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  • 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 […]

  • 4 February 2016
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    The crew of the Royal Australian Navy’s guided missile frigate HMAS Melbourne made their fifth drug seizure in Operation Manitou as they seized around 65kg of heroin from a dhow in the Indian Ocean. The hidden drugs were discovered when Melbourne’s boarding party searched a suspect vessel during Melbourne’s last maritime security patrol with the multinational Combined Maritime Forces […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMAS Toowoomba deployed as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region to support maritime security including counter-piracy and counter-narcotics operations.   Commanding Officer Commander Catherine Hayes, who will be the first female to lead an Australian ship to the region, said the past months of intensive training had prepared the sailors and officers for the […]

  • 1 April 2015
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    Australian Navy’s Adelaide class frigate HMAS Newcastle was farewelled from Garden Island, Sydney on 1 April, setting course for the Middle East region where she will spend six months deployed as part of Operation MANITOU. Commanding Officer Newcastle Commander Dominic MacNamara said this specific ship had contributed significantly to security in the region. Our departure is the […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Melbourne is hard at work on her first Operation MANITOU patrol of her current deployment with the multi-national Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East and northern Indian Ocean. This is Melbourne’s eighth deployment to the Middle East and her second deployment with the Combined Maritime Forces in the past two years. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Training & Education

    HMAS Perth has successfully completed an intense training and assessment phase prior to the ship deploying in support of Operation MANITOU. The period culminated in Perth being declared ‘mission ready’ by Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell recently. Perth has spent the past few weeks aggressively defending herself against air, surface and sub-surface threats as well […]

  • 7 October 2015
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    HMAS Melbourne’s crew has seized 427 kilograms of heroin hidden in a fishing dhow carrying the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean. The intercept occurred during Melbourne’s first patrol of her current Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East region. The crew of HMAS Melbourne observed the dhow operating suspiciously and a boarding party via […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Newcastle has started her fourth and final patrol as part of Operation MANITOU with a new focus to provide theatre security cooperation support in the Arabian Gulf. Operating as part of one of the three task forces operated by Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East region her role has focussed on […]

  • 12 November 2014
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    A small team of Australian mine warfare specialists recently deployed under Operation MANITOU as part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX 14). The focus of the exercise involved countering sea mines and developing international partnerships. Commander Max Muller, the Commander Australian Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group, led Australia’s commitment during the exercise. […]

  • 2 March 2016
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    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin has started patrols under Operation Manitou having replaced sister ship HMAS Melbourne. The crew of HMAS Darwin has benefited from mission-specific training in the Kingdom of Bahrain, prior to setting out on the ship’s first patrol with Combined Task Force 150. The training focused primarily on boarding […]

  • 11 May 2015
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    Australian Navy’s HMAS Newcastle has arrived in the Middle East Region and has commenced her first patrol as part of Operation MANITOU after officially joining the operation on 1 May 2015. Newcastle departed for her first patrol as part of a six-month rotation that will see her cover approximately 2.5 million square miles of international […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Success is homeward bound after a six month deployment in the Middle East undertaking duties as part of Operation MANITOU. During a respite and refuelling stop in the Seychelles, Success hosted luncheon on behalf of their former Commander on MANITOU, Commander Joint Task Force 633, Rear Admiral Trevor Jones. Invitees included Australian […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 August 2015
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    During May and June Australian Navy’s HMAS Newcastle was patrolling with the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East region. During the patrols, the ship’s company discovered more than 1305kg of narcotics in two boardings. Now in the second half of her deployment, Newcastle has completed five successful seizures since starting patrols with Australia’s Operation MANITOU. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 4 February 2019
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations in the Arabian Sea. The Australian Navy said the seizures were worth approximately AU$105 million and AU$103.5 million respectively. The interceptions took place on 28 and 29 January 2019 as part of […]

  • 27 July 2016
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    Last month, on completion of her fifth and final patrol on Operation MANITOU, HMAS Darwin took a moment to recognise the extraordinary efforts of the crew who ensured the success of her deployment. Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes was onboard Darwin in the port of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, to […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin was welcomed home at Garden Island in Sydney as she returned from a seven month deployment to the Middle East. Darwin seized a large amount of drugs and weapons while deployed on Operation Manitou, disrupting the ability of international terrorist groups to fund their illegal activities. Australia’s Prime Minister, the Honourable Malcolm […]

  • 30 November 2016
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    The crew of Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac class frigate HMAS Arunta recently took the opportunity to conduct exercises with their Indian Navy counterparts after a port visit to Goa, India. After a short period alongside that included games of cricket and volleyball, Arunta sailed from Goa in company with the Indian Navy’s Talwar-class frigate Teg […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]