Death of a Navy member

Published on Department of Defence Media Release (author)

Topic(s): Operations, Operation RESOLUTE, Ships, Boats and Submarines, Patrol Vessels (PB & PSO), On The Record, ADV Cape Inscription (320)

Official Royal Australian Navy brandmark (photo: )
Official Royal Australian Navy brandmark

It is with deep regret the Australian Defence Force can confirm the death of a Royal Australian Navy member.

The member was deployed on Operation RESOLUTE in Australian Defence Vessel Cape Inscription.

The next of kin have been informed and Defence is providing support to the member's family and shipmates.

On behalf of the men and women of the Australian Defence Force, the Chief of the Defence Force extends his deepest sympathy to the family, friends and shipmates of the deceased member.

Defence is liaising with local authorities and the cause of death is not yet known.  As such, it is not appropriate to provide further details at this time.