Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)

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.

Ashes scattered from HMAS Darwin

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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. (photo: Unknown)

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 Darwin.

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.

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.

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.

HMAS Darwin rescues 13 off the coast of Pakistan

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HMAS Darwin's Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat, 'Pegasus', rescues 13 Iranian fishermen. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat, 'Pegasus', rescues 13 Iranian fishermen.

The crew of HMAS Darwin has rescued 13 fishermen who were adrift at sea off the coast of Pakistan. 

HMAS Darwin visits India

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Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Chad Mapp, RAN waves to INS Sunayna as she passes by during the end of officer of the watch manoeuvres. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Chad Mapp, RAN waves to INS Sunayna as she passes by during the end of officer of the watch manoeuvres.

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 visits Muscat

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Special Sea Dutymen fall in on the forecastle of HMAS Darwin as the ship prepares to berth in Muscat, Oman. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Special Sea Dutymen fall in on the forecastle of HMAS Darwin as the ship prepares to berth in Muscat, Oman.

HMAS Darwin made the first port call of her Operation SLIPPER deployment at Port Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Oman, earlier this week.