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  • 9 October 2017
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    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 […]

  • 30 May 2019
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    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. […]

  • 19 June 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga is returning from a Middle East deployment which saw the crew seize over AU$2 billion of narcotics over the course of eight months. In total, the Australian warship intercepted 16 vessels carrying illicit narcotics, seizing a total of around 31.8 tonnes of hashish and two tonnes of heroin valued […]

  • 18 March 2015
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    Australian Navy’s HMAS Success has had a busy month deployed as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region. Success conducted 12 replenishments at sea with ships from the United States, French, British, German, Turkish, Spanish, Dutch and Italian navies, transferring over 3,700 cubic meters (CZ) of fuel. Under direct support to Combined Task […]

  • 7 January 2015
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    Australian Navy’s HMAS Success conducted its first Replenishment At Sea (RAS) for its Op MANITOU deployment with ESPS Rayo off the coast of Djibouti on January 02, 2015. Success is an Auxiliary Oil Replenishment Ship force assigned to Joint Task Force 633 and as part of Combined Task Force 53, provides logistic support to coalition […]

  • 14 November 2016
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    Sailors onboard Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth returned to their homeport after six months away from home undertaking patrols of the Middle East as part of Operation Manitou. Commanding Officer Perth, Captain Ivan Ingham, was the first off the gangway and was met by his wife and Commander Surface Forces, Commodore Lee Goddard. He said […]

  • 28 December 2018
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    Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat seized over 900 kilos of heroin in two separate interceptions in the Middle East, the Royal Australian Navy has announced. In two boarding operations on December 21 and 23, the frigate’s crew seized approximately AU$279 million worth of narcotics as part of the ship’s operation Manitou deployment. Ballarat conducted flag verification […]

  • 25 May 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has continued her drug interception streak with an additional two hauls of illicit narcotics in the Arabian Sea. The narcotics were intercepted following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea this week and are valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million, according to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Illicit […]

  • 29 October 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat got underway from her homeport Fleet Base West at Garden Island on October 28 to start her Middle East deployment. The 190 sailors and officer on board will spend the next nine months conducting maritime security operations as part of the Australian defense forces’ operation Manitou. Commander Australian Fleet, […]

  • 8 September 2015
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    HMAS Newcastle is heading home to Sydney after a successful deployment to the Middle East region, where she seized the second-biggest illegal drug haul in Combined Maritime Forces history. The Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate was deployed as part of Operation MANITOU, Australia’s contribution to the US-led multi-national Combined Maritime Forces where she made […]

  • 3 January 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga seized almost eight tons of hashish and 69 kilograms of heroin from three separate vessels in the Arabian Sea over a course of two days. The crew of Warramunga seized the drugs in an operation spanning between December 27 and 29, 2017. According to the Australian Navy, the illegal drug haul […]

  • 14 May 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has seized 295 kilograms of heroin from a vessel in the Arabian Sea. Following the detection of a suspect vessel in the Arabian Sea by Warramunga’s Seahawk Romeo helicopter, a boarding party search uncovered a number of packages containing heroin. After being transferred to Warramunga, the narcotics were disposed […]

  • 17 July 2017
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta trained with Tanzanian crime fighters during her final port visit as part of Combined Task Force 150. The Australian team hosted six officers from the maritime detachment of the Tanzanian Transnational Organised Crime Unit June 21-22, conducting maritime capacity building training evolutions while the ship was alongside in Dar […]

  • 14 November 2016
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta and her ship’s company of 191 departed HMAS Stirling naval base at Rockingham, Western Australia for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region. Family and friends gathered on the wharf to farewell the crew who will deploy for around nine months. Commander Cameron Steil, HMAS Arunta Commanding Officer, said […]

  • 12 January 2017
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    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta recently completed her first underway replenishment in the Gulf of Aden during her deployment to the Middle East. HMAS Arunta deployed under the Australian operation Manitou which supports the US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to fight terrorism and prevent piracy. The frigate completed her first RAS in company with US Navy oiler USNS […]

