Royal Australian Navy Sailor Dies on Board HMAS Toowoomba


A Royal Australian Navy sailor serving in HMAS Toowoombahas died while the ship was conducting a port visit to Mumbai, India.

Circumstances surrounding the death are currently under investigation by Defence and Embassy officials.

The Defence Community Organisation and Navy is providing support to the sailor’s family and counselling is being offered to the sailor’s crew mates.

The Chief of Navy and all members of the Navy family are saddened by this loss and offer their condolences to the family.

HMAS Toowoomba is conducting a port visit to Mumbai, on return from Operation Slipper duties in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Source: navy, October 25, 2011;