Death of a Royal Australian Navy member
27 June 2017
It is with deep regret the Australian Defence Force can confirm the death of a Royal Australian Navy member.
The member was deployed on Operation RESOLUTE in Australian Defence Vessel Cape Inscription.
The next of kin have been informed and Defence is providing support to the member's family and shipmates.
On behalf of the men and women of the Australian Defence Force, the Chief of the Defence Force extends his deepest sympathy to the family, friends and shipmates of the deceased member.
Defence is liaising with local authorities and the cause of death is not yet known. As such, it is not appropriate to provide further details at this time.
Media are asked to respect the privacy of the member’s family and shipmates at this difficult time.
Defence Media: 02 6127 1999, media [at] defence.gov.au