Operation MANITOU

By Royal Australian Navy

Operation MANITOU is the Australian Government's contribution to the international effort to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East region (MER). An enhanced security environment ensures Australia's safe and open access to the region while fostering trade and commerce. The Government of Australia routinely commits a Royal Australian Navy vessel and personnel to support the US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to defeat terrorism, prevent piracy, encourage regional cooperation, and promote a safe maritime environment.