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HMAS Warramunga returns from record breaking patrol

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Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Anthony Blowfield steps off the gangway as the crew of HMAS Warramunga are welcomed home to Fleet Base East, Sydney after being deployed for eight months on Operation Manitou (Image Dept of Defence)

Following nine months on deployment in the Middle East, HMAS Warramunga has returned home to a hero’s welcome. 

Following nine months on deployment in the Middle East, HMAS Warramunga has returned home to a hero’s welcome. 

Operation Manitou is the Australian Defence Force’s contribution to support international efforts to promote maritime security, stability and the free flow of legitimate maritime commerce in the Middle East region.

Warramunga made a significant impact on terrorist and criminal organisations by denying them approximately $2.17 billion in funding from illegal narcotics, including 31.8 tonnes of hashish and two tonnes of heroin from 16 smuggling vessels. 

While deployed, Warramunga conducted counter-terrorism and maritime security operations as part of Combined Task Force 150.

She also regularly operated as part of the multi-national coalition of Combined Maritime Forces, a 32-nation partnership established to defeat terrorism, prevent piracy, encourage regional co-operation and promote a safe maritime environment.

“I congratulate the professional men and women in Warramunga who have worked so hard to achieve this unprecedented outcome. Your commitment and focus has made a substantial and lasting difference," said Defence Minister Marise Payne who, along with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, greeted the crew and their families upon the return of the Anzac Class frigate. 

HMAS Warramunga returns from record breaking patrol
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