Topic: ADV Cape Fourcroy (310)
The Commanding Officer of the Australian Defence Vessel at the centre of a major drug bust off the New South Wales coast, says his team chased the suspect vessel for up to eight hours before the suspects could be apprehended by police.
A Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) operation in collaboration with Maritime Border Command (MBC) has yesterday resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of approximately 600 kilograms of cocaine.
Cairns-based Royal Australian Navy officers, sailors and units have been recognised for excellence at a series of ceremonies in the top end.
ADV Cape Inscription has rushed to the aid of a vessel on fire in Darwin Harbour. It was the second recent incident when Royal Australian Navy crewed Cape Class patrol boats have lent assistance to mariners in distress.
A Navy-crewed patrol boat has rescued nine Papua New Guinean fisherman after their vessel was found in the Torres Strait, having drifted without fuel or food for six days.
Australian Defence Vessel Cape Inscription has had her official naming ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia on 6 June with the Australian White Ensign hoisted for the first time.