Topic: Operation SLIPPER
Nineteen boardings, 3.1 tonnes of heroin and 36 tonnes of hashish seized and destroyed, and over $2.7 billion AUD removed from terrorist networks.
Life as a communication sailor in the Navy brings a world of possibilities, as Leading Seaman Chris Soles has discovered.
More than 6,000 New South Wales based members of the Australian Defence Force, Australian Federal Police and other government agencies will march through Sydney on Saturday, 21 March, as part of a national commemoration to mark the completion of Operation SLIPPER.
HMAS Darwin has completed a highly successful maritime security deployment to the Middle East and is now heading home to Sydney after being deployed under tasking to the US-led Combined Maritime Forces and Combined Task Force 150.
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.
HMAS 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.
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.
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 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 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.