HMAS Ballarat completes first patrol

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HMAS Ballarat completes first patrol (0.57 mins)

HMAS Ballarat has arrived in the Gulf to begin operations in the Middle East Region. The Australian Anzac-Class Frigate's first patrol is part of a nine-month rotation that will see her cover about 3.2 million square miles of international waters on a mission to contribute to the maritime security and stability of the region. This is the 67th rotation of a Royal Australian Navy ship in the Middle East since the first Gulf War in 1990, maintaining a continuous presence in the Region. Operation MANITOU is Australia’s contribution to the international security and stability effort in the Middle East region, which includes counter terrorism, counter piracy and narcotics interdiction.

Publish Date 07 Dec 2018
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