frigate handed over maritime security responsibilities to sister ship, HMAS Darwin, after five months of operations in support of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and more than six […]

  • 10 January 2020

    Japan revealed plans to send a warship and patrol planes to the Middle East in order to ensure the safety of Japan-affiliated vessels in the region.  The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Takanami-class destroyer Takanami (DD-110) and two Japanese Deployment Air-Force for Counter-Piracy Enforcement Forces (DAPE) P-3C maritime patrol aircraft will be deployed in the […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy and coalition assets completed the US 5th Fleet Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise on September 18. As explained, the multi-faceted exercise was conducted to ensure maritime stability and security in the US Central Command area of responsibility, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic […]

  • 30 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Duncan returned to naval base Portsmouth from her maiden nine-month deployment to the Middle East on November 27. The Type 45 destroyer – the UK’s newest warship – left the UK in March and has sailed 43,000 nautical miles and visited 14 countries. She has policed busy shipping lanes in seven different seas and […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Montrose and two Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs) hosted the UK’s Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology during a port visit to the United Arab Emirates. Mr Philip Dunne MP visited Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose and MCMVs HMS Quorn and HMS Atherstone whilst they were alongside in Abu Dhabi carrying out regional […]

  • 28 January 2016

    A Royal Australian Navy Admiral last week transferred the command the Australian Defence Forces’ Joint Task Force 633, which operates in the Middle East to an Air Marshal. During a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp Baird, Australia’s main operating base in the Middle East, Rear Admiral Trevor Jones handed over command of the task force […]

  • 2 May 2019

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) deployed to the Pacific and the Middle East together with ships from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P Murtha (LPD 26) and Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and USS Boxer departed Naval […]

  • 30 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Eleven Sailors and one Marine assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) visited Apollo Middle School April 26 to give students perspective on Navy life during Fleet Week Port Everglades. During the visit, Sailors discussed their mission, benefits, and experiences in the naval service with the students. The Sailors answered a variety […]

  • 14 February 2012

    Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon Dr Mike Kelly, AM, MP and the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN were today on the wharf to farewell HMAS Melbourne, as she sailed for her third tour of duty as part of Operation Slipper. Family and friends waved an emotional goodbye to the […]

  • 24 November 2014

    After months of preparation, HMAS Success departed Garden Island in Sydney today for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Region to provide logistic support for coalition forces as part of Operation MANITOU. Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, representing the Minister for Defence, and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, […]

  • 17 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s ‘Purple Pony’, HMAS Toowoomba, is mid-way through her six-month deployment, patrolling the expanses of the Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, and Indian Ocean. The Frigate Helicopter (FFH) frigate is currently assigned to Operation SLIPPER in the Middle East and is predominantly assigned to the Australian-led Combined […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy frigate HMS Northumberland returned to Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth on Friday, 5 December, after a successful patrol policing international shipping lanes in the Middle East. The vessel’s return marks the end of a successful seven-month patrol in the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean. The ship has been engaged in a wide range […]

  • 2 October 2017

    US Navy destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) got underway from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on September 28 for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. While deployed, the ship will conduct theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations. Having steadily worked through a sustainment cycle, the ship’s commanding officer […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin has completed its first patrol in the Middle East region, arriving into the Port of Muscat, Oman. The 23-day patrol within the Combined Maritime Forces will be the ship’s longest single stretch at sea during this deployment. Darwin’s ship’s company conducted several boardings, with the highlight […]

  • 14 June 2013

    HMAS Toowoomba was welcomed home today from a six-month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO). The homecoming ceremony was attended by Minister for Defence, the Honourable Stephen Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Defence and Senator for Western Australia, Senator the Honourable David Johnston, Senior Officer Commodore Peter Lockwood DSC, CSC, RAN, RTD, […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    849 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) has set off for the Gulf this week to support Royal Navy and coalition forces on operations in the Middle East. 849 NAS has played an essential role in training the Culdrose Sea King Force aircrew and engineers as well as supporting frontline operations. It has also supported various UK […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy will maintain “an enduring presence” in the Middle East according to its senior commander in the region. With work on a new £6m headquarters in Bahrain under way, Commodore Keith Blount says the investment is part of a long-term commitment to keep Royal Navy units in the region – building on a […]

  • 28 September 2015

    After 180 days deployed, HMAS Newcastle returned triumphantly from the Middle East region to Garden Island, Sydney yesterday, September 27. Newcastle intercepted around 1.4 tonnes of heroin, valued at approximately AUD$1.2 billion dollars while deployed on Operation MANITOU. The ship’s company of 228 were welcomed back by Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy, along with family […]

  • 6 January 2012

      For many, filling up the tank at their local petrol station would have no connection to the Royal Australian Navy. Most Australians would not realise that some of the goods they purchase at the supermarket and the fuel they consume has been provided safe passage to our shores by Australian sailors deployed to the […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 60 departed Naval Station Norfolk on March 27 for a six-month deployment to the Navy’s 5th and 6th fleet areas of operation. The Leyte Gulf crew went through a demanding training cycle in preparation for its upcoming mission and recently took part […]

  • 21 September 2015

    Indian Naval Ships Deepak, Delhi, Tabar and Trishul are currently visiting Muscat, Oman, to enhance bilateral ties. The vessels entered Muscat, Oman, on September 19 and are scheduled to continue their deployment on September 22. During the visit, the warships will have professional interactions with the defence forces for enhancing co-operation and sharing the nuances of naval […]

  • 30 May 2019

    The crew of Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat seized over AU$1 billion worth of drugs during her nine months of operations in the Middle East. The frigate achieved this by seizing over 12.9 tonnes of hashish, 1.4 tonnes of heroin and a small amount of methyl amphetamines, with a combined worth of AU$1.073 billion. […]