Topic: Operation SLIPPER

Navy a natural choice for North Queensland sailor

Published on by LCDR Tracey Bellerby (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lawrence Sabadi. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lawrence Sabadi.

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.

Torres Straits doctor enjoying Navy career

Published on by LCDR Tracey Bellerby (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Beimop Tapim, RAN, conducts a medical check of a member of ship's company. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Beimop Tapim, RAN, conducts a medical check of a member of ship's company.

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.

Australian Navy ship provides emergency assistance to French fishing vessel

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HMAS Darwin's embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Blackout' winches Leading Seaman Medic Tracey Kearns onto the forecastle of the French vessel Cape Saint Vincent, in response to a distress signal sent from the boat. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Blackout' winches Leading Seaman Medic Tracey Kearns onto the forecastle of the French vessel Cape Saint Vincent, in response to a distress signal sent from the boat.

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.

Navy officer plies trade in Afghanistan

Published on by LEUT Peter Croce (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Alwyn Johnson on deployment at Headquarters 633-A in Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger             )

Lieutenant Commander Alwyn Johnson on deployment at Headquarters 633-A in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Exeter’s Alwyn Johnson is the sole Navy officer working in the Australian headquarters of landlocked Afghanistan for Operation SLIPPER.

School mates serve together in the Middle East

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Lieutenant Commander Kent Browning and Lieutenant Jamie Imlay Gillespie at the entrance to the Combined Maritime Forces Headquarters in Bahrain. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Kent Browning and Lieutenant Jamie Imlay Gillespie at the entrance to the Combined Maritime Forces Headquarters in Bahrain.

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.

Watch on, stop on: RAN operations in the Middle East

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Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC (left foreground) receives a brief on current maritime operations from Commodore Daryl Bates, AM, RAN (middle) and his team from Combined Task Force 150 in Bahrain.


 (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC (left foreground) receives a brief on current maritime operations from Commodore Daryl Bates, AM, RAN (middle) and his team from Combined Task Force 150 in Bahrain.

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.

Breaking the terrorist business model

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One hundred and fifty one x 20kg bags of illegal narcotics seized from a skiff operating in the Arabian Sea.
  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

One hundred and fifty one x 20kg bags of illegal narcotics seized from a skiff operating in the Arabian Sea.

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 seizes $137 million of cannabis resin after high-speed pursuit in Gulf of Aden

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One hundred and fifty one x 20kg bags of illegal narcotics seized from a skiff operating in the Arabian Sea.
  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

One hundred and fifty one x 20kg bags of illegal narcotics seized from a skiff operating in the Arabian Sea.

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.

Victorious Melbourne returns to Sydney

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Marine Technician, Able Seaman Sumeet Sewak stands at attention during procedure alpha as HMAS Melbourne prepares to berth alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney after returning from Operation SLIPPER. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Marine Technician, Able Seaman Sumeet Sewak stands at attention during procedure alpha as HMAS Melbourne prepares to berth alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney after returning from Operation SLIPPER.

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. 

French and Australian naval ships seize large quantity of cannabis resin

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HMAS Darwin's boarding party board a suspicious shu'ai dhow to conduct a search for illegal contraband. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's boarding party board a suspicious shu'ai dhow to conduct a search for illegal contraband.

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.