HMAS Toowoomba departs Middle East

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba is returning home to Australia after completing a six-month deployment to the Middle East. Toowoomba has concluded her assignment to Joint Task Force 633 as part of Operation MANITOU, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations, operating in the waters stretching from the Southern Arabian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden. The ship made a…

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Nightmare delivers the goods in the Southern Arabian Gulf

April 19, 2020 – HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked MH-60R helicopter, call sign ‘Nightmare’, was critical in conducting ship-to-shore movement recently in the Southern Arabian Gulf. Toowoomba normally relies on many of the international ports within the region to conduct logistic and respite visits. In the wake of COVID-19 quarantine measures, this resupply was slightly different. To ensure Toowoomba continued to conduct…

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HMAS Toowoomba Narcotics Interdiction

March 30, 2020 – HMAS Toowoomba has interdicted over 3,000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden. The Anzac class frigate is deployed under Operation MANITOU, Australia’s contribution to support international efforts to promote security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East Region. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said this…

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