Officers in Charge (OIC) and Second Officers in Charge (2IC) of HMAS Toowoomba’s boarding party teams, speak with HMAS Darwin’s boarding party OIC’s and 2IC’s, in the wardroom of HMAS Toowoomba, while conducting a hand over for Operation Manitou. *** Local Caption *** HMAS Toowooomba is deployed to the Middle East Region (MER) as the 58th rotation of a Royal Australian Navy warship to the MER since the first Gulf War in 1990 and the first full deployment under Operation Manitou

Operation Manitou is the Australian Defence Force contribution to the international campaign against terrorism, counter smuggling and counter piracy in the Middle East maritime security environment, an area of over two million square miles, encompassing the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the gulf of Oman.

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