Topic: HMAS Pirie (P87)

HMAS Pirie mercy dash

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author)

Stock image: HMAS Pirie conducts manoeuvres during the Australian-Indonesian Coordinated Patrol 2012. (photo: ABIS James Whittle)

Stock image: HMAS Pirie conducts manoeuvres during the Australian-Indonesian Coordinated Patrol 2012.

A rapid response by HMAS Pirie’s crew may have saved the life of a crew member onboard an Australian fishing vessel.

Santa duties for sailors at sea over Christmas

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Commanding Officer of Attack Two, Lieutenant Steven Noakes ready to set sail for a Christmas patrol in northern Australian waters.
 (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Commanding Officer of Attack Two, Lieutenant Steven Noakes ready to set sail for a Christmas patrol in northern Australian waters.

Cairns resident Steve Noakes is the closest thing to Santa this Christmas for his Patrol Boat crew of 21 who are away from home conducting security operations in Australia's northern waters.