Topic: Operation SLIPPER
Australian Specialist Health Group personnel (from left) Wing Commander Andrew Rosengarten, Wing Commander Bruce Paix, Squadron Leader Michael Rudd, Captain Timothy Hughes, Lieutenant Jen Evans and Flying Officer Louise Cole.
Seven Australian specialist medical officers at the forefront of their chosen fields are continuing Australia’s contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
Over six tons of hashish seized during a recent boarding placed on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin, prior to destruction. Hashish was contained in 306 hessian bags each containing approximately 20 x one kilogram coffee bags, a sample of which can be seen on top.
Darwin has struck again against drug smugglers, intercepting another vessel in the Arabian Sea and seizing more than 6.2 tonnes of narcotics with an estimated street value of almost $250 million.
Boarding Party Officer, Lieutenant Joshua Maher, RAN, right, and Lieutenant Benjamin McGrath, RAN show Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Commodore Noel Derwort, CSC, ADC, equipment utilised by HMAS Darwin's boarding party when conducting boarding operations.
Air Commodore Noel Derwort has tested his sea legs for the first time since taking over as Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force 633 in the Middle East Area of Operations.
HMAS Darwin's Aviation department with the embarked helicopter 'Blackout', an S-70B Seahawk deploying flares in the background.
The men and women of HMAS
Darwin are currently working hard conducting operations as part of Australia’s contribution to maritime security, counter-terrorism and counter-piracy operations in the Middle East Area of Operations.
HMAS Darwin's boarding party officers, Lieutenant Benjamin McGrath (right) and Lieutenant Joshua Maher discuss lessons learnt from previous boardings with members of HMS Somerset's boarding party.
Darwin has taken advantage of a cross-deck to exchange ideas with members of the Royal Navy ship HMS Somerset while conducting maritime security patrols in the Arabian Sea.
HMAS Darwin's boarding party conducts an insertion onto a suspicious dhow to search for illegal narcotics during operations in the Arabian Sea.
Darwin has again intercepted a suspected drug smuggling vessel operating in international waters, seizing 786 kilograms of narcotics with an estimated street value of $30 million.
May 15, 2014 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), LSA Stephen McGreal (photographer)
HMAS Darwin's boarding party, embarked on Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats, prepare to conduct a boarding on a suspicious vessel, suspected of carrying illegal narcotics.
Darwin has intercepted a suspected drug smuggling dhow, seizing 449 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $132 million dollars.
Published on May 14, 2014 by LCDR Tracey Bellerby (author), POB Cameron Devenny (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Stephanie Norris, left, dressed in full boarding party kit, prepares for a 9mm live shoot off the flight deck of HMAS Darwin.
Darwin is working hard conducting maritime security, counter-terrorism and counter-piracy operations in the Middle East Area of Operations.
Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Natalie Davies in front of an AH-64 Apache helicopter at Kandahar Airfield.
Inspecting United States attack helicopters in the middle of a dusty airfield in Afghanistan is the last place Navy pilot Natalie Davies thought she would ply her aviation trade.
HMAS Darwin's Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Wilfred Bowie, closed up on the 12.7mm gun.
Wilfred ‘Bowie’ Bowie is currently serving as an Able Seaman Boatswains Mate onboard HMAS
Darwin, deployed on Operation SLIPPER. Having grown up in Injinoo Queensland, Bowie wanted to find a job where he could be an example for his family and friends.