Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)
HMAS Darwin’s contribution to operations in the Middle East was formally recognised during a visit to the ship on 2 July by Commodore Jeremy Blunden Royal Navy, Commander of Combined Task Force 150.
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.
HMAS Darwin has intercepted a suspected drug smuggling dhow, seizing 449 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $132 million dollars.
HMAS Darwin is working hard conducting maritime security, counter-terrorism and counter-piracy operations in the Middle East Area of Operations.
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.
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.