Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward Stacey Butson (right) scatters the ashes of her grandfather, John Mortimer Butson, with the help of close friend, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Bonny Hood, on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin.
A sailor has honoured the memory of her grandfather, who served in the Navy during World War II (WWII), with the scattering of his ashes off the east coast of Tanzania from HMAS
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.
March 23, 2014 by Royal Australian Navy (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)
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.
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.