  • 15 December 2014
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    HMAS Toowoomba completed a successful Operation MANITOU maritime security deployment to the Middle East Region on Saturday, 13 December 2014, and is heading home to Perth. Deployed as part of Australia’s Joint Task Force 633, Toowoomba conducted security patrols as part of the international community’s Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. […]

  • 5 May 2015
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    Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter crew embarked in HMAS Success operated in support of Operation OCEAN SHIELD, a NATO counter-piracy operation around the Horn of Africa, in early April. The Seahawk crew and their helicopter ‘Odin’ have been deployed to the Middle East since November 2014 as part of Operation MANITOU. Seahawk pilot Lieutenant Alister Auld has […]

  • 7 June 2016
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    Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth today departed HMAS Stirling naval base at Rockingham, Western Australia for her first operational deployment to the Middle East region for Operation Manitou. Perth’s departure is the first operational deployment for an Anzac Class frigate with the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade. The frigate completed the upgrade in October […]

  • 12 May 2017
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    Royal Australia Navy frigate HMAS Arunta seized some 250 kilograms of heroin from a vessel off the coast of Africa. The interdiction took place on May 10 in the waters of the Indian Ocean. This is also Arunta’s second narcotic interdiction since she joined counter-terrorism operations in December last year. Following detection by a Royal New Zealand […]

  • 9 February 2015
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    We bring you this impressive image of the Australian Navy’s Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Matthew Galloway signalling to the HMAS Success Seahawk “ODIN” as it is secured after flight in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. HMAS Success sailed to the Middle East Region in November 2014 for a six-month deployment as part of Operation […]

  • 30 April 2015
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    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 […]

  • 14 May 2015
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    Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Success has completed her five-month deployment to Operation MANITOU and is heading home to Fleet Base East, Sydney. Deployed as part of Australia’s Joint Task Force 633, the Durance class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship was initially assigned to US Fifth Fleet Task Force 53, to provide logistic support to coalition […]

  • 16 March 2015
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    Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer met HMAS Newcastle in Jervis Bay in the first week of March to review the ship’s readiness to deploy on Operation MANITOU. The visit included the opportunity for Rear Admiral Mayer to view boarding party operations, damage control exercises, and speak with ship’s company. During a brief to […]

  • 19 September 2014
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    HMAS Toowoomba arrived in the Middle East Region (MER) on 10 August 2014 on Operation MANITOU for tasking within the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).   Operation MANITOU is the Australian Government’s contribution to the international effort to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity in the MER. Toowoomba’s Commanding Officer, Commander Cath Hayes, said Toowoomba’s team […]

  • 5 January 2017
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    An eventful 2016 has shown that the Royal Australian Navy’s 33-year old Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Darwin still packs a punch. The frigate deployed on two operations and worked with a number of foreign navies across the globe. The year started with a bang, with the ship’s company viewing the New Years fireworks off the Gold […]

  • 10 August 2015
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    233 officers and sailors departed for the Middle East region yesterday onboard HMAS Melbourne from Garden Island, Sydney. Australian Navy’s Melbourne will spend six months conducting counter terrorism, counter piracy and narcotics interdiction operations as part of Combined Maritime Forces’ Operation MANITOU. While deployed, the vessel will build on the success of recent Navy rotations, disrupting […]

  • 2 June 2016
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    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Darwin has seized almost one tonne of heroin in three separate busts off the coast of Africa. The frigate made the interceptions, worth up to AU$800 million in late May while deployed to the U.S. Navy led Combined Maritime Forces. With the support of a Combined Maritime Force (CMF) surveillance […]

  • 3 June 2015
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    After six months conducting maritime counter terrorism, counter piracy and maritime support operations in the Middle East, HMAS Success returned home to Garden Island, Sydney today. The ship’s company were reunited with loved ones, who lined the wharf to welcome home the replenishment ship after a successful Operation MANITOU mission. While originally tasked with providing […]

  • 10 March 2015
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    As part of its deployment on Operation MANITOU, HMAS Success spent some time in the company of the USS Iwo Jima while transiting through the Gulf of Aden. Success conducted a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) evolution with Iwo Jima, transferring 685 cubic meters (CZ) of F76 marine diesel fuel, and 405 CZ of F44 aviation fuel to the […]