WARSHIPS OPERATING IN SUPPORT OF CTF150 CONTINUE PRESENCE PATROLS IN THE WESTERN GULF OF ADEN

HMAS Newcastle

HMAS Newcastle (06) and Pakistani Naval Ship Alamgir conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Kanawha in the Middle East region. *** Local Caption *** Operation Manitou is the ADF contribution to support international efforts to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East Region (MER).

The primary goal of Operation Manitou is to contribute to the US-led Combined Maritime Forces, which is a 31-nation partnership focused on defeating terrorism, preventing piracy, encouraging regional cooperation and promoting a safe maritime environment.

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