Topic: Operation SLIPPER
Growing up in Cairns, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lawrence Sabadi’s decision to join the Royal Australian Navy was heavily influenced by family members already serving with the Australian Defence Force.
At the age of 18, Lieutenant Beimop ‘BJ’ Tapim joined the Royal Australian Navy from Mer Island, Torres Straits as a Medical Assistant. He followed in the footsteps of his parents both of whom served with the Navy.
The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin has provided emergency medical assistance to a heart attack victim from a French fishing vessel in the Middle East Area of Operations.
Exeter’s Alwyn Johnson is the sole Navy officer working in the Australian headquarters of landlocked Afghanistan for Operation SLIPPER.
Two school mates are currently deployed together in the Middle East Area of Operations on maritime security operations, 20 years since they met on their first day at Blue Mountains Grammar.
A legacy that many Australians may not be aware of is the Royal Australian Navy presence in the Middle East since Operation DAMASK in September 1990.
The Royal Australian Navy’s success in stopping illegal narcotic shipments in the Middle East Area of Operations is having a ripple effect across international terrorist organisations.
HMAS Darwin has seized and destroyed more than three tonnes of cannabis resin with an estimated street value of $137 million dollars, found aboard a skiff in the Middle East Area of Operations.
After six months at sea and over a $1 billion dollars in drug apprehensions, HMAS Melbourne returned to her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, today.
HMAS Darwin has seized and destroyed more than 650 kilograms of cannabis resin during a combined French and Australian counter-narcotics operation in the Middle East Area of Operations.