Topic: HMAS Darwin (F04)

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

Published on by ABIS Sarah Williams (author and photographer)

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.

Setting sail for a good cause

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HMAS Darwin's Communication and Information Systems department shows their support towards Motor Neurone Disease fundraising efforts. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's Communication and Information Systems department shows their support towards Motor Neurone Disease fundraising efforts.

Leading Seaman Communication & Information Systems sailor Erin Ormiston is running over 5000km to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Western Australia. Erin is currently in HMAS Darwin which is enroute to conduct the 57th rotation of Operation SLIPPER in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Resurgent in Mission Readiness

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

HMAS Darwin successfully achieved Mission Readiness following a recent evaluation ahead of the scheduled deployment for Operation SLIPPER.

Darwin sails for SLIPPER

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After months of intensive preparation, HMAS Darwin departed her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney for a seven-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

After months of intensive preparation, HMAS Darwin departed her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney for a seven-month deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER.

The Australian Warship HMAS Darwin departed Sydney today, bound for the Middle East Area of Operations where she will take over Operation SLIPPER duties from HMAS Melbourne

Fuelling the fleet

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HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Darwin in the East Australian Exercise Area. It was Success' first RAS since returning to sea following her extended refit period. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Darwin in the East Australian Exercise Area. It was Success' first RAS since returning to sea following her extended refit period.

HMAS Success has successfully completed her first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) as part of Sea Qualification Trials, just days after returning to sea.

Call of the sea lures HMAS Darwin sailor

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Leading Seaman Marine Technician David Gouge conducts crowd control on board HMAS Darwin, for the Fleet Base East Open Day during the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician David Gouge conducts crowd control on board HMAS Darwin, for the Fleet Base East Open Day during the International Fleet Review 2013.

Leading Seaman David Gouge played his part in the International Fleet Review (IFR) from October 3-10 in Sydney aboard HMAS Darwin.