HMAS Warramunga Continues Counter-Drug Mission
1/22/2018 HMAS Warramunga intercepted and boarded a suspect vessel in international waters in the Arabian Sea on 07 January, seizing more than 100 kilograms of heroin, valued at approximately AUD$33 million.
The operation was planned by the Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) which is commanded by Australia and supported by a combined Australian-Canadian staff.
Warramunga is deployed on Operation MANITOU, supporting international efforts to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East region (MER).
Warramunga is on her third deployment to the MER and is the 66th rotation of a Royal Australian Navy vessel to the region since 1990.