Topic: Operation SLIPPER
Commodore Daryl Bates at Combined Maritime Forces Headquarters in Bahrain.
Adelaide-born and bred, Commodore Daryl Bates is currently having great success commanding a maritime security task force in the Middle East and Indian Ocean regions.
Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Chad Mapp, RAN waves to INS Sunayna as she passes by during the end of officer of the watch manoeuvres.
While en route to the Middle East Area of Operations for Operation SLIPPER, HMAS
Darwin recently conducted a port visit to Kochi, India which culminated in a successful bilateral exercise.
Special Sea Dutymen fall in on the forecastle of HMAS Darwin as the ship prepares to berth in Muscat, Oman.
Darwin made the first port call of her Operation SLIPPER deployment at Port Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Oman, earlier this week.
"Piped-on!" Commander Joint Task Force 633, Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC, pays his respects while boarding HMAS Melbourne in Port Sultan Qaboos, Oman.
On the eve of her departure from the Middle East Area of Operations, the sailors and officers of HMAS
Melbourne have been congratulated for their efforts while deployed as part of Operation SLIPPER.
HMAS Melbourne's boarding party gather around nearly two tonnes of hashish that lays piled on the ship's flight deck following a successful narcotics inderdiction operation in the Middle East Area of Operations.
Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS
Melbourne and Pakistani Naval Ship (PNS) Alamgir have worked together to seize and destroy almost 2-tonnes of suspected cannabis resin with an estimated Australian street value of approximately $AUD 113 million.
AUD$706 million dollars of drugs seized by the crew of HMAS Melbourne prior to being destroyed.
Melbourne has seized and destroyed hundreds of kilograms of what is believed to be heroin with an estimated street value of $706 million Australian dollars.
Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation.
Darwin successfully achieved Mission Readiness following a recent evaluation ahead of the scheduled deployment for Operation SLIPPER.
After months of intensive preparation, HMAS Darwin departed her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney for a seven-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER.
The Australian Warship HMAS
Darwin departed Sydney today, bound for the Middle East Area of Operations where she will take over Operation SLIPPER duties from HMAS Melbourne.
Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Chief of the Djibouti Navy, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher; and Regional Engagement Officer Combined Task Force 151, Lieutenant Commander Maria Vang Knudsen, Royal Danish Navy meet in Djibouti.
A Combined Task Force 150 and CTF 151 delegation, led by Commodore Daryl Bates of the Royal Australian Navy, recently met with senior maritime leaders in Djibouti.
Published on January 10, 2014 by combinedmaritimeforces.com (author), LCDR Emma McDonald-Kerr (photographer)
(L-R) Former Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Asif Khaliq, Pakistan Navy; Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Daryl Bates, RAN; Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, His Excellency Peter Heyward; Commander Karachi, Vice Admiral Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain, Pakistan Navy; CTF 150 Planning and Regional Engagement Officer, Commander Michael Turner, RAN; and Assistant Defence Adviser to Pakistan, Major Rick Lovelock, Australian Army.
A Combined Task Force 150 delegation, led by Australian Commodore Daryl Bates RAN met with senior leaders of the Pakistan Navy during a three-day visit to Pakistan during December.