Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)
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.
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 Darwin.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The crew of HMAS Darwin has rescued 13 fishermen who were adrift at sea off the coast of Pakistan.
While en route to the Middle East Area of Operations for Operation SLIPPER, HMAS Darwin recently conducted a port visit to Kochi, India which culminated in a successful bilateral exercise.
HMAS Darwin made the first port call of her Operation SLIPPER deployment at Port Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Oman, earlier this week.