HMAS Success on Its Way Home to Sydney

Australian Navy’s HMAS Success is homeward bound after a six month deployment in the Middle East undertaking duties as part of Operation MANITOU.

During a respite and refuelling stop in the Seychelles, Success hosted luncheon on behalf of their former Commander on MANITOU, Commander Joint Task Force 633, Rear Admiral Trevor Jones.

Invitees included Australian High Commissioner, Her Excellency Ms Susan Coles, Lieutenant Gilbert from the Seychelles Coast Guard, Mr Wayne Bastin from the Seychelles Ministry of Home Affairs and members of the Australian expatriate community.

Commanding Officer Success Captain Justin Jones hosted the luncheon and said it was important to reinforce the strong links between Australia and the Seychelles.

The ship also welcomed approximately 40 members of the Seychelles Australian Alumni onboard for a tour.

Success sailed from the Seychelles for Australia on 14 May, she is due to return to her home port Fleet Base East in Sydney in early June.

Image: Australian Navy

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