Middle East tour for Tobruk
THE amphibious ship HMAS Tobrukhas set sail for the Middle East to support operations in the troubled region.
After making a stop in Fremantle, Western Australia, HMAS Tobrukwill sail to the Persian Gulf to provide assistance to operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
The ship’s mission will be to deliver Australian military stores and equipment, which will be airlifted into Afghanistan by the United States Airforce.
It will also bring Australian equipment home from the Middle East.
Speaking at Tobruk’s farewell at Garden Island in Sydney Harbour, the Navy’s Maritime Commander, Rear Admiral Davyd Thomas, said he had ‘every confidence’ the crew members would ‘perform their duties to the highest of standards during this mission’.
The Tobrukwill return to Australia in March next year.