HMAS Darwin has completed a highly successful maritime security deployment to the Middle East and is now heading home to Sydney.

Deployed under tasking to the US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, the Guided Missile Frigate with a Ship’s Company of 232 personnel seized narcotics with a street value of more than AU$2.1 billion during the five-month deployment, including the largest seizure of heroin (1032kg) in the CMF’s history.

Darwin’s Commanding Officer, Commander Terry Morrison said he is extremely proud of the efforts of his crew. […]